Andebu

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Not to be confused with ANDEBU.
Andebu kommune
Municipality
View of Andebu seen from Dalaåsen. Andebu is mainly forests and lakes. (Photo: Gunnar Gallis)
View of Andebu seen from Dalaåsen. Andebu is mainly forests and lakes. (Photo: Gunnar Gallis)
Coat of arms of Andebu kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Andebu kommune
Vestfold within
Norway
Andebu within Vestfold
Andebu within Vestfold
Coordinates: 59°17′50″N 10°6′18″E / 59.29722°N 10.10500°E / 59.29722; 10.10500Coordinates: 59°17′50″N 10°6′18″E / 59.29722°N 10.10500°E / 59.29722; 10.10500
Country Norway
County Vestfold
Administrative centre Andebu
Government
 • Mayor (2011) Bjarne Sommerstad (Sp)
Area
 • Total 186 km2 (72 sq mi)
 • Land 183 km2 (71 sq mi)
Area rank 339 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 5,031
 • Rank 191 in Norway
 • Density 28/km2 (70/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 12.9 %
Demonym Andebusokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0719
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.andebu.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Andebu is a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Andebu. The parish of Andebo was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

Andebu has large areas of woodland. The main villages are Andebu, Høyjord, and Kodal. The church buildings in all three villages are from the Middle Ages; the one in Høyjord is a stave church (Høyjord stave church) which was built around 1150-1200.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was Andabú. The meaning of the first element is unknown and the last element is which means "district". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Andebo".[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 12 December 1986. The arms show three silver triangles, each for one of the three villages/parishes in the municipality: Andebu, Høyjord, and Kodal. The three triangles also form the letter A, the initial of the municipality. The colour green represents agriculture and forestry[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1907). Norske gaardnavne: Jarlsberg og Larviks amt (in Norwegian) (6 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 155. 
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Fakta om Andebu". Andebu kommune. Retrieved 2009-01-11. [dead link] (Norwegian)

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