Manger herad
View of the village of Manger
Hordaland within
Norway
Manger within Hordaland
Coordinates: 60°38′29″N 05°02′29″E / 60.64139°N 5.04139°E / 60.64139; 5.04139Coordinates: 60°38′29″N 05°02′29″E / 60.64139°N 5.04139°E / 60.64139; 5.04139
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictNordhordland
Established1 January 1838
Disestablished1 January 1964
Administrative centreManger
Area
 • Total34 km2 (13 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1963)
 • Total1,328
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1261
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byRadøy in 1964

Manger is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located in what is now Alver Municipality in Vestland county. Upon its dissolution in 1964, Manger encompassed 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi). The municipality originally included almost all of the island of Radøy, the northern part of the island of Holsnøy, and all the islands of northern Øygarden. Over time, the municipality was reduced in size several times, so that by 1964, it was just the central part of Radøy island. The administrative centre was the village of Manger where Manger Church is located.[1]

History

The parish of Manger was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). On 1 January 1871, the northwestern island district (population: 2,484) was separated to form the new municipality of Herdla. Then on 1 January 1910, the rest of the islands in the west of Manger (population: 986) was separated to form the new municipality of Hjelme. This left Manger with a population of 4,453. On 1 July 1924, all that was left of Manger was divided into three separate municipalities: the northern part became the new municipality of , the southern part became the new municipality of Sæbø, and the remainder in the center was a much smaller Manger municipality. After this, Manger had a population of 1,426.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the municipality was dissolved and a merged with the following places to form the new Radøy Municipality.[2]

Government

Municipal council

The municipal council (Heradsstyre) of Manger was made up of 13 representatives that were elected to four-year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Manger Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [3]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:13
Manger Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:13
Manger Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:12
Manger Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:12
Manger Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:12
Manger Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidarar, fiskarar, småbrukarar liste)
4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:12

See also

References

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Manger – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  3. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 16 May 2020.