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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
 • 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.


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]


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]


  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