Eiken, Norway

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Eiken herred
Former Municipality
Eiken church
Eiken church
Coordinates: 58°28′44″N 07°12′43″E / 58.47889°N 7.21194°E / 58.47889; 7.21194Coordinates: 58°28′44″N 07°12′43″E / 58.47889°N 7.21194°E / 58.47889; 7.21194
CountryNorway
CountyVest-Agder
DistrictSørlandet
Municipality IDNO-1035
Adm. CenterEiken
Created fromHægebostad in 1916
Merged withHægebostad in 1963
 
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Eiken herred
Former Municipality
Eiken church
Eiken church
Coordinates: 58°28′44″N 07°12′43″E / 58.47889°N 7.21194°E / 58.47889; 7.21194Coordinates: 58°28′44″N 07°12′43″E / 58.47889°N 7.21194°E / 58.47889; 7.21194
CountryNorway
CountyVest-Agder
DistrictSørlandet
Municipality IDNO-1035
Adm. CenterEiken
Created fromHægebostad in 1916
Merged withHægebostad in 1963

Eiken is a village and a former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Hægebostad along the lake Lygne.

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Eiken farm (Old Norse: Æke). The name of the farm means "oak tree".[1]

History[edit]

In 1838, Hægebostad formannskapsdistrikt was created with the district of Eiken constituting the northern part of the municipality. On 1 January 1916, the municipality was divided into two separate municipalities: Eiken (population: 932) and Hægebostad (population: 867).

On 1 January 1963, the two municipalities were reunited and together formed the municipality of Hægebostad. Before the merger the population of Eiken was 784.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 264. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 

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