Re, Norway

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Re kommune
Municipality
Undrumsdal church
Undrumsdal church
Coat of arms of Re kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Re kommune
Vestfold within
Norway
Re within Vestfold
Re within Vestfold
Coordinates: 59°25′8″N 10°17′10″E / 59.41889°N 10.28611°E / 59.41889; 10.28611Coordinates: 59°25′8″N 10°17′10″E / 59.41889°N 10.28611°E / 59.41889; 10.28611
Country Norway
County Vestfold
Administrative centre Revetal
Government
 • Mayor (2003) Thorvald Hillestad (Sp)
Area
 • Total 225 km2 (87 sq mi)
 • Land 222 km2 (86 sq mi)
Area rank 316 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 8,194
 • Rank 125 in Norway
 • Density 37/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 10.1 %
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0716
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.re.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Re is a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Revetal. The municipality was established in 2002 by the unification of the former municipalities of Ramnes and Våle. It includes the villages of Ramnes, Våle, Undrumsdal, Fon, Vivestad (and Revetal). The river Aulielva runs through the district.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name was , and it is an old district name. The name is related to the German word Reihe which means "line" and it refers to the geological formation called Raet.

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in August 2001. It was designed by Arvid Steen. It shows a gold-colored five point design on a green shield. The five points represent the five parishes in the municipality. The design has a long history in the area. The green was chosen to represent nature and agriculture and the gold was chosen because it goes well with green.[1]

History[edit]

In this area a battle took place in 1177, which is the last one mentioned in Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson. Graves and other findings from the Viking Age and even earlier can be found throughout the district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kommunevåpnet til Re kommune". Re kommune. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  (Norwegian)

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