Austad

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Austad
Village
View of the village church
View of the village church
Austad is located in Vest-Agder
Austad
Austad
Austad is located in Norway
Austad
Austad
Location of the village
Coordinates: 58°05′24″N 07°02′39″E / 58.09000°N 7.04417°E / 58.09000; 7.04417Coordinates: 58°05′24″N 07°02′39″E / 58.09000°N 7.04417°E / 58.09000; 7.04417
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Lister
Municipality Lyngdal
Elevation[1] 6 m (20 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4580 Lyngdal

Austad is a village in Lyngdal municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is located in the southern part of Lyngdal, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of the town of Lyngdal and the village of Korshamn. The village is on the eastern shore of the Rosfjorden. Austad Church is located in the center of the village. The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Austad which existed from 1909 until 1963.

Name[edit]

The village is named after the old Austad farm (Old Norse: Alvisstaðir). The first element of the name is derived from the male name "Ålvir" and the last element is "stad" (Old Norse: staðir) which means "homestead" or "farm".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austad, Lyngdal (Vest-Agder)". yr.no. Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  2. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 128.