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Spind

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Country  Norway
County  Vest-Agder
Municipality ID  NO-1040
Area  43 km²
Region  Southern Norway
District  Lister
Adm. Center  Rødland
Spind
Weather  4°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 88% Humidity

Spind is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The 43-square-kilometre (17 sq mi) municipality existed from 1893 until 1965. It is located on the Spind peninsula in the western part of the present-day municipality of Farsund. The peninsula lies between the Lygndalsfjord and the Rosfjord. The administrative centre of Spind was located in the village of Rødland where Spind Church is located.

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Name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named Spind (Old Norse: Spind), which means "lump" or "knoll", probably because the land has many rolling hills.

History

The municipality of Spind was established on 17 October 1893 when it was split from the municipality of Herad. At the time of its establishment, Spind had 1,410 inhabitants. On 1 July 1916, a small part of the neighboring municipality of Austad (population: 4) was transferred to Spind. On 1 January 1965, Spind (population: 606) was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Herad and Lista and with the town of Farsund to form a new, larger municipality of Farsund.

References

Spind Wikipedia


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