Evanger herad
Official logo of Evanger herad
Evanger within Hordaland
Evanger within Hordaland
Coordinates: 60°39′N 06°07′E / 60.650°N 6.117°E / 60.650; 6.117Coordinates: 60°39′N 06°07′E / 60.650°N 6.117°E / 60.650; 6.117
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictVoss
Established1 Jan 1885
 • Preceded byVoss Municipality
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
 • Succeeded byVoss and Vaksdal municipalities
Administrative centreEvanger
Government
 • Mayor (1948-1963)Ivar Bjørgo (Sp)
Area
 (upon dissolution)
 • Total590 km2 (230 sq mi)
Population
 (1963)
 • Total1,326
 • Density2.2/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vassvøring[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1237

Evanger is a former municipality in the Voss district of the old Hordaland county in Norway. The municipality existed from 1885 until 1964 when it was dissolved and its lands split between two municipalities. The 590-square-kilometre (230 sq mi) municipality included the eastern part of the Eksingedalen valley, the area surrounding the lake Evangervatnet, and the Bergsdalen valley.[3]

View of the village of Evanger and Evanger Church seen across the river Vosso from the Bergen Railway Line
View of the village of Evanger and Evanger Church seen across the river Vosso from the Bergen Railway Line

The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Evanger where Evanger Church is located. Evanger Church served the central part of the municipality. Nesheim Church and Eksingedal Church served the northern part of Evanger and Bergsdalen Church served the southern part of the municipality.

History

The municipality was established on 1 January 1885 when the western district of the large municipality of Voss (population: 2,045) was separated from Voss to become the new municipality of Evanger. 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 Evanger was dissolved. The Bergsdalen and Eksingedalen valleys (population: 251) were merged with parts of the municipalities of Bruvik and Modalen to create the new Vaksdal Municipality. The rest of Evanger, with 1,075 inhabitants, was merged into the neighboring Voss Municipality.[4]

Municipal council

The municipal council (Heradsstyre) of Evanger was made up of 17 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Evanger Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:17
Evanger Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høgre)1
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)8
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:17
Evanger Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)6
Total number of members:16
Evanger Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:16
Evanger Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:16
Evanger Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:16
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.

Notable residents

Knute Nelson memorial sign in Evanger
Knute Nelson memorial sign in Evanger

See also

References

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Evanger – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-16.