Greipstad

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Greipstad herred
Former Municipality
Greipstad church in Nodeland
Greipstad church in Nodeland
Coordinates: 58°09′14″N 07°49′29″E / 58.15389°N 7.82472°E / 58.15389; 7.82472Coordinates: 58°09′14″N 07°49′29″E / 58.15389°N 7.82472°E / 58.15389; 7.82472
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-1017
Adm. Center Nodeland
Area[1]
 • Total 104 km2 (40 sq mi)
Created from Søgne in 1913
Merged with Songdalen in 1964

Greipstad is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located in the southeastern part of the present-day municipality of Songdalen.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Greipstad farm (Old Norse: Greipsstaðir), which is the location of the church. The first element of the name comes from the male name, Greipr, and the last element stad means "place".[1][2]

History[edit]

The municipality of Greipstad was established on 1 July 1913 when it was separated from the municipality of Søgne to form a municipality of its own. Initially, the municipality had a population of 822 residents.

On 1 January 1964, Greipstad was merged with Finsland and a small part of Øvrebø to form the new municipality of Songdalen. Prior to the merger, the population of Greipstad was 2,061.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Greipstad – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 58. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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