Feda

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Feda
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Feda is located in Vest-Agder
Feda
Feda
Location of the village
Feda is located in Norway
Feda
Feda
Feda (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°15′58″N 06°49′08″E / 58.26611°N 6.81889°E / 58.26611; 6.81889Coordinates: 58°15′58″N 06°49′08″E / 58.26611°N 6.81889°E / 58.26611; 6.81889
CountryNorway
RegionSouthern Norway
CountyVest-Agder
DistrictLister
MunicipalityKvinesdal
Area
 • Total0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total404
 • Density824/km2 (2,130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4485 Feda

Feda is a village in Kvinesdal municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is located on the north side of the Fedafjorden, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the village of Liknes and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the town of Flekkefjord. The 0.49-square-kilometre (120-acre) village has a population (2015) of 404, giving the village a population density of 824 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,130/sq mi).[1][3]

The European route E39 highway passes through the village. Feda is home to the static inverter plant of HVDC NorNed. The station was built close to an existing electrical substation. Feda Church is located in the village, serving the southern part of the Kvinesdal municipality.

From 1900 to 1963 Feda was the administrative centre of Feda municipality.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old "Fede" farm. The name of the farm comes from the river Fedaelva which flows into the Fedafjorden near the farm.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2015). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Feda, Kvinesdal (Vest-Agder)". yr.no. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Feda – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 279.

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