Hå within Rogaland
|• Mayor (2008)||Terje Mjåtveit (Nærbølista)|
|• Total||259 km2 (100 sq mi)|
|• Land||249 km2 (96 sq mi)|
|Area rank||297 in Norway|
|• Rank||66 in Norway|
|• Density||60/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||14.4 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1119|
|Official language form||Neutral|
|Source: Statistics Norway.|
The parish of Haa was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It was divided into Nærbø and Varhaug in 1894. The municipality of Hå was (re)created after the merger of Nærbø, Varhaug, and Ogna on 1 January 1964. In local politics, the divisions between the three previous municipalities are very visible.
The municipality is named after the old Hå farm (Old Norse: Háar). The meaning of the name is unknown.
The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 5 July 1991. The arms show a special type of local winch, used to remove stones from the fields. It also symbolizes the hard living on the rocky soils of the municipality.
|Name||Population||Area (km²)||Residents per km²|
- "Personnemningar til stadnamn i Noreg" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
- Projected population - Statistics Norway
- Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 8 October 2008.
- Statistics Norway, "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2009". Retrieved on 16 June 2009
- Media related to Hå at Wikimedia Commons
- The dictionary definition of Hå at Wiktionary
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Rogaland travel guide from Wikivoyage