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Færder is a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Borgheim. The municipality was established in 2018 by the unification of the former municipalities of Tjøme and Nøtterøy.[3]

Færder kommune
View of the Færder Lighthouse
View of the Færder Lighthouse
Official logo of Færder kommune
Vestfold within
Norway
Færder within Vestfold
Færder within Vestfold
Coordinates: 59°10′N 10°24′E / 59.17°N 10.40°E / 59.17; 10.40Coordinates: 59°10′N 10°24′E / 59.17°N 10.40°E / 59.17; 10.40
CountryNorway
CountyVestfold
Established1 Jan 2018
Administrative centreBorgheim
Government
 • Mayor (2018)Roar Jonstang (H)
Area
 • Total99.96 km2 (38.59 sq mi)
 • Land99.72 km2 (38.50 sq mi)
 • Water0.24 km2 (0.09 sq mi)  0.24%
Area rank380 in Norway
Population
 (2017)
 • Total26,676
 • Rank39 in Norway
 • Density267.5/km2 (693/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
7.6%
Demonym(s)Nøttlending
Tjømling [1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-0729
Official language formBokmål [2]
Websitefaerder.kommune.no

The 100-square-kilometre (39 sq mi) municipality is the 380th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Færder is the 39th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 26,676. The municipality's population density is 267.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (693/sq mi) and its population has increased by 7.6% over the last decade.[4]

The Færder National Park, which was established in 2013, comprises islands and sea area east of the municipality.

GovernmentEdit

All municipalities in Norway, including Færder, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipality falls under the Tønsberg District Court and the Agder Court of Appeal.

Municipal councilEdit

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Færder is made up of 47 representatives that are elected to four year terms. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows:[5]

Færder Kommunestyre 2018–2019
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)12
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)6
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)16
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:47


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. ^ Lundbo, Sten. "Færder". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2017). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  5. ^ "Table: 04813: Members of the local councils, by party/electoral list at the Municipal Council election (M)" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 2015.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Færder at Wikimedia Commons