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Dypvåg kommune
Former Municipality
Dypvåg church
Dypvåg church
Coordinates: 58°37′34″N 09°03′08″E / 58.62611°N 9.05222°E / 58.62611; 9.05222Coordinates: 58°37′34″N 09°03′08″E / 58.62611°N 9.05222°E / 58.62611; 9.05222
Country Norway
County Aust-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-0915
Adm. Center Dypvåg
Created from Formannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Merged with Tvedestrand in 1960

Dypvåg is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently located within the municipality of Tvedestrand in the traditional region of Sørlandet about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the village of Tvedestrand.


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Dybvaag (Dypvåg) farm (Old Norse: Djúpvágr or Djúpivágr), since the first church was built there. The first element comes from dype which means "deep" and the last element is våg which means "water" or "harbor".[1]


The parish of Dybvaag was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1881, a part of the municipality of Holt (population: 52) was transferred to Dypvåg. Then later, on 1 January 1887, an uninhabited part of neighboring Søndeled municipality was transferred to Dypvåg.

On 1 January 1902, the area of Flosta (population: 1,892) was separated from the rest of Dypvåg (population: 3,235) to form a municipality of its own. On 1 January 1960, the municipality of Dypvåg (population: 1,805) was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Holt and Tvedestrand to form a new, enlarged municipality of Tvedestrand which had a population of 6,432.[2]

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  1. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1905). Norske gaardnavne: Nedenes amt (in Norwegian) (8 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 36. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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