Bolsøy

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Bolsøy herred
Official logo of Bolsøy herred
Møre og Romsdal within
Norway
Bolsøy within Møre og Romsdal
Bolsøy within Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°46′49″N 07°29′33″E / 62.78028°N 7.49250°E / 62.78028; 7.49250Coordinates: 62°46′49″N 07°29′33″E / 62.78028°N 7.49250°E / 62.78028; 7.49250
CountryNorway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
DistrictRomsdal
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreBolsøya
Area
 • Total290 km2 (110 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Population
 (1964)
 • Total7,996
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1544
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byMolde in 1964

Bolsøy is a former municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 290-square-kilometre (110 sq mi) municipality of Bolsøy encompassed the area around the Fannefjorden including most of the present-day Molde Municipality, excluding the town of Molde. The municipality also included the Molde Archipelago and the island of Bolsøya. The administrative center of the municipality was located on the island of Bolsøya near the location of the main church for the parish, Bolsøy Church.[1]

History[edit]

The parish of Bolsøy was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). According to the 1835 census, Bolsøy had a population of 2,391.[2] On 1 January 1877, the Sotnakken farm (population: 19) was added to Bolsøy Municipality from Nesset Municipality. In 1915, a part of Bolsøy with 183 inhabitants was transferred to the town of Molde. Again in 1952, another part of Bolsøy (population: 1,913) was transferred to the town of Molde.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, Bolsøy Municipality (population: 7,996) ceased to exist when it was merged with the town of Molde (population: 8,239), the northern part of Veøy Municipality (population: 756), and the Mordal area (population: 77) from Nord-Aukra Municipality to form the new Molde Municipality.[3]

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Bolsøy, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elects a mayor.[4]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Herredsstyre) of Bolsøy was made up of 35 representatives that were elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the final municipal council was as follows:

Bolsøy Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)8
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:35
Bolsøy Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)8
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:35
Bolsøy Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [7]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)8
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:32
Bolsøy Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [8]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)0
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)6
Total number of members:32
Bolsøy Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [9]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)8
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)4
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:32
Bolsøy Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høyre)1
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
 Joint list of the Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)
and the Liberal Party (Venstre)
5
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
Total number of members:32

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bolsøy – tidligere kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  2. ^ Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Møre og Romsdal 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ Hansen, Tore, ed. (2016-05-12). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-04-20.