Sande within Vestfold
|Administrative centre||Sande i Vestfold|
|• Mayor (2003)||Karl Einar Haslestad (Ap)|
|• Total||178 km2 (69 sq mi)|
|• Land||174 km2 (67 sq mi)|
|Area rank||346 in Norway|
|• Rank||128 in Norway|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||9.3 %|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0713|
|Official language form||Bokmål|
Sande is a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of "Sande i Vestfold". The municipality of Sande was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt).
The municipality is located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) (50 minutes driving time) south of Oslo, and lies beautifully by the sea. In recent years, the administrative center of Sande has grown significantly due to a large number of new apartments and stores.
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Sande farm (Old Norse: Sandvin), since the first church was built here. The first element is sandr which means "sand" and the last element is vin meaning "meadow" or "pasture".
The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 19 December 1986. The arms represent a silver-colored Sandebukta bay, with its typical triangular shape, surrounded by the forests and mountains.
- Carl I. Hagen, former Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman of the Progress Party from 1978 until 2006.
- Rune Høydahl, former silver medalist in the World Mountain Bike Championship
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- Rygh, Oluf (1907). Norske gaardnavne: Jarlsberg og Larviks amt (in Norwegian) (6 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 26.
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- Media related to Sande, Vestfold at Wikimedia Commons
- The dictionary definition of Sande at Wiktionary
- Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
- Vestfold travel guide from Wikivoyage