Stokke

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This article is about the municipality in Vestfold, Norway. For other uses, see Stokke (disambiguation).
Stokke kommune
Municipality
Coat of arms of Stokke kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Stokke kommune
Vestfold within
Norway
Stokke within Vestfold
Stokke within Vestfold
Coordinates: 59°14′24″N 10°16′15″E / 59.24000°N 10.27083°E / 59.24000; 10.27083Coordinates: 59°14′24″N 10°16′15″E / 59.24000°N 10.27083°E / 59.24000; 10.27083
Country Norway
County Vestfold
Administrative centre Stokke
Government
 • Mayor (2007) Nils Ingar Aabol (Ap)
Area
 • Total 118 km2 (46 sq mi)
 • Land 116 km2 (45 sq mi)
Area rank 375 in Norway
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,985
 • Rank 101 in Norway
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 8.8 %
Demonym Stokkesokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0720
Official language form Bokmål
Website www.stokke.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Stokke is a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Stokke.

Background[edit]

The municipality of Stokke was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Two islands were later transferred from the municipality of Stokke to the neighboring municipality of Nøtterøy: Håøya, (in 1901) and Veierland (in 1964).

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Stokke farm (Old Norse: Stokkar), since the first church was built here. The name is the plural form of stokkr which means "log". (This is probably referring to some hills/ridges near the churchsite.)[2]

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 13 January 1984. The arms are canting since stokker means "sticks" or "logs". The arms show three gold-colored tree trunks on a red background.[3]

See also: Coat-of-arms of Nes and Søndre Land

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1907). Norske gaardnavne: Jarlsberg og Larviks amt (in Norwegian) (6 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 179. 
  3. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-14. 

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