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Marnardal kommune
Coat of arms of Marnardal kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Marnardal kommune
Vest-Agder within
Marnardal within Vest-Agder
Marnardal within Vest-Agder
Coordinates: 58°14′34″N 7°29′49″E / 58.24278°N 7.49694°E / 58.24278; 7.49694Coordinates: 58°14′34″N 7°29′49″E / 58.24278°N 7.49694°E / 58.24278; 7.49694
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Administrative centre Marnardal
 • Mayor (2007) Helge Sandåker (Ap)
 • Total 395 km2 (153 sq mi)
 • Land 376 km2 (145 sq mi)
Area rank 239 in Norway
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,240
 • Rank 324 in Norway
 • Density 6/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) -0.5 %
Demonym Marnardøl[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1021
Official language form Neutral
Data from Statistics Norway

Marnardal is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. Marnardal was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1964 through the merger of the former municipalities of Bjelland, Laudal, and Øyslebø.

It is an inland municipality, bordering in the north on Evje og Hornnes municipality in Aust-Agder county, Audnedal municipality in the west, Lindesnes, Mandal, and Søgne in the south, and Songdalen and Vennesla in the east.

General information[edit]


The name is a revival (from 1965) of the Old Norse form Marnardalr. The first element is the genitive case of the river name Mǫrn (now Mandalselva), the last element is dalr meaning 'dale, valley'. The meaning of the river name is unknown (maybe derived from marr which means 'sea').

See also > Mandal


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 19 June 1987. The arms show three pine cones, one for each of the three former municipalities of Bjelland, Laudal, and Øyslebø, which were merged into Marnardal.[2]


  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 27 September 2008. 

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