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Fjelberg

Summary
Fjelberg is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until 1965 when it was dissolved. In 1965, the municipality covered , mostly islands and a small area on the mainland. It encompassed part of what is now Kvinnherad Municipality (in Vestland county) and Vindafjord Municipality (in Rogaland county), primarily the islands of Fjelbergøya, Borgundøya, and Halsnøya, as well as some surrounding areas on the mainland. The administrative centre of the municipality was the small village located on the island of Fjelbergøya where Fjelberg Church is located. History The parish of Fjældberg was established as a formannskapsdistrikt on 1 January 1838. According to the 1835 census the parish had a population of 2,986 at the time. In 1855, the neighboring municipality of Eid was incorporated into Fjelberg, increasing its population to 4,794. In 1865, the parish of Vikebygd (population: 1,062) in the southwestern part of the municip
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