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Aust-Agder [ˈæʉst ˈɑɡdər] (East Agder) is a county (fylke) in Norway, bordering Telemark, Rogaland, and Vest-Agder. In 2002, there were 102,945 inhabitants, which is 2.2% of the total population in Norway. Its area is 9,212 square kilometres (3,557 sq mi). The administrative center of the county is in Arendal. The county, which is located at the Skagerrak coast, extends from Gjernestangen at Risør to Kvåsefjorden at Lillesand. The inner parts of the area includes Setesdalsheiene and Austheiene. The majority of the population live near the coast; about 78% of the county's inhabitants live in the five coastal municipalities Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand, Tvedestrand and Risør. The rest of the county is sparsely populated. Tourism is important, as Arendal and the other coastal towns are popular attractions. The county includes the islands of Tromøy, Justøya, and Sandøya. The interior of the county encompasses the traditional district of Setesdal, through which the Otra river flows to the coast.
Cities, towns & villages in Aust-Agder
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BrekkestøBrekkestø is a small village on the southern coast of Norway. It is located on the island of Justøy within the municipality of Lillesand in Aust-Agder county, in the region known as Sørlandet. The village is actually located on several rocky islands, and many of the homes built around its compact harbor are white wooden cottages with red tiled roofs, typical of the area. There is a small general store, a filling station that provides fuel for boats only, and an ice cream kiosk open during the summer season. The village post office, located near the waterfront, was closed in 2002. The nearest town is Lillesand, accessible by road via a network of bridges, and the closest international airport is Kjevik Airport near Kristiansand. Brekkestø is also reached via the waterway known as Blindleia, Show Brekkestøon the map
LyngørLyngør is a village area on a group of small islands in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, off the southeast coast of Norway. The village is about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Tvedestrand city center and also 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of the city of Risør. The sound that goes through Lyngør is also well known for the dramatic Battle of Lyngør during the Napoleonic Wars, in which the British Royal Navy effectively put an end to the last of Dano-Norwegian naval forces. The wreck of the Danish frigate Najaden was discovered in the sound in 1957. Show Lyngøron the map
UlvøysundUlvøysund is a village and an outport in Lillesand, Aust-Agder, Norway.West of the outport is Kvåsefjorden, which is the maritime boundary between the counties of Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. Eastwards is the inland waterway of Blindleia towards Lillesand. The oldest sign of activity in Ulvøysund, is found by the oldest shipwreck in the approach of Kvåsefjorden. It was archaeologically investigated in 2011 by the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and a piece of a reindeer antler from the finding was later C-14 dated to the period 1020-1030. Show Ulvøysundon the map
FevikFevik is a village in Grimstad municipality, Aust-Agder, Norway. The village has an area of 4.39 square kilometres (1.69 sq mi) and has a population (2009) of 5,394 people, most working in Arendal or central Grimstad. The village is located on the ocean coast about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northeast of the city of Grimstad and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the city of Arendal. At the end of the 19th century the biggest shipyard in northern Europe for iron hulls were in the bay of Fevikkilen. Some boatbuilders are still in the area, making modern cruisers and traditional wooden boats. Show Fevikon the map
ByglandsfjordByglandsfjord is village a by the Norwegian National Road 9 in the southern part of the municipality of Bygland in the Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village is in the valley of Setesdal and located at the end of the lake Byglandsfjorden. Its population (2009) is 351. The steamboat Bjoren travels on the Byglandsfjorden between the villages of Byglandsfjord, Bygland, and Ose during the summer months. Show Byglandsfjordon the map
Tvedestrandis a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sørlandet. The administrative center is the village of Tvedestrand. The town has a picturesque, white-painted town center with irregular streets climbing steep hills around the harbor. The natural beauty of the area makes it a popular tourist destination. The municipality includes numerous islands, which makes it a very popular place in the summer for boaters, who can easily find an island or an inlet for themselves which provides peace and quiet. The number of people in the county at least double in the summer, due to vacationers. There are approximately 1,700 summer cottages (\"hytter\") around the fjord. Tvedestrand has over 2,000 buildings that are more than 100 years old. Show Tvedestrandon the map
GrimstadGrimstad () is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Grimstad. Other notable places in Grimstad include Eide, Fevik, Fjære, Landvik, Prestegårdskogen, Reddal, and Roresanden. Show Grimstadon the map
LangeidLangeid is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. In 2011, during construction of Highway 9, an elaborately decorated Viking sword was excavated. The sword is decorated with gold-leaf and silver thread. The weapon appears to feature both ancient runic symbols as well as Latin characters and Christian symbols. Archaeologists have yet to decipher the meaning of the mixed characters. The sword was found buried next to a battle axe and several ancient silver coins. The sword likely belonged to a wealthy Viking who was both a farmer and a warrior who sailed to the British Isles with King Knut the Mighty. Show Langeidon the map
EydehavnEydehavn is a village area in the municipality of Arendal in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The population of the village area (2001) is about 4,080 people. It is the former administrative centre of both Moland and Stokken municipalities. Both municipalities have since been incorporated into Arendal. The village is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the city centre of Arendal, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Strengereid, and just across the Tromøysundet from Kongshamn. The village is named after Sam Eyde, the Norwegian engineer and industrialist. The local sports team is IL Sørfjell. Show Eydehavnon the map
SagesundSagesund is a small village in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the middle of Oksefjorden. Sagesund is located 6.2 kilometres (3.9 mi) from Tvedestrand on county road 411. There is also bus service from Tvedestrand. Approximately 50 people live there on a permanent basis. It is popular in the summer, when the population at least doubles. It has a marina for recreational boats, a sports arena with tennis courts, and a beach volleyball field. The fjord is also an excellent place for waterskiing and wakeboarding, but also for more quiet activities. Show Sagesundon the map
HovdenHovden is a village in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located along Norwegian National Road 9, along the eastern shore of the lake, Hartevatnet. The village is located along the river Otra about 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of the village of Bykle. The area is a tourist area for winter sports in the Setesdal region since it is located up in the rocky Setesdalsheiene mountains and near many lakes such as Skyvatn, Holmavatnet, and Vatndalsvatnet. The population (2009) of the village of Hovden is 385, and the village area covers 0.84 square kilometres (210 acres). Show Hovdenon the map
LauvdalLauvdal is a village in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It's located along Norwegian National Road 9 on the east side of Byglandsfjorden. The village lies six|km south of Bygland centre, to the south of the fjord. The population (2001) was 41 residents. The lake Longerakvatnet is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of the village. The area has yielded numerous historical artifacts, including a silver-tipped spear now exhibited at a museum in Oslo. Lauvdal was once known for substantial cow and pig farming, but today features only two farms. Show Lauvdalon the map
StrengereidStrengereid is a village in the municipality of Arendal in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northeast of Eydehavn and just west of the island of Flosta. Originally, Strengereid was part of the municipality of Tvedestrand, but on 1 January 1962, the Strengereid area was merged with the neighboring municipalities of Flosta (west), Stokken (south), and Austre Moland (north-west) to form the new municipality of Moland. At that time Strengereid had 375 inhabitants. Then, on 1 January 1992, Moland was incorporated into Arendal. Show Strengereidon the map
EikelandEikeland is a village in southeastern part of the municipality of Gjerstad in Aust-Agder, Norway. It is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of the municipal center of Gjerstad and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the village of Søndeled. The population of Eikeland (2009) is 402 and the village area covers 0.63 square kilometres (160 acres). The village area was originally centered on the old Eikeland ironworks, but has now spread out to the east. European Route E18 can be reached about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the north of Eikeland. Show Eikelandon the map
BlakstadBlakstad is a village which is the administrative centre of the municipality of Froland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located along the river Nidelva, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of the city of Arendal. The village has grown together with the neighboring village of Osedalen, and the combined population (2009) is 2,083. The village area covers about 2.15 square kilometres (0.83 sq mi). The Arendal Line, a branch of the Sørland Line and part of the Norwegian State Railways stops at the Blakstad Station. Show Blakstadon the map
BirkelandBirkeland is the administrative centre of the municipality of Birkenes in Aust-Agder, Norway. Its population (2009) is 2,426, and the village area covers 2.18 square kilometres (540 acres). The village is located on Norwegian national road 41, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Kristiansand and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of Lillesand. The river Tovdalselva flows through the village. The old Line was a railway line that passed through Birkeland. Show Birkelandon the map
KilsundKilsund is a village in the municipality of Arendal in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located on the island Tverrdalsøya. Its population (2009) is 729. The village is located just north of Flosta island. It is about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) northeast of Strengereid, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Eydehavn, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northeast of the city of Arendal, and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the city of Tvedestrand. Show Kilsundon the map
EvjeEvje is a village and former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village of Evje is the administrative center of the current municipality of Evje og Hornnes in the Setesdal valley region. The lake Høvringsvatnet is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village. The urban area of Evje, which encompasses the villages of Evje, Evjemoen, Dåsnesmoen, Hornnes, and Kjetså has a population of about 3,300. Show Evjeon the map
RykeneRykene is a village in the municipality of Arendal (with a small portion overlapping into the neighboring municipality of Grimstad) in Aust-Agder, Norway. Its total population (2009) is 652, with 14 of those people living in Grimstad. Rykene is located along the Nidelva river about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the city of Grimstad and the same distance south of the city of Arendal. The local sports team is Rygene IL. Show Rykeneon the map
DølemoDølemo is a village in the municipality of Åmli in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village has a population of about 200. It is home to the municipal kindergarten, an elementary school, a shop, and many thriving clubs and organizations. Dølemo is often called \"the voluntary village\", the reason for this being the citizens' dedication when the annual Dølemo Market has to be arranged in the last week of August. Show Dølemoon the map
SøndeledSøndeled is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently part of the municipality of Risør in the Sørlandet region. The municipality had an area of 189 square kilometres (73 sq mi) upon its dissolution. The highway Riksvei 418 passes through Søndeled. Stamsø is a village in Søndeled. The village of Søndeled is located at the end of the Nordfjorden, a part of the Søndeledfjorden. Show Søndeledon the map
HerefossHerefoss is a village and former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Birkenes in the Sørlandet region. Herefoss used to have a train station on the Sørlandsbanen. It was opened on 22 June 1938, but the use was discontinued in 1989, however, the station building is still standing. Norwegian national road 404 (Rv404) runs from Herefoss to Grimstad. Show Herefosson the map
HøvågHøvåg is a village and former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Lillesand in the Sørlandet region. Old coastal settlements in the Høvåg district include Ulvøysund, Gamle Hellesund, Skottevig, Kjøbmannsvig and Ågerøy. The village of Høvåg is located midway between Lillesand and Kristiansand and has a population of 200. Show Høvågon the map
RygnestadRygnestad is a village by the Norwegian National Road 9 in the municipality of Valle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the Setesdal region near the river Otra in northern Valle near the lake Store Bjørnevatn. It is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the municipal center of Valle. The Rygnestadtunet museum is located just north of the village. Show Rygnestadon the map
BarbuBarbu is part of the municipality of Arendal in the region of Sørlandet. Until 1902 Barbu was a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Today the name Barbu most of all refer to the center of the former municipality, a village-like place located in front of Galtesund. Barbu is also a parish (sogn) in Arendal of the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. Show Barbuon the map
BøylestadBøylestad is a small village in the municipality of Froland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village is located along the river Nidelva about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of The population of Bøylestad (2001) was 214. The village has a railway station, Bøylestad Station, a part of the Arendalsbanen. Show Bøylestadon the map
BykleBykle is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional region of Setesdal. The administrative center is the village of Bykle in the southern part of the municipality. Another village nearby is Nordbygdi. Bykle was established when it was separated from the municipality of Valle on 1 January 1902. Show Bykleon the map
ÅraksbøÅraksbø is a small village or hamlet in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located on the shores of the Åraksfjorden. The population (2001) of the Åraksbø area was 89. The lake Hovatn and its hydroelectric power plant are located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the northeast. Show Åraksbøon the map
MyraMyra is the administrative centre of the municipality of Vegårshei in Aust-Agder, Norway. The village of Myra covers 1.05 square kilometres (260 acres) and has a population (2009) of 584. The village is located along the river Storelva, which flows out of the large Vegår lake, just north of Myra. Show Myraon the map
LandvikLandvik is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It was located to the west of the town of Grimstad in southern Norway. Today, the name Landvik is still used to designate the westernmost part of the town of Grimstad, near the Prestegårdskogen housing development. Show Landvikon the map
EideEide is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently located within the municipality of Grimstad in the traditional district of Sørlandet. Eide had an area of 32.4 square kilometres (12.5 sq mi), of which 29.2 square kilometres (11.3 sq mi) is mainland. Show Eideon the map
KilenKilen is a village in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder, Norway. It is located on the island Sandøya, midway between the popular tourist destinations Kilsund and Lyngør. The village is about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) southeast of the town of Tvedestrand. Show Kilenon the map
BjåenBjåen is a hamlet in Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village is located along Norwegian National Road 9 (The road may be closed in winter, due to heavy snow and bad weather) and is probably best known for the Bjåen tourist lodge in the high mountain area. Show Bjåenon the map
HornnesHornnes is a village and a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Hornnes is located in the present-day municipality of Evje og Hornnes in the traditional district of Setesdal. Hornnes was a municipality of its own from 1886 until 1960. Show Hornneson the map
DypvågDypvåg is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently located within the municipality of Tvedestrand in the traditional region of Sørlandet about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the village of Tvedestrand. Show Dypvågon the map
ÅmliÅmli is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. It is located in the traditional region of Sørlandet. The main population centre and administrative center is the village of Åmli which lies along the river Nidelva. Show Åmlion the map
VegusdalVegusdal is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located within the present-day municipality of Birkenes in the Sørlandet region. Norwegian national road 405 (Rv405) runs from Vegusdal to Mosby. Show Vegusdalon the map
FjæreFjære is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Fjære municipality was located to the north of the town of Grimstad, and the name is still used to refer to that area, which is now a part of Grimstad. Show Fjæreon the map
FlaksvatnFlaksvatn, formerly Flaksvand, is a village in Birkenes, Norway. Located just north of Birkeland on the lake Flakksvann, the village was from 1896 to 1953 the terminus of the Line. Show Flaksvatnon the map
IvelandIveland is a village and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Sørlandet. The administrative center is the village of Birketveit. Show Ivelandon the map
LindtveitLindtveit is a village 204 kilometers southwest of Oslo, Norway. It is situated just outside the town of Arendal, Norway, in the county of Aust-Agder. Show Lindtveiton the map
EspenesEspenes is a small village area in the northeastern part of the municipality of Grimstad in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Show Espeneson the map
FlatebygdFlatebygd is a village in Evje og Hornnes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Show Flatebygdon the map
StaubøStaubø is a village in Arendal municipality, Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Staubøon the map
OggevatnOggevatn is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. no:Oggevatn Show Oggevatnon the map
BøylefossBøylefoss is a village in Froland, Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Bøylefosson the map
LøddesølLøddesøl is a village in Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Løddesølon the map
LagetLaget is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. no:Laget Show Lageton the map
KolbjørnsvikKolbjørnsvik is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Kolbjørnsvikon the map
BrattekleivBrattekleiv is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Brattekleivon the map
KalvøysundKalvøysund is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Kalvøysundon the map
Ytre RamseYtre Ramse is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Ytre Ramseon the map
HynnekleivHynnekleiv is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Hynnekleivon the map
Øvre RamseØvre Ramse is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Øvre Ramseon the map
GodderstadGødderstad is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Godderstadon the map
HåbbestadHåbbestad is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Håbbestadon the map
SkiftenesSkiftenes is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Skifteneson the map
NesgrendaNesgrenda is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Nesgrendaon the map
ØsterholtØsterholt is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Østerholton the map
EngeslandEngesland is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Engeslandon the map
SkottevikSkottevik is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Skottevikon the map
LongerakLongerak is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Longerakon the map
RevesandRevesand is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Revesandon the map
EppelandEppeland is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Eppelandon the map
NævesdalNævesdal is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Nævesdalon the map
SaltrødSaltrød is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Saltrødon the map
RysstadRysstad is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Rysstadon the map
GjevingGjeving is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Gjevingon the map
HomdromHomdrom is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Homdromon the map
GrytingGryting is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Grytingon the map
NarestøNarestø is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Narestøon the map
LitveitLitveit is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Litveiton the map
UppstadUppstad is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Uppstadon the map
SvalandSvaland is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Svalandon the map
HoslemoHoslemo is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Hoslemoon the map
NedenesNedenes is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Nedeneson the map
VatnebuVatnebu is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Vatnebuon the map
AsklandAskland is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Asklandon the map
ÅnelandÅneland is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Ånelandon the map
BrokkeBrokke is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Brokkeon the map
FærvikFærvik is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Færvikon the map
AklandAkland is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Aklandon the map
KjetsåKjetså is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Kjetsåon the map
ØsteråØsterå is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Østeråon the map
LongumLongum is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Longumon the map
VætingVæting is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Vætingon the map
TveideTveide is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Tveideon the map
GrendiGrendi is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Grendion the map
HinebuHinebu is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Hinebuon the map
SongeSonge is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Songeon the map
TrøeTrøe is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Trøeon the map
NipeNipe is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway. Show Nipeon the map
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States, regions, administrative units in Aust-Agder
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Aust-Agder fylkeAust-Agder [ˈæʉst ˈɑɡdər] (13px listen) (East Agder) is a county (fylke) in Norway, bordering Telemark, Rogaland, and Vest-Agder. In 2002, there were 102,945 inhabitants, which is 2.2% of the total population in Norway. Its area is 9,212 square kilometres (3,557 sq mi). The administrative center of the county is in Arendal. The county includes the islands of Tromøy, Justøya, and Sandøya. The interior of the county encompasses the traditional district of Setesdal, through which the Otra river flows to the coast.Show on map
Tvedestrandis a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sørlandet. The administrative center is the village of Tvedestrand. The town has a picturesque, white-painted town center with irregular streets climbing steep hills around the harbor. The natural beauty of the area makes it a popular tourist destination. The municipality includes numerous islands, which makes it a very popular place in the summer for boaters, who can easily find an island or an inlet for themselves which provides peace and quiet. The number of people in the county at least double in the summer, due to vacationers. There are approximately 1,700 summer cottages (\"hytter\") around the fjord. Tvedestrand has over 2,000 buildings that are more than 100 years old.Show on map
GrimstadGrimstad () is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Grimstad. Other notable places in Grimstad include Eide, Fevik, Fjære, Landvik, Prestegårdskogen, Reddal, and Roresanden.Show on map
Risøris a city and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The city belongs to the traditional region of Sørlandet. It is a popular tourist place. The surrounding area includes many small lakes and hills, and is known for its beautiful coastline as well. Risør is famous for its tourist attractions such as the wooden boat festival which is staged during the first week of August every year. It also has a growing reputation as the regional capital of arts and crafts, which culminates in the during the summer holiday.Show on map
BirkenesBirkenes is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sørlandet. The village of Birkeland is the administrative center and about half of the municipality's residents live there. Birkeland is 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Kristiansand and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from Lillesand. The municipality borders Kristiansand and Vennesla municipalities in Vest-Agder county and Iveland, Evje og Hornnes, Froland, Grimstad, and Lillesand municipalities in Aust-Adger.Show on map
ByglandBygland is a municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. The municipal centre is the village of Bygland. Other villages in the municipality include Byglandsfjord, Lauvdal, and Åraksbø. The municipality is bordered on the north by Valle, in the east by Fyresdal (Telemark) and Åmli (Aust-Agder), in the south by Froland and Evje og Hornnes, and in the west by Åseral (Vest-Agder), Kvinesdal (Vest-Agder) and Sirdal (Vest-Agder).Show on map
ArendalArendal (13px listen) is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Arendal belongs to the region of Sørlandet. The town of Arendal is the administrative center of the municipality and also of Aust-Agder county. Other villages in the municipality include Tromøy, Rykene, Eydehavn, Strengereid, Kongshamn, Kilsund, and Hisøy. The offices of UNEP/GRID-Arendal are located in the town of Arendal.Show on map
BykleBykle is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional region of Setesdal. The administrative center is the village of Bykle in the southern part of the municipality. Another village nearby is Nordbygdi. Bykle was established when it was separated from the municipality of Valle on 1 January 1902.Show on map
Evje og HornnesEvje og Hornnes is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional region of Setesdal. Evje og Hornnes was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1960 after the merger of the two older municipalities of Evje and Hornnes.Show on map
FrolandFroland is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Sørlandet. The administrative center is the village of Blakstad, which along with Osedalen form the main population center of the municipality.Show on map
Lillesandis a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sørlandet. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Lillesand.Show on map
GjerstadGjerstad is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional region of Agder, in the southeastern part of the county, along the border with Telemark county.Show on map
IvelandIveland is a village and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Sørlandet. The administrative center is the village of Birketveit.Show on map
Valleis a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Setesdal. The administrative center is the village of Valle.Show on map
VegårsheiVegårshei is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sørlandet. The administrative center is the village of Skeimo.Show on map
Different buildings in Aust-Agder
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Arendal AirportArendal Airport, Gullknapp (Norwegian: Arendal lufthavn, Gullknapp; ICAO: ENGK) is a general aviation airport situated at Blakstadheia in Froland, Norway. It consists of a single 1,120-meter (3,650 ft) asphalt runway aligned 05/23. The airport is located about 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) from the town center of Arendal.Show on map
KongshamnKongshavn or Kongshamn is a community in the municipality of Arendal in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Its population (2009) is 862. Kongshavn is located on the north side of Tromøy island, across the Tromøysundet from Eydehavn. It is about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of the city of Arendal. It is said that Kongshamn was a safe haven for king's ships during the Viking Age. Kongshavn translates into \"King's Landing\" or \"King's Port\"Show on map
Vestre MolandVestre Moland is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the present-day municipality of Lillesand in the Sørlandet region. Villages in Vestre Moland include Brekkestø and Justøy. The lake Østre Grimevann is in the northern part and the Blindleia inland waterway is located along the coast of Vestre Moland.Show on map
NelaugNelaug Station (Norwegian: Nelaug stasjon) is a railway station located at Nelaug in Åmli, Norway, north of the Nelaugvannet. The station functions as a meeting station of Sørlandet Line and Arendal Line, that latter which the station functions as terminal station for. Passengers from Oslo to Arendal must change at Nelaug.Show on map
HoltHolt is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently located in the present-day municipality of Tvedestrand in the Sørlandet region. It is located along the Nordkalottruta. The church at Holt probably dates from the twelfth century and has an ancient font. The interior was decorated by Torsten Hoff.Show on map
ØyestadØyestad is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Arendal in the Sørlandet region. The municipality of Øyestad encompassed most of the coastline between the towns of Grimstad and Arendal, along with the forested areas along the Nidelva river.Show on map
EvjemoenEvjemoen was a Norwegian military camp in use from 1912 to 2002. The camp lies south of Evje in Evje og Hornnes municipality in the county of Aust-Agder. From 1953 to 1995 Evjemoen was used as a training area for Infanteriets øvingsavdeling II (IØ2). It was retired in December 2002.Show on map
KlåholmenKlåholmen is a village in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder, Norway. It is located on the island Sandøya, midway between the popular tourist destinations Kilsund and Lyngør. The village is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of the town of Tvedestrand.Show on map
Lyngør fyrLyngør Lighthouse (Norwegian: Lyngør fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located on Kjeholmen in the municipality of Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway. It was established in 1879, and was listed as a protected site in 1997. It was automated and depopulated in 2004.Show on map
HylestadHylestad is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the municipality of Valle in the traditional region of Setesdal. The former municipality of Hylestad had an area of 570 square kilometres (220 sq mi).Show on map
Tovdal kirkeTovdal (formerly: Lille Topdal) is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Tovdal was made up of the valley surrounding the Tovdalselva. It is a part of the present-day municipality of Åmli in the Sørlandet region.Show on map
Gjøvdal kyrkjeGjøvdal (or Gjevedal) is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The municipality covered the Gjøv river valley and the surrounding moors. It is currently part of the municipality of Åmli in the Sørlandet region.Show on map
StokkenStokken is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Arendal in the Sørlandet region. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Eydehavn.Show on map
Austre MolandAustre Moland is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently part of the municipality of Arendal in the Sørlandet region of Norway. It is home to the Austre Moland church.Show on map
TromøyTromøy is the largest island in Southern Norway, a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, and is currently an important part of the present-day municipality of Arendal.Show on map
MyklandMykland is a village and former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently part of the municipality of Froland in the traditional region of Sørlandet.Show on map
Dåsvatn,øvreØvre Dåsvatn is a small village in Aust-Agder, Norway. A picturesque lake lies to the south of the village, surrounded by forest.Show on map
BjorbekkBjorbekk is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway.Show on map
JortveitJortveit is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Aust-Agder
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NidelvaNidelva in Aust-Agder is the main river in the Arendal drainage basin. It is formed by the confluence of two rivers, Nisserelva and Fyreselv. The river flows into the Skagerrak at Arendal. The total length of the system is 210 kilometres (130 mi), the watershed covers 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi). Sixteen hydro-electric power stations are built along the river, making this one of Norway's most controlled drainage systems.Show on map
VegårVegår is a lake in the municipality of Vegårshei in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The lake is located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the municipal center of Myra and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the village of Åmli in the neighboring municipality. The three largest parts of the lake are named Vestfjorden, Nordfjorden, and Sørfjorden. The deepest point in the lake is in the Nordfjorden area. There are many small islands in the lake, the largest of which is Furøya.Show on map
NordfjordenNordfjorden is part of Søndeledfjorden in the municipality of Risør in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It lies on the north of the island of Barmen, which is northwest of the city of Risør. Nordfjorden is a little over 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long. The widest parts are where the Søndeledfjorden goes west and into Søndeled and when the Rødsfjorden joins the Sørfjorden which is on the south side of Barmen island. The south side of the fjord is a relatively straight coastline, but on the north of the fjord there are many coves and bays. The largest of these are Kjødvika and Sivikkilen.Show on map
RoreRore is a lake in the municipalities of Grimstad and Arendal in Aust-Agder county, Norway. This lake, which is used as a reservoir, lies mostly in Grimstad. There is a public beach area at the southern end of the lake, near the Roresanden village. The lake is located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the city center of Grimstad, near Landvik. The lake Syndle flows into Rore from the east and Rore is connected to the river Nidelva at the northern end. The lake has an area of 7.76 square kilometres (3.00 sq mi) at an elevation of 39 metres (128 ft) above sea level.Show on map
HøvringsvatnetHøvringsvatnet (or Høvringsvatn) is a lake in the municipality of Evje og Hornnes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It's located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village area of Evje and about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of the village area of Byglandsfjord. The lake Homstølvatnet in Froland municipality is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the northeast. Høvringsvatnet covers an area of 3.89 square kilometres (1.50 sq mi) and has an elevation of 481 metres (1,578 ft) above sea level.Show on map
NelaugNelaug is a village in the southern part of the municipality of Åmli in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The population (2001) was 161. The village lies east of the Nelaug lake, which is regulated by a hydroelectric power plant. The most notable feature in the village is the Train station, Nelaug Station, which is the junction between the Sørlandsbanen main line and the Arendalsbanen branch line. Nelaug school is a 1st through 6th grade elementary school. It is one of the three schools in Åmli municipality.Show on map
ByglandsfjordenByglandsfjorden is a lake in the municipalities of Bygland and Evje og Hornnes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the river Otra, flowing out of the Åraksfjorden. The villages of Byglandsfjord, Lauvdal, and Bygland are all located on the eastern shore of the lake. The SS Bjoren is a wood-fueled steamboat that travels on the Byglandsfjorden in the summers between the villages of Ose, Bygland, and Byglandsfjord. A special separate species of salmon occur in Byglandsfjorden, called bleke.Show on map
BlåsjøUlla-Førre is a hydropower complex in Suldal, Hjelmeland and Bykle in Norway. It has an installed capacity of approximately 2,100 MW, and the annual average production is 4.45 TWh (16.0 PJ) (1987-2006), while its annual potential is about 7.8 TWh (28 PJ). The complex includes the artificial lake Blåsjø, which is made by dams around 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above the sea level. The hydroelectric power station in the complex are Saurdal, Kvilldal, Hylen and Stølsdal, operated by Statkraft.Show on map
ÅraksfjordenÅraksfjorden is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Otra drainage basin. The villages of Frøysnes and Skåmedal are located along the western side and on the eastern side are the villages of Sandnes and Åraksbø. The name of the lake was given because it is located near Åraksbø. The central part of the lake is also called the Sandnesfjord and the southern part is also called the Blåfjord.Show on map
SkyvatnSkyvatn is a lake in the northern part of the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located south of the lake Holmavatnet and northwest of Hartevatnet. The village of Hovden in Bykle is located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southeast of the lake. The lake has an area of 4.35 square kilometres (1.68 sq mi) and is located in the Setesdalsheiene mountains at an elevation of 1,090 metres (3,580 ft) above sea level.Show on map
KolsvatnetKolsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Valle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) southwest of the village of Valle. The lake is located south of the lake Botnsvatnet, east of the mountain Urddalsknuten, and northeast of the lake Rosskreppfjorden. The lake has an area of 2.72 square kilometres (1.05 sq mi) and sits at an elevation of 1,034 metres (3,392 ft) above sea level.Show on map
BotsvatnBotsvatn is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway, just to the southeast of the major lake, Blåsjø. It is a long, narrow lake that was created by building a dam at the Holen hydroelectric power plant on the eastern end of the lake. The village of Nordbygdi is located on the north shore of the lake, and the village of Bykle is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the east of the lake.Show on map
VatnedalsvatnetVatndalsvatnet or Vatnedalsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The nearby lakes Ormsavatnet and Store Urevatn flow into the lake through dams and canals. Vatndalsvatnet also has a dam on it and the water flows out of the lake from the dam into the Otra river. The lake is located in the central part of Bykle, about halfway between the villages of Hovden and Bykle.Show on map
SyndleSyndle is a lake in the municipality of Grimstad in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It's located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of the city center of Grimstad, in the Landvik area. Syndle has an area of about 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi) and flows into a small river on the northeast part of the lake which connects it to the neighboring lake Rore which eventually flows into the Nidelva river.Show on map
HovatnHovatn is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Otra river drainage basin. The lake is regulated and is used by the Hovatn hydroelectric power plant. The dam has an outlet into the Hovassåne river which empties into the Åraksfjorden near Åraksbø. Lake Hovatn is located just to the west of lake Topsæ which is in the Tovdalselva drainage basin.Show on map
LongeraksvatnetLongerakvatnet or Longeraksvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It has a dam on it which discharges into the Longerakåni river which flows into the Byglandsfjorden near Longerak. The lake is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of the village of Lauvdal and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of Byglandsfjord.Show on map
Store BjørnevatnStore Bjørnevatn is a lake in the municipality of Valle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The lake is located in the northern part of the municipality, near the village of Rygnestad, and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the municipal center of Valle. The lake has an area of 2.43 square kilometres (0.94 sq mi) at an elevation of 801 metres (2,628 ft) above sea level.Show on map
Store UrevatnStore Urevatn is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The water leaving this lake high up in the Setesdalsheiene mountains has a dam on it which leads to a canal that brings the out-flowing water to the nearby Vatndalsvatnet lake. The lake has large populations of brook and brown trout, which makes the lake popular with fishermen.Show on map
StraumsfjordenStraumsfjorden is a lake that is located along the border of the municipalities of Bygland and Valle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The lake has a dam on the south end which discharges into the Hjellevatn lake and eventually travels to the lake Topsæ and the Tovdalselva river drainage basin. Artifacts dating back to the Iron Age have been found along the lake.Show on map
ReinevatnReinevatn (Reindeer Lake) is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It's located south of the lakes Store Urevatn and Vatndalsvatnet in the Setesdalsheiene mountains in the Setesdal valley. The lake has an area of about 2.86 square kilometres (1.10 sq mi) and is located at an elevation of 1,170 metres (3,840 ft) above sea level.Show on map
UldalsånaUldalsåna is a lake in the municipalities of Birkenes and Froland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Tovdalselva river drainage basin. On the southeastern end of the lake, there is a hydroelectric dam which releases water into the waterfall, Hanefoss, on its way down to the Herefossfjorden near the village of Herefoss.Show on map
HartevatnHartevatnet or Hartevatn is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located near the village of Hovden. The lake is a good fishing spot and it contains lots of brown trout. The lake is formed by a hydro-electric dam on the river Otra. It is also connected to the nearby lake Breivevatnet by a canal.Show on map
HerefossfjordenHerefossfjorden is a lake in the municipality of Birkenes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the Tovdalselva river. The Gauslåfjorden and Uldalsåna lakes flow into Herefossfjorden near the village of Herefoss. The Uldalsåna lake is held back by a dam and the Gauslåfjorden flows over a waterfall into the Herefossfjorden.Show on map
OggeOgge is a lake in the municipalities of Birkenes and Iveland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Kristiansand and has about 360 islands and reefs. The overall length of the lake is approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi). The Sørland Line runs along the west side of the lake.Show on map
HomstølvatnHomstølvatnet is a lake in the far western part of the municipality of Froland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of the village of Byglandsfjord. The lake has an area of 2.61 square kilometres (1.01 sq mi) and is at an elevation of 350 metres (1,150 ft) above sea level.Show on map
OrmsavatnetOrmsavatnet is a lake in the municipality of Bykle in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It flows into the Vatndalsvatnet via a dam and canal. The lake is located in the Setesdalsheiene mountains near the lakes Store Urevatn, Holmevatnet, and Hartevatnet. The nearest village area is Hovden in Bykle.Show on map
TopsæTopsæ is a lake in the municipality of Bygland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of lake Hovatn, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of Åraksbø. The Topsæfossen waterfall is located at the north end of the lake at the primary inflow.Show on map
GyvatnGyvatn is a lake which straddles the borders of the three Norwegian municipalities of Bygland and Evje og Hornnes (in Aust-Agder county) and Åseral (in Vest-Agder county). It's located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the village of Byglandsfjord and the lake Byglandsfjorden.Show on map
ReiarfossenReiårsfossen is an over 200 meter high waterfall in Norway, located at the Norwegian National Road 9 just south of Ose, Bygland municipality, Setesdal. Reiårsfossen is a part of an area of creeks and rivers that was protected by law in 1973.Show on map
MåvatnMåvatn is a lake in the municipality of Åmli in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) northeast of Gjøvdal and about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the municipal border with Nissedal.Show on map
NasvatnNasvatn is a lake in the municipality of Åmli in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) north of the village of Tovdal. The lake eventually drains in the Tovdalselva.Show on map
OksefjordenOksefjorden is an inlet in Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway. It runs between the islands Borøy and Tverrdalsøya, confluencing in the north with Eikelandsfjorden intoShow on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Aust-Agder
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JustøyaJustøy is an island in the municipality of Lillesand in Aust-Agder County, Norway. The name comes from Old Norse Jóstr. Justøy has bridges and scattered settlements. On the island is the old outport Brekkestø, one of the remains from the time of sailing ships in the Skagerrak coast. Justøy is Aust-Agder's second largest island, 7.9 km ². The island is largely characterized by summer tourism. There are Montessori school, chapel, cemetery, pension and campsite on the island, and the summer open shop in Brekkestø.Show on map
SandøyaSandøya (Sand island) is an island along the southern coast of Norway. It has roughly 230 permanent residents (2001), and shares its local administration with the surrounding communities and the nearby town Tvedestrand. The island has no bridge to the mainland, and the inhabitants rely on boats for transportation. Cars are parked at the nearby island Borøy. There are only four cars on the island, which are seldom in use. Being close to the popular tourist attraction Lyngør (a nearby group of islands frequented by thousands of tourists every summer), Sandøya is a popular summer vacation spot. The population rises to several thousand in the summer.Show on map
HisøyHisøy is an island and a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Today, the island is a part of the municipality of Arendal. Hisøy is an island separated from the mainland by the river Nidelv. The village of Kolbjørnsvik is located across the harbor from the town of Arendal. The boat \"Kolbjørn\" provided transportation across the harbor for over 100 years.Show on map
BorøyaBorøy is a 3.4 square kilometres (1.3 sq mi) island in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Some of the villages on the island include Sandvika, Borøkilen, Utgårdstrand, and Snarsund.Show on map
FlostaøyaFlosta is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is currently part of the municipality of Arendal in the Sørlandet region. The administrative center of Flosta was the village of Kilsund.Show on map
ÆrøyaÆrøya (also known as Aerøy) is an island south of Hisøy in the Aust-Agder county of Norway.Show on map
SteinheiiSteinheii is a mountain of Aust-Agder, in southern Norway.Show on map
MerdøMerdø is a small island in Arendal Aust-Agder, Norway.Show on map
AskerøyaAskerøya is a village in Aust-Agder, Norway.Show on map