Feda

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Feda herred
Former Municipality
Feda on  Fedafjorden
Feda on Fedafjorden
Coordinates: 58°16′00″N 06°49′11″E / 58.26667°N 6.81972°E / 58.26667; 6.81972Coordinates: 58°16′00″N 06°49′11″E / 58.26667°N 6.81972°E / 58.26667; 6.81972
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-1038
Adm. Center Feda
Created from Kvinesdal in 1900
Merged with Kvinesdal in 1963
Feda in Kvinesdal kommune in Vest-Agder 2009, picture taken from the bridge across Fedaelva.

Feda former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Kvinesdal. In 2009, the village of Feda had a population of 390.[1]

Feda is home to the static inverter plant of HVDC NorNed. The station was built close to an existing electrical substation.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old "Fede" farm. The name of the farm comes from the river Fedaelva which flows into the Fedafjorden near the farm.[2]

History[edit]

The municipality of Feda was created on 1 January 1900 when the old municipality of Kvinesdal was split into two separate municipalities: Feda (population: 1,090) and Liknes (population: 2,937).

On 1 January 1963, Feda was reincorporated into Kvinesdal (in 1917 Liknes was renamed Kvinesdal) along with Fjotland. Prior to the merger Feda had 576 inhabitants.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Norway (1 January 2006). Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 279. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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