Lund within Rogaland
|• Mayor (2003)||Kjell Erfjord (KrF)|
|• Total||412 km2 (159 sq mi)|
|• Land||354 km2 (137 sq mi)|
|Area rank||237 in Norway|
|• Rank||265 in Norway|
|• Density||9/km2 (20/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||1.1 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1112|
|Official language form||Neutral|
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.
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".
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.
- Magnhild Eia, former deputy mayor
- Hovsvatnet, lake in Lund
- Grøsfjellvatnet, lake in Lund, Eigersund and Sokndal
- Teksevatnet, lake in Lund and Eigersund
- "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
- Media related to Lund at Wikimedia Commons
- The dictionary definition of Lund at Wiktionary
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Rogaland travel guide from Wikivoyage
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