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Hjartdal kommune
—  Municipality  —

Coat of arms

Telemark within
Norway
Hjartdal within Telemark
Coordinates (city): 59°39′54″N 8°43′34″E / 59.665°N 8.72611°E / 59.665; 8.72611Coordinates: 59°39′54″N 8°43′34″E / 59.665°N 8.72611°E / 59.665; 8.72611
Country Norway
County Telemark
District Øst-Telemark
Municipality ID NO-0827
Administrative centre Sauland
Government
 - Mayor (2003) Olav Tho (Sp)
Area (Nr. 137 in Norway)
 - Total 792 km2 (305.8 sq mi)
 - Land 739 km2 (285.3 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 1,633
 Density 2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
 - Change (10 years) -2.8 %
 - Rank in Norway 359
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language form Nynorsk
Norwegian demonym Hjartdøl[1]
Website www.hjartdal.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway

Hjartdal is a municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Øst-Telemark. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sauland.

The parish of Hjertdal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It consists of three small communities: Hjartdal, Sauland, and Tuddal.

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Name

The Old Norse form of the name was Hjartdalr. The first element is probably a river name Hjarta (now called the Hjartdøla river) and the last element is dalr means "valley" or "dale". The river name is derived from hjortr meaning "red deer".[2]

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1989. The arms show a silver-colored red deer on a green background. They are canting arms because the name of the municipality is derived from the word for deer.

Notable residents

Sigrid Louise Gundersen (1982-) , television host from Sauland[3]

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Hjartdal

  1. A municipality in Telemark, Norway

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