|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".
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.
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