Mo, Telemark

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Mo herred
Former Municipality
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Adm. Center Mo
Created from Fyresdal in 1769
Merged with Lårdal to Tokke in 1964

Mo is a former municipality in Telemark county, Norway.

The parish of Mo was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).

On 1 January 1964 a merger took place between Mo and Lårdal, creating the new municipality Tokke. Before the merger Mo had a population of 1,658.

The name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) was named after the farm Mo (Old Norse Mór), since the first church was built there. The name is identical with the word mór m 'heath, moor'.