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Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge


Notes: Luster is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sogn. The administrative centre is Gaupne. Other villages include Skjolden, Hafslo, Jostedal, and Veitastrond.
Luster centers around the inner branch of the Sognefjord, which is called the Lustrafjord. Luster is one of the largest municipalities by area in all of southern Norway. Its landscape includes fjords, steep mountains, water-abundant waterfalls, blue glaciers, and valleys. Both Jostedalsbreen National Park and Breheimen National Park are partially located in this municipality.
General information
Lyster was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The original municipality was identical to the Lyster parish (prestegjeld) with the sub-parishes (sokn) of Fortun, Dale, Nes, and Gaupne. On 1 January 1963, the neighboring municipalities of Hafslo and Jostedal were merged with Luster. After the merger, Luster had 5,854 residents.
Since the consolidation of the three municipalities of Hafslo, Jostedal and Luster in 1963, the area has been characterized by scattered rural settlements and large distances between these settlements. Luster is the largest municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county.
The name (Old Norse Lústr) originally belonged to the fjord (now Lustrafjorden). The name is derived from the word ljóss which means "light" or "bright" - referring to the bright color of the water from the glaciers. Prior to 1918, the name was written Lyster.


City/Town : Latitude: 61.44501451576765, Longitude: 7.4567341804504395


Matches 1 to 9 of 9

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Dalsoren, Eli Johnsdotter  27 February 1822Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I449233
2 Fortune, Samuel O.  29 February 1832Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I453305
3 Kvalsoyri, Anna Olsdotter  1798Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I452190
4 Lunden, John Nilsson  1795Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I452189
5 Thompson, Andrew  29 August 1850Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450647
6 Thompson, Anna  14 August 1846Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450636
7 Thompson, Mary  10 June 1853Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450658
8 Thompson, Susanna  15 May 1859Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450680
9 Thompson, Torbjorn  About 1858Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450669


Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Kvalsoyri, Anna Olsdotter  12 August 1884Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I452190
2 Lunden, John Nilsson  1851Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I452189
3 Thompson, Torbjorn  About 1858Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450669


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