Place:Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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NameMøre og Romsdal
Alt namesMore og Romsdalsource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Romsdals amtsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates62.667°N 7.833°E
Located inNorway
Contained Places
Diocese
Møre ( 1983 - present )
District
Nordmøre ( 1689 - present )
Romsdal ( 1689 - present )
Sunnmøre ( 1689 - present )
Former municipality
Aure (former municipality) ( 1838 - 2005 )
Bolsøy ( 1838 - 1963 )
Borgund ( 1837 - 1967 )
Brattvær ( 1915 - 1959 )
Bremsnes ( 1897 - 1963 )
Bud ( 1837 - 1963 )
Dalsfjord ( 1924 - 1963 )
Edøy ( 1837 - 1959 )
Eid og Voll ( 1840 - 1873 )
Eid ( 1874 - 1963 )
Eresfjord og Vistdal ( 1890 - 1963 )
Frei ( - 2007 )
Grip ( - 1963 )
Grytten ( 1837 - 1963 )
Hen ( 1902 - 1963 )
Hjørundfjord ( 1837 - 1963 )
Hopen ( 1915 - 1959 )
Hustad ( 1918 - 1963 )
Kornstad ( 1897 - 1963 )
Kvernes ( 1837 - 1963 )
Rovde ( 1905 - 1963 )
Stangvik ( 1838 - 1964 )
Stemshaug ( 1914 - 1964 )
Straumsnes ( 1866 - 1963 )
Sunnylven ( - 1964 )
Syvde
Sør-Aukra ( 1924 - 1964 )
Tresfjord ( 1899 - 1963 )
Tustna ( - 2006 )
Valsøyfjord ( 1894 - 1964 )
Vartdal ( 1895 - 1963 )
Vatne ( 1902 - 1964 )
Veøy ( 1837 - 1963 )
Vigra ( 1890 - 1963 )
Voll ( 1874 - 1963 )
Ålvundeid ( 1899 - 1959 )
Åsskard ( 1895 - 1964 )
Øksendal ( 1854 - 1959 )
Øre ( 1837 - 1964 )
Inhabited place
Sæbø
Municipality
Aukra ( 1838 - present )
Aure ( 2006 - present )
Averøy ( 1964 - present )
Eide
Fræna
Giske ( 1908 - )
Gjemnes
Halsa
Haram
Hareid
Herøy
Kristiansund
Midsund
Molde
Nesset
Norddal
Rauma
Rindal
Sande
Sandøy
Skodje ( 1849 - present )
Smøla
Stordal
Stranda
Sula ( 1977 - present )
Sunndal
Surnadal
Sykkylven
Tingvoll
Ulstein
Vanylven
Vestnes
Volda
Ålesund
Ørskog
Ørsta
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Møre og Romsdal (Møre and Romsdal) is a county in the northernmost part of Western Norway. It borders the counties of Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. The county administration is located in the town of Molde, while Ålesund is the largest town. The county is governed by the Møre og Romsdal County Municipality which includes an elected county council and a county mayor. The national government is represented by the county governor (currently Lodve Solholm).

History

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The county (with its current borders) was established in 1671 - but after just four years (in 1675) it was divided into two amts (counties): Romsdal (which included Nordmøre) and Sunnmøre (which included Nordfjord). In 1680 (only 5 years later), Sunnmøre (including Nordfjord) was merged into Bergenhus amt. Then in 1689 (another 9 years later), the three regions of Romsdal, Sunnmøre and Nordmøre were again merged into one amt/county: Romsdalen. Then in 1701 (another 11 years later) Romsdalen amt was split and divided between Trondhjems amt (which got Romsdal and Nordmøre) and Bergenhus amt (which got Sunnmøre). In 1704 (a mere 4 years later), the three regions of Romsdal, Sunnmøre and Nordmøre were again merged into one county. The borders of the county have not been changed since 1704 - with the exception that the annex Vinje of Hemne parish was transferred from Romsdalens amt to Søndre Trondhjems amt in 1838 (according to the 1838 Formannskapsdistrikt law, a parish could no longer be divided between two counties, so Vinje had to be in the same county as the rest of the parish).

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