View of the local Heskestad Church
Lund within Rogaland
|• Mayor (2015)||Olav Hafstad (Ap)|
|• Total||408.42 km2 (157.69 sq mi)|
|• Land||353.91 km2 (136.65 sq mi)|
|• Water||54.51 km2 (21.05 sq mi)|
|Area rank||238 in Norway|
|• Rank||254 in Norway|
|• Density||9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||4.5%|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-1112|
|Official language form||Neutral|
Lund is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Dalane. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Moi. Other villages in Lund include Eik, Heskestad, and Åna-Sira. European route E39 and the Sørlandet Line both pass through Lund. Moi Station is a railway station in Lund.
The 408-square-kilometre (158 sq mi) municipality is the 238th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Lund is the 254th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 3,259. The municipality's population density is 9.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (24/sq mi) and its population has increased by 4.5% over the last decade.
The parish of Lunde (later spelled Lund) was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1965, most of the municipality of Heskestad (population: 547) was merged with Lund to form a much larger municipality of Lund.
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Lund farm (Old Norse: Lundr), since the first Lund Church was built there. The name is identical with the word lundr which means "grove" (but here maybe 'sacred grove'). Before 1889, the name was written "Lunde".
The coat-of-arms is from modern times; they were granted on 14 December 1984. The arms show three joined acorns in gold on a green background. The acorns symbolize the many oak trees in the municipality, as well as many toponyms and names of farms, which start with Eik (oak), such as Eik, Eike, and Eikeland.
|Parish (Sokn)||Church Name||Location of the Church||Year Built|
All municipalities in Norway, including Lund, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.
|Party Name (in Norwegian)||Number of|
|Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)||7|
|Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)||4|
|Conservative Party (Høyre)||3|
|Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)||3|
|Centre Party (Senterpartiet)||2|
|Liberal Party (Venstre)||2|
|Total number of members:||21|
The municipality of Lund lies in southeastern Rogaland county, along the border with Vest-Agder county. The municipality of Sokndal lies to the south, Eigersund lies to the west, Sirdal (in Vest-Agder) to the north/northeast, and Flekkefjord (also in Vest-Agder) to the east. The lake Lundevatnet lies on the southeastern border of Lund. The lake Hovsvatnet lies in the central part of Lund, north of Moi. The lakes Grøsfjellvatnet and Teksevatnet lie on the western borders of Lund.
|Climate data for Moi|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−1.5
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||198
|Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute|
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