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Former Municipality
Skyline of Stokke
Coordinates: 59°14′24″N 10°16′15″E / 59.24000°N 10.27083°E / 59.24000; 10.27083Coordinates: 59°14′24″N 10°16′15″E / 59.24000°N 10.27083°E / 59.24000; 10.27083
 • Total 118 km2 (46 sq mi)
 • Land 116 km2 (45 sq mi)
Area rank 375
Population (2004)
 • Total 9,985
 • Rank 101
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)

Stokke was a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Stokke. On January 1st 2017, the municipality, along with Andebu, became a part of the new Sandefjord municipality.


The municipality of Stokke was established on January 1st 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Two islands were later transferred from the municipality of Stokke to the neighboring municipality of Nøtterøy: Håøya, (in 1901) and Veierland (in 1964).

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The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Stokke farm (Old Norse: Stokkar), since the first church was built here. The name is the plural form of stokkr which means "log". (This is probably referring to some hills/ridges near the churchsite.)[1]


Stokke's coat of arms when it was a municipality

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 13 January 1984. The arms are canting since stokker means "sticks" or "logs". The arms show three gold-colored tree trunks on a red background.[2]


  1. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1907). Norske gaardnavne: Jarlsberg og Larviks amt (in Norwegian) (6 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 179. 
  2. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-14. 

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