Kolvereid (municipality)

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Kolvereid herred
Former municipality
Kolvereid herred is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Kolvereid herred
Kolvereid herred
Kolvereid within Nord-Trøndelag
Kolvereid herred is located in Norway
Kolvereid herred
Kolvereid herred
Kolvereid herred (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°51′55″N 11°36′16″E / 64.86528°N 11.60444°E / 64.86528; 11.60444Coordinates: 64°51′55″N 11°36′16″E / 64.86528°N 11.60444°E / 64.86528; 11.60444
Country Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
District Namdalen
Established 1 Jan 1838
Disestablished 1 Jan 1964
Administrative centre Kolvereid
Area
 • Total 433 km2 (167 sq mi)
  *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population (1964)
 • Total 2,426
 • Density 5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-1752
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded by Nærøy in 1964

Kolvereid is a former municipality in the old Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 433-square-kilometre (167 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The municipality encompassed the central part of what is now the municipality of Nærøy in Trøndelag county. The municipality included both sides of the central part of the Folda fjord. The administrative centre was the village of Kolvereid where the Kolvereid Church is located.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Kolvereid was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). In 1860, the northern islands and coastal area of Kolvereid (population: 1,702) was separated to become the new municipality of Leka. Then on 1 October 1886, the northeastern part of the municipality (population: 948) surrounding the innermost parts of the Foldafjord was separated to become the new municipality of Foldereid. This left Kolvereid with 1,716 residents. On 1 January 1902, an unpopulated part of Kolvereid was transferred to the neighboring municipality of Nærøy.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality of Kolvereid (population: 2,426) was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Nærøy (population: 2,182), Gravvik (population: 816), and the western two-thirds of Foldereid to form the new, larger municipality of Nærøy.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosvold, Knut A., ed. (2018-04-12). "Kolvereid". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.