Alversund kommune — Former Municipality — Alversund Bridge. Country Norway County Hordaland District Vestlandet Municipality ID NO-1257 Adm. Center Alversund Population (1963) – Total 2,081 Created from Hammer og Hosanger in 1885 Merged with Lindås in 1964
Alversund was formerly a municipality. Alversund was separated from Hamre January 1, 1885 - and the annex of Seim was transferred from Hosanger to Alversund the same date. Meland was separated from Alversund October 15, 1923. The rest of Alversund was merged with Lindås January 1, 1964. Alversund is located in southwestern Lindås community.
The Alversund Bridge spans the strait of Alverstraumen between Alversund and the island of Radøy, creating a vital connection between Radøy and the mainland. In Alversund there is a primary school counting 400 pupils. Alversund Church (Alversund kyrkje) dates from 1879. It was built of wood and has 200 seats. The church is located on the east side of the narrow strait between Radfjorden and Radsundet. 
Among other things one will find Den Gamle Bokstova, a book café where a small group of people meets 6-8 times a year to discuss literature. The building dates from the 16th century and is a former bank, library and community house.
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old farm Alver (Norse Alviðra) since the first church was built there. The meaning of the name is 'all weather' ('weather from all directions' - describing a farm with an exposed and unsheltered site). The last element is sund n 'sound, strait', referring to Alverstraumen.
- Ivar Medaas (1938– 2005), folksinger and fiddle player
- Hans Karolus Ommedal (1901–1984), politician for the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party
- Nils Hjelmtveit (1892–1985), educator and politician for the Norwegian Labour Party
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