Moland

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Moland kommune
Former Municipality
Coordinates: 58°32′52″N 08°48′40″E / 58.54778°N 8.81111°E / 58.54778; 8.81111Coordinates: 58°32′52″N 08°48′40″E / 58.54778°N 8.81111°E / 58.54778; 8.81111
Country Norway
County Aust-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-0918
Adm. Center Eydehavn
Area
 • Total 134.6 km2 (52.0 sq mi)
Created from Strengereid, Stokken, Austre Moland, and Flosta in 1962
Merged with Arendal in 1992

Moland is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Arendal in the Sørlandet region. Eydehavn was the centre of the municipality, which had a population of 6,011 in 1967 and 8,148 in 1992.

Name[edit]

The name comes from Old Norse word Móðguland which is derived from the river name Móðga, which can be linked with the Old Norse word móðigr which means "brave".[1]

History[edit]

The municipality of Moland was created on 1 January 1962 when a merger took place between the municipalities of Stokken (population: 2,783), Austre Moland (population: 1,607), and Flosta (population: 1,205) as well as Strengereid area (population: 375) in Tvedestrand. On 1 January 1964, the Holte farm (population: 5) in Moland was transferred to Tvedestrand. On 1 January 1992, Moland (population: 8,148) was merged into the neighboring municipality of Arendal. Øyestad, Tromøy, and Hisøy were also merged into Arendal on the same date.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1905). Norske gaardnavne: Nedenes amt (in Norwegian) (8 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 87. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

External links[edit]

  • Arendal travel guide from Wikivoyage