Vikebygd herad
View of the village of Vikebygd
Vikebygd within Hordaland
Coordinates: 59°35′39″N 05°35′14″E / 59.59417°N 5.58722°E / 59.59417; 5.58722Coordinates: 59°35′39″N 05°35′14″E / 59.59417°N 5.58722°E / 59.59417; 5.58722
CountryNorway
CountyHordaland
DistrictSunnhordland
Established1 Jan 1902
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreVikebygd
Area
 • Total102 km2 (39 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1963)
 • Total1,049
 • Density10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1215
Preceded bySveen in 1902
Succeeded byØlen and Sveio in 1964

Vikebygd is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1902 until its dissolution in 1964. It was located along the eastern and western shores of the Ålfjorden, a small branch off the main Hardangerfjorden. The 102-square-kilometre (39 sq mi) municipality is located in the present-day municipalities of Sveio (in Hordaland county) and in Vindafjord (in Rogaland county). The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Vikebygd, where Vikebygd Church is located.[1]

History

Historically, the parish of Vikebygd was a part of the old municipality of Fjeldberg. In 1865, Vikebygd parish became a part of the new municipality of Sveen. On 1 January 1902, the eastern part of the municipality of Sveen was separated to form the new municipality of Vikebygd. Initially, Vikebygd had a population of 1,092.

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 Vikebygd was dissolved. Using Ålfjorden as a dividing line the western part of Vikebygd (population: 471) was merged into the neighboring municipality of Sveio and the eastern part (population: 578) was merged into the neighboring municipality of Ølen. On 1 January 2006, all of Ølen municipality was incorporated into Vindafjord municipality in Rogaland county.[2]

Municipal council

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

Vikebygd Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [3]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:17
Vikebygd Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [4]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:17
Vikebygd Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:16
Vikebygd Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)14
Total number of members:16
Vikebygd Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)3
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)13
Total number of members:16
Vikebygd Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)15
Total number of members:16

See also

References

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vikebygd" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  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 2020-02-15. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-15. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-15. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-15. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-15. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-16.