Agder County Municipality

Agder County Municipality (Norwegian: Agder fylkeskommune) is the democratically elected regional governing administration of Agder county in Norway. The main responsibilities of the county municipality includes the overseeing the county's 18 upper secondary schools with about 11,000 students, about 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) of county roadways, public transport, dental care, culture, and cultural heritage.[1][2]

Agder County Municipality
Agder fylkeskommune
Location in Norway
Coordinates: 58.6°N 7.7°E / 58.6; 7.7
Administrative centerKristiansand
  County mayorArne Thomassen
ISO 3166 codeNO-42
Budget5.5 billion kr
Roads4,000 km (2,500 mi)
Agder County Council Composition

County government

The Agder county council (Norwegian: Fylkestinget) is made up of 49 representatives that are elected every four years. The council essentially acts as a Parliament or legislative body for the county and it meets about six times each year. The council is divided into standing committees and an executive board (fylkesutvalg) which meet considerably more often. Both the council and executive board are led by the County Mayor (fylkesordfører).

County council

The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Agder Fylkestinget 20202023 [3]  
Party Name (in Norwegian)Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)10
 The Democrats (Demokratene)3
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)5
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)10
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)6
 The Christians Party (Partiet De Kristne)1
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Party (Rødt)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:49


  1. Berg, Ole T., ed. (19 February 2020). "fylkeskommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  2. "Om Agder fylkeskommune". Agder fylkeskommune (in Norwegian). 22 November 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  3. Are Tveit, Knut; Tjørnhaugen, Andreas, eds. (18 September 2019). "valgresultater fylkesting - Agder". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 December 2020.

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