Stathelle

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Coordinates: 59°02′42″N 9°41′54″E / 59.04511°N 9.69821°E / 59.04511; 9.69821
CountryNorway
RegionEastern Norway
CountyTelemark
DistrictGrenland
MunicipalityBamble Municipality
Established as 
Ladested1774
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code3960 Stathelle
Former municipality
Stathelle ladested
Telemark within NorwayTelemark within Norway
Stathelle within TelemarkStathelle within Telemark
CountryNorway
CountyTelemark
DistrictGrenland
Established1 Jan 1838
 • Created asFormannskapsdistrikt
Disestablished1 Jan 1964
 • Succeeded byBamble Municipality
Administrative centreStathelle
Population (1964)
 • Total724
ISO 3166 codeNO-0803
Data from Statistics Norway

is a town in Bamble Municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The town is located at the confluence of the Frierfjorden, Eidangerfjord, and Langesundsfjorden. The town of Brevik lies about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) across the fjord and the town of Langesund lies about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the southeast. Stathelle Church is located in the town.

For a long time, Stathelle and neighboring Langesund have been grouped together as part of the Porsgrunn/Skien metropolitan area and because of this, the population and area data for this town has not been separately tracked by Statistics Norway. What is tracked, is the portion of the metropolitan area located in Bamble Municipality. In 2022, the Langesund/Stathelle area in Bamble measured 6.34 square kilometres (1,570 acres) and together they had a population of 10,276 with a population density of 1,622 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,200/sq mi).

History

Stathelle is an old trading town and it was granted ladested rights (port town status) on 22 February 1774. In the middle of the 1800s, Stathelle was an enterprising seaport, characterized by the trading house established by Albert Blehr on Kjellestad, which was one of the nation's largest timber exporters. (Today there is a marina and a park in the same area.)

Brevik bridge was constructed during 1962. Previously travelers along the southern highway between Oslo and Stavanger had to take the ferry between the towns of Brevik and Stathelle.

Hansen & Arntzen Co AS is a traditional shipyard in Stathelle that specializes in the restoration of vessels. Hansen & Arntzen AS Ekstrand Co. was established in 1929 as a family business. The company is known for its significant repair and restoration projects. Many famous ships have been restored there, including the Norwegian Royal Yacht HNoMY Norge.

Name

The town is named Stathelle. The first element comes from the word staðr which means "place" or "town". The last element is hella which means "flagstone" or "slab of rock".

Municipal self-government (1838-1964)

The town of Stathelle was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt law). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1964, the town of Stathelle (population: 724) was merged with the nearby town of Langesund (population: 2,281) and the surrounding rural municipality of Bamble (population: 5,237) to form a new, larger Bamble Municipality.

While it existed, this municipality was responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment, social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. During its existence, this municipality was governed by a municipal council of directly elected representatives. The mayor was indirectly elected by a vote of the municipal council.

Municipal council

The municipal council (Bystyre) of Stathelle was made up of representatives that were elected to four year terms. The tables below show the historical composition of the council by political party.

Stathelle bystyre 1960–1963   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 8
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 3
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 1
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 5
Total number of members:17
Stathelle bystyre 1956–1959   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 8
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 2
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 1
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 6
Total number of members:17
Stathelle bystyre 1952–1955   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 8
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 2
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 1
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 9
Total number of members:20
Stathelle bystyre 1948–1951   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 8
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 3
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 2
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 7
Total number of members:20
Stathelle bystyre 1945–1947   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 10
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 4
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 3
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 3
Total number of members:20
Stathelle bystyre 1938–1941*   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 5
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 7
  Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre) and the Free-minded People's Party (Frisinnede Folkeparti) 8
Total number of members:20
Note: Due to the German occupation of Norway during World War II, no elections were held for new municipal councils until after the war ended in 1945.
Stathelle bystyre 1935–1937   
Party name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
  Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 6
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 6
  Joint list of the Conservative Party (Høyre) and the Free-minded People's Party (Frisinnede Folkeparti) 8
Total number of members:20

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References

  1. ^ In the Norwegian language, the word by can be translated as "town" or "city".
  2. ^ "Stathelle, Bamble". yr.no. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  3. ^ Bolstad, Erik; Thorsnæs, Geir, eds. (26 January 2023). "Kommunenummer". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget.
  4. ^ a b c Lundbo, Sten, ed. (30 June 2022). "Stathelle". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  5. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2022). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  6. ^ Helland, Amund (1900). "Stathelle ladested". VIII. Bratsberg Amt. Anden del. Norges land og folk (in Norwegian). Kristiania, Norway: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 225. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  7. ^ The family of Albert Blehr who died in 1800, was documented by the Norwegian genealogist, C. S. Schilbred, first chairman and founding member of the Norwegian Heraldry Society in Bygdebok for Bamble (published by Bamble kommune, 1968)
  8. ^ "The Royal Yacht: History". Kongehuset.
  9. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. ISBN 9788253746845.
  10. ^ Hansen, Tore; Vabo, Signy Irene, eds. (20 September 2022). "kommunestyre". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  11. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1959" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo, Norge: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1960.
  12. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1955" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo, Norge: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1957.
  13. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1951" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1952.
  14. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1947" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1948.
  15. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1945" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1947.
  16. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1937" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1938.
  17. ^ "Kommunevalgene og Ordførervalgene 1934" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo, Norge: Statistisk sentralbyrå. 1935.

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