Vevring herad
View of the local Vevring Church
Vevring within Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°29′32″N 5°24′24″E / 61.4922°N 5.4067°E / 61.4922; 5.4067Coordinates: 61°29′32″N 5°24′24″E / 61.4922°N 5.4067°E / 61.4922; 5.4067
CountryNorway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictSunnfjord
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreIndrevevring
Area
 • Total120 km2 (50 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total464
 • Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1434
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byFlora, Askvoll, and Naustdal in 1964

Vevring is a former municipality in the old Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. It encompassed the land surrounding the western part of the Førdefjorden on both the north and south shores of the fjord in what is now Kinn, Askvoll, and Sunnfjord municipalities in Vestland county. It stretched from the Ålasundet strait (the narrowest part of the fjord) in the east to the mouth of the fjord in the west and from the Steindalen valley in the north to the mountains south of the fjord. The municipality was 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi) in 1964 when it was dissolved.

The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Indrevevring (on the north shore of the fjord), where the Vevring Church is located. The village of Kvammen, across the fjord from Indrevevring was the main village on the south side of the fjord.

Name

The municipality was named after the old Vevring farm (Old Norse: Wæfring), since Vevring Church is located there. The farm was named after a stream that flowed past it. The name of the stream comes from the Old Norse word vafra which means to "go here and there", which describes the path of the stream.[1][2]

History

The parish of Vevring was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). 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 split between three surrounding municipalities:[3]

Government

Municipal council

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

Vevring Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:15
Vevring Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:15
Vevring Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:14
Vevring Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:14
Vevring Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:14
Vevring Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)12
Total number of members:14

See also

References

  1. ^ "Vevring". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1919). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Bergenhus amt (in Norwegian) (12 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 348.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  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 2020-05-11.