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Haram, Norway

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Haram, Norway

Haram kommune
Coat of arms of Haram kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Haram kommune
Møre og Romsdal within
Haram within Møre og Romsdal
Haram within Møre og Romsdal
Country Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Administrative centre Brattvåg
 • Mayor (2007) Bjørn Sandnes (H)
 • Total 260.58 km2 (100.61 sq mi)
 • Land 253.75 km2 (97.97 sq mi)
 • Water 6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Area rank 295 in Norway
Population (2013)
 • Total 9,020
 • Rank 119 in Norway
 • Density 35.5/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) +2.3 %
Demonym(s) Harams-mann
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1534
Official language form Nynorsk
Website .no.kommune.haramwww
Data from Statistics Norway

Haram is a municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region. The administrative center is Brattvåg, the industrial center of Sunnmøre. Other important villages in the municipality include Austnes, Eidsvik, Helle, Longva, Hildrestranda, Søvik, Tennfjord, and Vatne.

Brattvåg IL is a sports club based in the municipality. Tennfjord Mannskor is a male choir from the village of Tennfjord. The Ulla Lighthouse and Hellevik Lighthouse are both located in the northwestern part of the municipality.


  • General information 1
    • Name 1.1
    • Coat of arms 1.2
    • Dialect 1.3
    • Churches 1.4
  • Geography 2
  • Media gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

General information

View of the village of Søvik

Haram was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see

  • Møre og Romsdal travel guide from Wikivoyage

External links

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian).  
  3. ^  
  4. ^ """Kommunevåpenet - "Bølgje II (in Norwegian). Haram kommune. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 


Media gallery

The municipality shares land borders with Vestnes Municipality to the east and Skodje Municipality to the south. The rest of the municipality is surrounded by sea. The municipality also borders (by sea) Sandøy Municipality and Midsund Municipality to the northeast, Ålesund Municipality to the south, and Giske Municipality to the west.

The municipality of Haram includes many islands including Bjørnøya, Fjørtofta, Haramsøya, Løvsøya, Skuløya, and Terøya. The islands of Bjørnøya and Terøya are connected to the mainland via causeways. The islands of Haramsøya and Skuløya are connected with the Ullasund Bridge. The rest of the islands have ferry connections to the mainland. The Haramsfjorden, Vatnefjorden, and Romsdalsfjorden all flow through the municipality.


Churches in Haram
Parish (Sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Haram Haram Church Austnes 1838
Lepsøy Chapel Lepsøya 1896
Fjørtoft Fjørtoft Church Fjørtofta 1878
Vatne Vatne Church Vatne 1868
Hamnsund Hamnsund Church just south of Søvik 1875
Brattvåg Brattvåg Church Brattvåg 1977
Hildre Church Hildrestranda 1905

The Church of Norway has five parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Haram. It is part of the Nordre Sunnmøre deanery in the Diocese of Møre.


The dialect of the district was well known for its practice of H-dropping and the old and traditional pronunciation of the name of the municipality was [a:ram].


The coat of arms is from modern times. It was granted on 7 August 1987. The arms show three waves in blue with a silver background, symbolizing the importance of the sea in this island municipality.[4]

Coat of arms

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Haram farm (Old Norse: Harhamarr), since the first church (Haram Church) was built there. The meaning of the first element is unknown and the last element is hamarr which means "rocky hill". Before 1889, the name was written Harham.[3]



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