Valestrand herad
View of the Valestrand Church
Valestrand within Hordaland
Coordinates: 59°41′58″N 05°28′20″E / 59.69944°N 5.47222°E / 59.69944; 5.47222Coordinates: 59°41′58″N 05°28′20″E / 59.69944°N 5.47222°E / 59.69944; 5.47222
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictSunnhordland
Established1 Jan 1868
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreValevåg
Area
 • Total59 km2 (23 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1963)
 • Total1,227
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Valestrending[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1217
Preceded byStord in 1868
Succeeded bySveio in 1964

Valestrand is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county, Norway. The 59-square-kilometre (23 sq mi) municipality existed from 1868 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located on a peninsula on the southern shore of the Bømlafjorden inside the present-day municipality of Sveio. The administrative centre of Valestrand was the village of Valevåg. The two churches in Valestrand were Valen Chapel and Valestrand Church.[2]

History

The municipality of Valestrand was established on 15 May 1868 when the southern district of the large municipality of Stord (south of the Bømlafjorden) was separated from the rest of Stord to become its own municipality. Initially, Valestrand had a population of 900. On 1 April 1870, the Øklandsgrend area (population: 247) of the neighboring municipality of Finnås was transferred to Valestrand. On 1 January 1964, a major municipal merger took place as a result of the Schei Committee. The municipalities of Sveio (population: 1,697) and Valestrand (population: 1,216) were merged with the western part of the municipality of Vikebygd (population: 471) and a small portion of the northern part of the municipality of Skjold (population: 24), both located north and west of the Ålfjorden. The new municipality was called Sveio. The small portion from Skjold municipality was in Rogaland county, and after the merger it switched to Hordaland county.[3]

Municipal council

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

Valestrand Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)11
Total number of members:13
Valestrand Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:13
Valestrand Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:12
Valestrand Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)8
Total number of members:12
Valestrand Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidarar, fiskarar, småbrukarar liste)
3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)9
Total number of members:12
Valestrand Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)12
Total number of members:12

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Valestrand – tidligere kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-02-15. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-15. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-15. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-15. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-15. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  10. ^ a b "Valestrand cultural church". www.visitnorway.com. Innovation Norway. Retrieved 10 July 2015.