Lund, Norway

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Lund kommune
View of the local Heskestad Church
View of the local Heskestad Church
Coat of arms of Lund kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lund kommune
Rogaland within
Lund within Rogaland
Lund within Rogaland
Coordinates: 58°31′11″N 06°27′41″E / 58.51972°N 6.46139°E / 58.51972; 6.46139Coordinates: 58°31′11″N 06°27′41″E / 58.51972°N 6.46139°E / 58.51972; 6.46139
Country Norway
County Rogaland
District Dalane
Administrative centre Moi
 • Mayor (2015) Olav Hafstad (Ap)
 • Total 408.42 km2 (157.69 sq mi)
 • Land 353.91 km2 (136.65 sq mi)
 • Water 54.51 km2 (21.05 sq mi)
Area rank 238 in Norway
Population (2016)
 • Total 3,243
 • Rank 259 in Norway
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 4.7 %
Demonym(s) Lunddøl[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1112
Official language form Neutral
Data from Statistics Norway

Lund is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Dalane. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Moi. Other villages in Lund include Eik, Heskestad, and Åna-Sira. European route E39 and the Sørlandet Line both pass through Lund. Moi Station is a railway station in Lund.

General information[edit]

Present-day map of Lund

The parish of Lunde (later spelled Lund) was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). During the 1960s, there were many municipal changes due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1965, most of the municipality of Heskestad (population: 547) was merged with Lund to form a much larger municipality of Lund.[2]


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Lund farm (Old Norse: Lundr), since the first Lund Church was built there. The name is identical with the word lundr which means "grove" (but here maybe 'sacred grove'). Before 1889, the name was written "Lunde".[3]


The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 14 December 1984. The arms show three joined acorns in gold on a green background. The acorns symbolize the many oak trees in the municipality, as well as many toponyms and names of farms, which start with Eik (oak), such as Eik, Eike, and Eikeland.[4]


The Church of Norway has two parishes (sokn) within the municipality of Lund. It is part of the Dalane deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger.

Churches in Lund
Parish (Sokn) Church Name Location of the Church Year Built
Heskestad Heskestad Church Heskestad 1904
Lund Lund Church Moi 1808


All municipalities in Norway, including Lund, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Lund is made up of 21 representatives that are elected to every four years. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows:[5]

Lund Kommunestyre 2015–2019
Party Name Name in Norwegian Number of
  Labour Party Arbeiderpartiet 7
  Progress Party Fremskrittspartiet 4
  Conservative Party Høyre 3
  Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 3
  Centre Party Senterpartiet 2
  Liberal Party Venstre 2
Total number of members: 21


The municipality of Lund lies in southeastern Rogaland county, along the border with Vest-Agder county. The municipality of Sokndal lies to the south, Eigersund lies to the west, Sirdal (in Vest-Agder) to the north/northeast, and Flekkefjord (also in Vest-Agder) to the east. The lake Lundevatnet lies on the southeastern border of Lund. The lake Hovsvatnet lies in the central part of Lund, north of Moi. The lakes Grøsfjellvatnet and Teksevatnet lie on the western borders of Lund.


Climate data for Moi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.5
Average precipitation mm (inches) 198
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[6]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1915). Norske gaardnavne: Stavanger amt (in Norwegian) (10 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 28. 
  4. ^ "Civic heraldry of Norway - Norske Kommunevåpen". Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. 
  6. ^ "eKlima Web Portal". Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Archived from the original on 2004-06-14.