Nes, Vest-Agder

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Nes herred
Former Municipality
Nes herred is located in Vest-Agder
Nes herred
Nes herred
Nes herred is located in Norway
Nes herred
Nes herred
Location of the municipality
Coordinates: 58°17′49″N 06°39′38″E / 58.29694°N 6.66056°E / 58.29694; 6.66056Coordinates: 58°17′49″N 06°39′38″E / 58.29694°N 6.66056°E / 58.29694; 6.66056
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Lister
Municipality ID NO-1043
Adm. Center Nes
 • Total 150 km2 (60 sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Nes og Hitterø in 1893
Merged into Flekkefjord in 1965

Nes is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The 150-square-kilometre (58 sq mi) municipality existed from 1893 until its dissolution in 1965. The municipality is located in the southwestern part of the present-day municipality of Flekkefjord. Its administrative centre was the village of Nes, located just outside the town of Flekkefjord.[1]


The municipality of Nes was established on 8 October 1893 when the old municipality of Nes og Hitterø was split into two: Nes and Hitterø. At the time of the split, Nes had a population of 1,704. In 1942, a part of Nes with 377 inhabitants was moved to the neighboring town of Flekkefjord.

In the 1960s, there were major municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1965, the municipality of Nes was dissolved and its lands were merged with the neighboring municipalities of Hidra, Bakke, and Gyland and the town of Flekkefjord to form a new, larger municipality of Flekkefjord. Prior to the merger, Nes had a population of 2,757.[2]


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Nes farm (Old Norse: Næs) since that is where the church was located. The name is identical with the word nes which means "peninsula", since Nes is located on a peninsula.[3]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Nes – Vest-Agder" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 315. 

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