Lund, Norway

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For the city in Sweden, see Lund.
Lund kommune
Municipality
Heskestad kirke.jpg
Coat of arms of Lund kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lund kommune
Rogaland within
Norway
Lund within Rogaland
Lund within Rogaland
Coordinates: 58°31′11″N 6°27′41″E / 58.51972°N 6.46139°E / 58.51972; 6.46139Coordinates: 58°31′11″N 6°27′41″E / 58.51972°N 6.46139°E / 58.51972; 6.46139
Country Norway
County Rogaland
District Dalane
Administrative centre Moi
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Kjell Erfjord (KrF)
Area
 • Total 412 km2 (159 sq mi)
 • Land 354 km2 (137 sq mi)
Area rank 237 in Norway
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,128
 • Rank 265 in Norway
 • Density 9/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 1.1 %
Demonym Lunddøl[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1112
Official language form Neutral
Website www.lund.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Lund is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Moi. The parish of Lunde was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Heskestad was merged with Lund on 1 January 1965.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Lund farm (Old Norse: Lundr), since the first church was built there. The name is identical with the word lundr which means "grove" (but here maybe 'sacred grove'). Before 1889, the name was written "Lunde".

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 14 December 1984. The arms show three joined acorns. The acorns symbolize the many oak trees in the municipality, as well as many toponyms and names of farms, which start with Eik (oak), such as Eik, Eike, and Eikeland.

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 

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