Sørreisa

Last updated
Sørreisa kommune

Ráisavuona suohkan
Norway Counties Troms og Finnmark Position.svg
Troms og Finnmark within
Norway
NO 5419 Sorreisa.svg
Sørreisa within Troms og Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°05′31″N18°11′37″E / 69.09194°N 18.19361°E / 69.09194; 18.19361 Coordinates: 69°05′31″N18°11′37″E / 69.09194°N 18.19361°E / 69.09194; 18.19361
Country Norway
County Troms og Finnmark
District Midt-Troms
Established1 Sept 1886
Administrative centre Sørreisa
Government
  Mayor (2015)Jan-Eirik Nordahl (Ap)
Area
  Total362.95 km2 (140.14 sq mi)
  Land346.67 km2 (133.85 sq mi)
  Water16.28 km2 (6.29 sq mi)  4.5%
Area rank247 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
  Total3,464
  Rank218 in Norway
  Density10/km2 (30/sq mi)
  Change (10 years)
2.9%
Demonym(s) Sørreisværing [1]
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code NO-5419
Official language form Neutral [2]
Website sorreisa.kommune.no

Sørreisa (Northern Sami : Ráisavuona suohkan) is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sørreisa. Other villages include Grunnreisa, Skøelva, and Smørsgård.

Contents

The 363-square-kilometre (140 sq mi) municipality is the 247th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Sørreisa is the 218th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 3,464. The municipality's population density is 10 inhabitants per square kilometre (26/sq mi) and its population has increased by 2.9% over the previous 10-year period. [3] [4]

General information

The municipality of Sørreisen was established on 1 September 1886 when the large Tranøy Municipality was divided into three: Tranøy (population: 1,239) in the west, Dyrøy (population: 1,281) in the south, and Sørreisen (population: 1,361) in the east. Later, the spelling was changed to Sørreisa. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the part of Sørreisa across the Reisafjorden on the island of Senja (population: 129) was transferred to Lenvik Municipality. [5]

On 1 January 2020, the municipality became part of the newly formed Troms og Finnmark county. Previously, it had been part of the old Troms county. [6]

Name

The municipality is named after the Reisafjorden (originally Reisa), which again is named after the Reisaelva (the "Reisa river" - originally Reisa). The river name is derived from the verb rísa which means "raise" (referring to flooding). The first element Sør ("south") was added to distinguish the municipality from Nordreisa Municipality (located further to the north in the same county). The municipality was originally named Sørreisen. [7]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is from modern times; they were granted on 7 September 1984. The arms show three gold stars on a red background. It was derived from the oldest known seal in the municipality, a 17th-century seal of Jacob Hansen Kinapel, who was a police sergeant in Sørreisa from 1715 to 1748. [8]

Churches

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Sørreisa. It is part of the Indre Troms prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.

Churches in Sørreisa
Parish (Sokn)Church NameLocation of the ChurchYear Built
Sørreisa Sørreisa Church Tømmervika 1992
Skøelv Chapel Skøelva 1966
Straumen Chapel Sørreisa 1973

Geography

Sørreisa is located on the western coast of Norway, along the Reisafjorden, just east of the large island of Senja. The 363-square-kilometre (140 sq mi) municipality is mostly populated along the shoreline. The municipality of Dyrøy lies to the west, Salangen and Bardu to the south, Målselv to the east, and Lenvik to the north.

Climate

Climate data for Sørreisa
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Daily mean °C (°F)−4.5
(23.9)
−4.3
(24.3)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.0
(33.8)
5.9
(42.6)
10.2
(50.4)
12.7
(54.9)
11.5
(52.7)
7.4
(45.3)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.8
(30.6)
−3.1
(26.4)
3.1
(37.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches)97
(3.8)
86
(3.4)
67
(2.6)
56
(2.2)
39
(1.5)
50
(2.0)
66
(2.6)
74
(2.9)
92
(3.6)
122
(4.8)
103
(4.1)
103
(4.1)
955
(37.6)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute [9]

Government

All municipalities in Norway, including Sørreisa, 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 elect a mayor. [10] The municipality falls under the Senja District Court and the Hålogaland Court of Appeal.

Municipal council

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Sørreisa is made up of 19 representatives that are elected to four year terms. The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Sørreisa Kommunestyre 20202023 [11]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
  Conservative Party (Høyre)1
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
  Cooperation List (Samlingslista)3
Total number of members:19
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 20162019 [12]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
  Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
  Conservative Party (Høyre)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
  Cooperation List (Samlingslista)4
Total number of members:15
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 20122015 [13]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
  Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
  Conservative Party (Høyre)2
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
  Cooperation List (Samlingslista)5
Total number of members:15
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 20082011 [12]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
  Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
  Conservative Party (Høyre)3
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
  Cooperation list (Samlingslista)6
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 20042007 [12]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
  Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
  Conservative Party (Høyre)3
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 20002003 [12]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
  Conservative Party (Høyre)5
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19961999 [14]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
  Conservative Party (Høyre)3
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19921995 [15]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
  Conservative Party (Høyre)3
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19881991 [16]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
  Conservative Party (Høyre)4
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19841987 [17]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)15
  Conservative Party (Høyre)4
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19801983 [18]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
  Conservative Party (Høyre)4
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19761979 [19]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
  Conservative Party (Høyre)2
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19721975 [20]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)13
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
  Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19681971 [21]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
  Local List(s) (Lokale lister)6
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Kommunestyre 19641967 [22]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
  Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 19601963 [23]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
  Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 19561959 [24]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
  Communist Party (Kommunistiske Parti)1
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
  List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
2
Total number of members:21
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 19521955 [25]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
  List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
1
Total number of members:16
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 19481951 [26]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
  Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:16
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 19451947 [27]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)11
  Local List(s) (Lokale lister)5
Total number of members:16
Sørreisa Herredsstyre 19381941* [28]   
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
  List of workers, fishermen, and small farmholders
(Arbeidere, fiskere, småbrukere liste)
4
Total number of members:16


Herborg Finnset, 2017 Biskop Herborg Oline Finnset (2017) (37177981266).jpg
Herborg Finnset, 2017

Notable people

Related Research Articles

Vadsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Vadsø[ˈvɑ̂dsøː](listen) is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark County, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Vadsø, which was the administrative centre of the former Finnmark county. Other settlements in Vadsø include Ekkerøy, Kiby, Krampenes, Skallelv, Valen, and Vestre Jakobselv.

Loppa Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Loppa is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Øksfjord. Other villages in Loppa include Andsnes, Bergsfjord, Langfjordhamn, Loppa, Nuvsvåg, Øksfjordbotn, Sandland, and Sør-Tverrfjord.

Hasvik Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Hasvik is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Breivikbotn. Other villages in the municipality include Breivik, Hasvik, and Sørvær. The population of Hasvik has generally been in steady decline due to problems within the fishing industry. Hasvik is an island municipality with no road connections to the rest of Norway. Hasvik Airport is served with regular connections to Tromsø and Hammerfest, and there is a two-hour ferry crossing to the village of Øksfjord on the mainland, providing access by car.

Måsøy Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Måsøy is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Havøysund. Other villages include Ingøy, Måsøy, Slåtten, and Gunnarnes. The municipality is located on the mainland as well as several islands.

Båtsfjord Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Båtsfjord is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Båtsfjord. Båtsfjord Airport is a new, modern airport, located just outside Båtsfjord village. The Hurtigruten coastal express ferry also has regularly-scheduled stops in Båtsfjord village.

Tjeldsund Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Tjeldsund is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The southwestern part of the municipality is part of the traditional district of Ofoten and the rest of the municipality is part of Central Hålogaland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Evenskjer. Other important villages include Fjelldal, Myklebostad, Grovfjord, Renså, Sandstrand, Tovik, and Ramsund. Norges Brannskole is situated in Fjelldal. Marinejegerkommandoen is based south of Ramsund.

Kvæfjord Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Kvæfjord is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Central Hålogaland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Borkenes. Other villages include Hundstad, Langvassbukta, and Revsnes.

Bjarkøy Former municipality in Troms, Norway

Bjarkøy is a former municipality in Troms county, Norway. The 73.6-square-kilometre (28.4 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until it was merged with Harstad Municipality on 1 January 2013. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Nergården on the island of Bjarkøya. The island municipality was spread across several islands: Bjarkøya, Sandsøya, Grytøya, Krøttøya, and many smaller ones. Originally, the municipality also included the southwestern part of the large island of Senja.

Ibestad Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Ibestad is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Central Hålogaland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hamnvik. Some of the other larger villages in Ibestad include Engenes, Laupstad, Rollnes, Sørrollnes, Sørvika, and Å.

Gratangen Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Gratangen is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Central Hålogaland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Årstein.

Lavangen Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Lavangen is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Tennevoll. Other villages in Lavangen include Fossbakken and Spansdalen and Kjeiprød, Røkenes, Låternes, Tennevoll, Hesjevika, Soløy, and Å.

Bardu Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Bardu is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Setermoen, the largest urban area in the municipality.

Salangen Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Salangen is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sjøvegan, where most of the people in the municipality live. Other villages include Elvenes, Laberg, and Seljeskog.

Dyrøy Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Dyrøy is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Brøstadbotn. Other villages include Dyrøyhamn, Espenes, Holm, and Hundstrand.

Tranøy Former municipality in Troms, Norway

Tranøy is a former municipality that was located in the old Troms county, Norway. The municipality is situated on the southern coast of the large island of Senja. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 2020 when it was merged into the new Senja Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Vangsvik in the eastern part of the municipality. Other important villages included Stonglandseidet, Skrollsvika, and Å.

Torsken Former municipality in Troms, Norway

Torsken is a former municipality that was located on the western coast of the large island of Senja in the old Troms county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1902 until its dissolution in 2020 when it was merged into the new Senja Municipality. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Gryllefjord. Other larger villages in Torsken municipality included the villages of Torsken, Medby, and Flakstadvåg.

Berg, Norway Former municipality in Troms, Norway

Berg is a former municipality that was located in the old Troms county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 2020 when it was merged into the new Senja Municipality. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Skaland. Other villages included Finnsæter, Mefjordvær, and Senjahopen. The municipality is located on the western part of the large island of Senja.

Lenvik Former municipality in Troms, Norway

Lenvik is a former municipality that was located in the old Troms county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 2020. The municipality was partly situated on the mainland and partly on the island of Senja in what is now Senja Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county. The administrative centre was the town of Finnsnes, where the Gisund Bridge connects Senja to the mainland on Norwegian County Road 86. Other villages in the municipality included Aglapsvik, Gibostad, Botnhamn, Fjordgård, Finnfjordbotn, Husøy, Langnes, Laukhella, Silsand, and Rossfjordstraumen. The lake Lysvatnet was located in the municipality on Senja island, west of Gibostad.

Skjervøy Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Skjervøy is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Skjervøy on the island of Skjervøya, where most of the inhabitants live. The main industries are fishing and shipbuilding.

Nordreisa Municipality in Troms og Finnmark, Norway

Nordreisa (Norwegian) or Ráisa (Northern Sami) or Raisi (Kven) is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Storslett. Other villages include Oksfjordhamn, Sørkjosen, and Rotsund.

References

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2020). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian).
  4. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2020). "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian).
  5. Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  6. Mæhlum, Lars, ed. (2019-12-24). "Troms og Finnmark". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget . Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  7. Rygh, Oluf (1911). Norske gaardnavne: Troms amt (in Norwegian) (17 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 62.
  8. "Civic heraldry of Norway - Norske Kommunevåpen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  9. "eKlima Web Portal". Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Archived from the original on 2004-06-14.
  10. Hansen, Tore, ed. (2016-05-12). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget . Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  11. "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2019 - Troms og Finnmark". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  12. 1 2 3 4 "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  13. "Tall for Norge: Kommunestyrevalg 2011 - Troms Romsa". Valg Direktoratet. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  14. "Kommunestyrevalget 1995" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1996. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  15. "Kommunestyrevalget 1991" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1993. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  16. "Kommunestyrevalget 1987" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1988. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  17. "Kommunestyrevalget 1983" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo-Kongsvinger: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1984. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  18. "Kommunestyrevalget 1979" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1979. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  19. "Kommunevalgene 1975" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1977. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  20. "Kommunevalgene 1972" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1973. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  21. "Kommunevalgene 1967" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1967. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  22. "Kommunevalgene 1963" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1964. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  23. "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  24. "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  25. "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  26. "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  27. "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  28. "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938. Retrieved 2020-03-18.