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Herad herred
Former Municipality
Coordinates: 58°09′22″N 06°47′43″E / 58.15611°N 6.79528°E / 58.15611; 6.79528Coordinates: 58°09′22″N 06°47′43″E / 58.15611°N 6.79528°E / 58.15611; 6.79528
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-1039
Adm. Center Herad
Created as Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged into Farsund in 1965

Herad is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located in the northeastern part of the present-day municipality of Farsund.


The municipality (originally the parish) was named Herred (Old Norse: Herað) which means "village" or "hamlet". The spelling of the name was changed to Herad in the 19th century.[1][2]


The parish of Herod (later Herred) was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 17 October 1893, the district of Spind was separated from Herad to create a municipality of its own. The split left Herad with 1,019 inhabitants.

On 1 January 1965, Herad (population: 359) was merged with Spind, Lista, and the town of Farsund to form the municipality of Farsund.[3]


  1. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 206. 
  2. ^ "Herad" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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