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Hjartdal kommune
Coat of arms of Hjartdal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Hjartdal kommune
Telemark within
Hjartdal within Telemark
Hjartdal within Telemark
Coordinates: 59°39′54″N 8°43′34″E / 59.66500°N 8.72611°E / 59.66500; 8.72611Coordinates: 59°39′54″N 8°43′34″E / 59.66500°N 8.72611°E / 59.66500; 8.72611
Country Norway
County Telemark
District Øst-Telemark
Administrative centre Sauland
 • Mayor (2011) Sven Tore Løkslid (Ap)
 • Total 792 km2 (306 sq mi)
 • Land 739 km2 (285 sq mi)
Area rank 137 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,633
 • Rank 359 in Norway
 • Density 2/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -2.8 %
Demonym Hjartdøl[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0827
Official language form Nynorsk
Website www.hjartdal.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Hjartdal is a municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Øst-Telemark. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sauland.

The parish of Hjertdal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It consists of three small communities: Hjartdal, Sauland, and Tuddal.

General information[edit]


The Old Norse form of the name was Hjartdalr. The first element is probably a river name *Hjarta (now called the Hjartdøla river) and the last element is dalr m 'valley, dale'. The river name is derived from hjǫrtr m 'red deer'.[2]


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1989. The arms show a silver-colored red deer on a green background. They are canting arms because the name of the municipality is derived from the word for deer.

See also: Coat-of-arms of Gjemnes, Hitra, and Voss.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1914). Norske gaardnavne: Bratsbergs amt (Dokumentasjonsprosjektet) (in Norwegian) (7 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. pp. 297–298. 
  3. ^ http://www.kjendis.no/2009/02/05/kjendis/japansk_gameshow/japan/tv_3/4707195/

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