Borgund, Sogn og Fjordane

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Borgund herad
Official logo of Borgund herad
Sogn og Fjordane within
Norway
Borgund within Sogn og Fjordane
Borgund within Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°02′55″N 7°48′49″E / 61.0487°N 7.8135°E / 61.0487; 7.8135Coordinates: 61°02′55″N 7°48′49″E / 61.0487°N 7.8135°E / 61.0487; 7.8135
CountryNorway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictSunnfjord
Established1 Jan 1864
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
Administrative centreSteinklepp
Area
 • Total635 km2 (245 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
Demonym(s)Borgynd[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1423
Preceded byLærdal in 1864
Succeeded byLærdal in 1964

Borgund is a former municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the southeastern part of the traditional district of Sogn. The 635-square-kilometre (245 sq mi) municipality existed from 1864 until its dissolution in 1964. It encompassed an area in the eastern part of the present-day Lærdal Municipality. The administrative center of Borgund was the village of Steinklepp, just northeast of the village of Borgund. Steinklepp was the site of a store, a bank, and a school. The historical Filefjell Kongevegen road passes through the Borgund area.[2]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) was named after the old Borgund farm (Old Norse: Borgyndr), where the historic Borgund Stave Church is located. The name is derived from the old word Borg meaning "fortress" or "stronghold".[3]

Location[edit]

The former municipality of Borgund is situated near the southeastern end of the Sognefjorden, along the Lærdalselvi river. The lower parts of the municipality were farms such as Sjurhaugen and Nedrehegg. They are at an elevation of about 270 m (890 ft) above sea level. Høgeloft, on the border with the neighboring municipality of Hemsedal, is a mountain in the Filefjell range and it is the highest point in Borgund at 1,920 m (6,300 ft) above sea level. The lakes Eldrevatnet, Juklevatnet, and Øljusjøen are also located near the border with Hemsedal.

History[edit]

Borgund was established as a municipality in 1864 when it was separated from the municipality of Lærdal. Initially it had a population of 963. 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 Borgund (population: 492) was merged with the Muggeteigen area (population: 11) of the neighboring Årdal Municipality and all of Lærdal Municipality (population: 1,755) were all merged to form a new, larger municipality of Lærdal.[4]

Government[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

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

Borgund Heradsstyre 1960–1963 [5]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høgre)1
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)4
Total number of members:13
Borgund Heradsstyre 1956–1959 [6]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)6
Total number of members:13
Borgund Heradsstyre 1952–1955 [7]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)6
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:12
Borgund Heradsstyre 1948–1951 [8]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)7
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)5
Total number of members:12
Borgund Heradsstyre 1945–1947 [9]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)6
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:12
Borgund Heradsstyre 1938–1941* [10]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)4
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgarlege Felleslister)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Borgund – Sogn og Fjordane". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1919). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Bergenhus amt (in Norwegian) (12 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 74.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  9. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  10. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-05-13.

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