Bjelland og Grindum

Bjelland og Grindum or Bjelland og Grindheim is a former municipality in the old Vest-Agder county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Bjelland where Bjelland Church is located. The 294-square-kilometre (114 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until 1902. It was located in the Mandalen valley in the northern parts of the present-day municipalities of Lyngdal and Lindesnes in what is now Agder county.[2]

Bjelland og Grindum herred
Bjelland og Grindheim
Bjelland og Grindum within Vest-Agder
Coordinates: 58°26′24″N 07°25′02″E
Established1 Jan 1838
Disestablished1 Jan 1902
Administrative centreBjelland
  Total294 km2 (114 sq mi)
 *Area at municipal dissolution.
  Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1024
Created asFormannskapsdistrikt in 1838
Succeeded byBjelland and Grindheim in 1902


The old (large) parish of Bjelland was divided on 1 January 1838 into two municipalities: Aaseral in the north and Bjelland og Grindum in the south (see formannskapsdistrikt law). Bjelland og Grindum had a population of 1,662 in 1835, just before the split.[3]

On 1 January 1902, the municipality of Bjelland og Grindum was dissolved and its land was split into two new municipalities: Bjelland (population: 907) and Grindheim (population: 909). These municipalities later became parts of Audnedal and Marnardal.[4]

See also


  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. Store norske leksikon. "Bjelland og Grindheim" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. Registreringssentral for historiske data. "Hjemmehørende folkemengde Vest-Agder 1801-1960" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø. Archived from the original on 23 August 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2006.
  4. Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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