Stokken

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Stokken kommune
Former Municipality
Stokken church
Stokken church
Coordinates: 58°29′30″N 08°50′38″E / 58.49167°N 8.84389°E / 58.49167; 8.84389Coordinates: 58°29′30″N 08°50′38″E / 58.49167°N 8.84389°E / 58.49167; 8.84389
Country Norway
County Aust-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-0917
Adm. Center Eydehavn
Created from Austre Moland in 1919
Merged with Moland in 1962

Stokken is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Arendal in the Sørlandet region. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Eydehavn.

History[edit]

Stokken was part of the municipality of Austre Moland since its establishment on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 July 1919, Austre Moland was divided into two separate municipalities: Stokken (population: 1,683) and Austre Moland (population: 1,289).

On 1 January 1962, a merger took place between Stokken, Austre Moland, Flosta, as well as the Strengereid district in Tvedestrand. This created the new municipality of Moland. Before the merger, Stokken had a population of 2,783. On 1 January 1992, the municipality of Moland (including the area of Stokken) was merged into the neighboring municipality of Arendal.[1]

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External links[edit]

  • Arendal travel guide from Wikivoyage