Moi, Norway

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Moi is located in Rogaland
Location in Rogaland county
Moi is located in Norway
Moi (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°27′24″N 06°33′06″E / 58.45667°N 6.55167°E / 58.45667; 6.55167Coordinates: 58°27′24″N 06°33′06″E / 58.45667°N 6.55167°E / 58.45667; 6.55167
RegionWestern Norway
 • Total1.57 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Elevation52 m (171 ft)
 • Total1,998
 • Density1,273/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4460 Moi

Moi is the administrative centre of Lund municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located at the northern end of the lake Lundevatnet, one of the deepest lakes in Norway. The European route E39 highway passes through Moi. The Sørlandet Line also runs through Moi, stopping at Moi Station.[3]

The 1.57-square-kilometre (390-acre) village has a population (2015) of 1,998 which gives the village a population density of 1,273 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,300/sq mi).[1]


Small hydroelectric power station in Moi

The largest employer in Moi is NorDan, which is the largest window factory in northern Europe. After the Industrial Revolution, Moi developed a relatively large timber industry. Moi is also home to Moen Bjøllefabrikk, a bell manufacturer, which was the official supplier of animal bells used to cheer on athletes at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics, and in partnership with for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. Additionally, Norway's only active clog factory is located just north of Moi in the village of Eik.[3]


  • Lund kirke, the local church, is approximately 200 years old and built in the traditional Norwegian country style in wood and painted white.
  • Lund bygdemuseum og kulturbank, the local museum, is located by the church in the old barn of the priest's farm. It has an extensive display of agricultural tools as well as objects from World War II. Attached to the museum is Haien, an old farm, which is very well preserved.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2015). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Moi, Lund (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Moi" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-07-22.

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