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Herad

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Country  Norway
County  Vest-Agder
Municipality ID  NO-1039
Area  85 km²
Region  Southern Norway
District  Lister
Adm. Center  Sande
Herad
Weather  2°C, Wind NW at 18 km/h, 100% Humidity

Herad is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The 85-square-kilometre (33 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1965. The municipality encompassed the area northeast of the lake Framvaren inside the present-day municipality of Farsund. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Sande where the Herad Church is located.

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Name

The municipality (originally the parish) was named Herred (Old Norse: Herað) which means "village" or "hamlet". The spelling of the name was changed to Herad during the late 19th century as part of Norwegian spelling reforms.

History

The parish of Herred was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 17 October 1893, the southern district of Herad was separated to create the new municipality of Spind. The split left Herad with 1,019 inhabitants. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1965, Herad (population: 359) was merged with the municipalities of Spind (population: 606), Lista (population: 4,544), and the town of Farsund (population: 2,208) to form the new, larger municipality of Farsund.

References

Herad Wikipedia


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