|— Municipality —|
|County||Sogn og Fjordane|
|• Mayor (2011)||Anne-Britt Øen Nygård (Sp)|
|• Total||191.60 km2 (73.98 sq mi)|
|• Land||178.44 km2 (68.90 sq mi)|
|• Water||13.16 km2 (5.08 sq mi)|
|Area rank||333 in Norway|
|• Rank||392 in Norway|
|• Density||6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||0 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1444|
|Official language form||Nynorsk|
General information 
Since ancient times, Hornindal was a sub-parish (sokn) of the Eid parish (prestegjeld). In 1865, Hornindal became a parish of its own and then two years later, on 1 January 1867, Hornindal was established as a separate municipality (see formannskapsdistrikt). At this time, Hornindal had a population of 1,612.
On 1 January 1965, the municipality was dissolved and it was divided between the neighboring municipalities of Eid and Stryn. The 310 residents living in Navelsaker and Holmøyvik and all of Hornindal west of there went to Eid, and the 1,184 residents to the east of those areas went to Stryn.
On 1 January 1977, the municipality of Hornindal was separated from Stryn. The portions of Hornindal that were moved to Eid in 1964 remained there. The new municipality had a population of 1,202.
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the farm Horne (Old Norse Hornvin), since the first church was built there. The first element is horn which means "horn" (here referring to a pointed mountain behind the farm), the last element is vin which means "meadow" or "pasture". So the meaning of the compounded name Hornindal is "the valley/dale of Horne".
Coat of arms 
The coat of arms was introduced in 1987 and was designed by Petter Eide. It shows three silver blades of scythes on a blue background. Historically, farming and blacksmithing were vital industries in Hornindal. At one point, there were as many as 200 blacksmiths in the area. There was also a rich tradition of making handmade scythes and this was very symbolized by putting scythes on the coat-of-arms.
|Church Name||Year Built||Location
of the Church
|Hornindal Parish||Hornindal||Hornindal kyrkje||1856||Grodås|
|*Two other churches in this parish are located in neighboring Stryn municipality.|
All municipalities in Norway, including Hornindal, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.
Municipal council 
|Party Name||Name in Norwegian||Number of
|Labour Party||Det Norske Arbeiderpartiet||10320|
The mayor (ordførar) of a municipality in Norway is a representative of the majority party of the municipal council who is elected to lead the council. Bjørn Lødemel of the Conservative Party (Høgre) was elected mayor for the 2007–2011 term, but he resigned in 2009, and Edvin Haugen succeeded him.
Hornindal is located on the northern border of Sogn og Fjordane county. Hornindal is bordered to the west by the municipality of Eid, to the south by Stryn, to the east by Stranda (in Møre og Romsdal county), and to the north by Ørsta and Volda (both in Møre og Romsdal county).
- Hornindalsrokken mountain (1,495 metres or 4,905 feet)
- Gulkoppen mountain (1,304 metres or 4,278 feet)
- Middagsfjellet (903 metres or 2,963 feet)
Anders Svor Museum 
Anders Svor was born in 1864 on the Svor Farm in Hornindal. At the age of 21 he left for Denmark where he enrolled at the Copenhagen Academy of Art. He later participated in many art exhibitions in Kristiania, Copenhagen, Paris, and Chicago. The Anders Svor Museum was opened in 1953 and features 450 of his works. His art is characterised by simple, clean lines, and deep authenticity.
Famous people 
- Frode Grodås, (born 1964), footballer
- Bjørn Lødemel (born 1958), politician
- Brita Lund, (1886–1966), artist
- Anders Svor, (1864–1929), sculptor
- "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
- Juvkam, Dag (1999). Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
- Tvinnereim, Jarle (24 April 2008). "Kommunevåpenet til Hornindal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 July 2008.
- "Members of the local councils". Statistics Norway. 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
- Hornindal Kommune. "Presentasjon av ordføraren" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 July 2008.
- "Hornindal Municipality in Norway". GoNorway.com. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
- "Anders Svor Museum, Hornindal". 13 August 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
- Official website of Hornindal (Norwegian)
- NRK: Hornindal (Norwegian)
- Webcam in Hornindal (Norwegian)