Moster herad
Siggjo and Bømla bridge
Moster within Hordaland
Coordinates: 59°41′57″N 05°23′08″E / 59.69917°N 5.38556°E / 59.69917; 5.38556Coordinates: 59°41′57″N 05°23′08″E / 59.69917°N 5.38556°E / 59.69917; 5.38556
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictSunnhordland
Established1 July 1916
Disestablished1 Jan 1963
Administrative centreMosterhamn
Area
 • Total66 km2 (25 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1962)
 • Total1,841
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mostring[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1218
Preceded byFinnås in 1916
Succeeded byBømlo in 1963

Moster is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1916 until 1963, when it was merged into the new, larger municipality of Bømlo. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Mosterhamn, where the Old Moster Church is located (the oldest surviving stone church in Norway). The 66-square-kilometre (25 sq mi) municipality encompassed the southeastern part of the island of Bømlo and the island of Moster as well as many surrounding islets.[2]

History

The municipality of Moster was established on 1 July 1916 when the old municipality of Finnås was split into the three new municipalities: Moster (population: 1,316), Bømlo (population: 1,217), and Bremnes (population: 3,411). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1963, the three municipalities of Moster (population: 1,834), Bømlo (population: 1,463), and Bremnes (population: 4,829) were merged into a new, larger Bømlo Municipality.[3]

Government

Municipal council

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

Moster Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Conservative Party (Høgre)2
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidarar, fiskarar, småbrukarar liste)
2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:17
Moster Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:17
Moster Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)16
Total number of members:16
Moster Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidarar, fiskarar, småbrukarar liste)
1
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:16
Moster Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidarar, fiskarar, småbrukarar liste)
4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:16
Moster Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:16

See also

References

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Moster – kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-02-16.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-16.