Randesund

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District Randesund
District
Coat of arms of District Randesund
Coat of arms
Location of District Randesund
Country Norway
City Kristiansand
Borough Oddernes
Population (2014)
 • Total 2,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-030112
Website kristiansand.kommune.no
Randesund herred
Former Municipality
Swimming in Randesund
Swimming in Randesund
Coordinates: 58°07′59″N 08°07′04″E / 58.13306°N 8.11778°E / 58.13306; 8.11778Coordinates: 58°07′59″N 08°07′04″E / 58.13306°N 8.11778°E / 58.13306; 8.11778
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-1011
Adm. Center Randesund
Split from Oddernes in 1893
Merged into Kristiansand in 1965
Randesund Church

Randesund is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. Randesund is currently a borough of Kristiansand, located between Kvåsefjorden in Høvåg and the Topdalsfjord in Oddernes. Several small islands are situated alongside the cost of Randesund, among them Randøya and Herøya, both popular with summer tourists.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the island, Randøen (now known as Randøya). The first part of the name is rand (Old Norse: rǫnd) which means "boundary" or "edge" and the last part of the name is sund which means "strait". The name was previously spelled Randøsund.[1][2]

History[edit]

The municipality was established on 31 December 1893 when it was split off from the municipality of Oddernes to form a separate municipality. At that time, Randesund had a population of 1,133. On 1 January 1965, Randesund was incorporated into the neighboring municipality of Kristiansand along with neighboring Tveit and Oddernes. Prior to the merger, Randesund had a population of 1,672.[3]

Neighbourhoods[edit]

  • Dversnes
  • Fidjeåsen
  • Odderhei
  • Rabbersvik
  • Tømmerstø

Transportation[edit]

Bus transportation from/through Søm
Line Destination [4]
08 Randesund - Rona
17 Tømmerstø - Hellemyr
17 Tømmerstø-Frikstad - Hellemyr
17 Tømmerstø - Kvadraturen
N17 Tømmerstø - Kvadraturen
18 Tømmerstø Odderhei-Holte - Hellemyr
18 Dvergsnes - Hellemyr
18 Tømmerstø Odderhei-Holte - Kvadraturen
A18 Tømmerstø Odderhei-Holte - Eg-Sykehuset
139 Høvåg-Lillesand - Kristiansand
234 Randesund - Kringsjå

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. pp. 20 & 26. 
  2. ^ "Randesund" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  4. ^ "AKT". 

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