Re is a former municipality in Vestfold county (as of January 1st, 2020 Vestfold og Telemark), Norway. The administrative center of the municipality was the village of Revetal. The municipality was established in 2002 by the unification of the former municipalities of Ramnes and Våle. It included the villages of Ramnes, Våle, Undrumsdal, Fon, Vivestad (and Revetal). The river Aulielva ran through the district.
Re within Vestfold
|• Mayor (2003)||Thorvald Hillestad (Sp)|
|• Total||225 km2 (87 sq mi)|
|• Land||222 km2 (86 sq mi)|
|Area rank||316 in Norway|
|• Rank||125 in Norway|
|• Density||37/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|• Change (10 years)||10.1%|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-0716|
|Official language form||Bokmål |
On January 1st, 2020. The municipality became a part of Tønsberg municipality, in the county of Vestfold og Telemark.
The coat-of-arms was from modern times. They were granted in August 2001. It was designed by Arvid Steen. It showed a gold-colored five point design on a green shield. The five points represented the five parishes in the municipality. The design has a long history in the area. The green was chosen to represent nature and agriculture and the gold was chosen because it goes well with green.
In this area a battle took place in 1177, which is the last one mentioned in Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson. Graves and other findings from the Viking Age and even earlier can be found throughout the district.
- "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
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- "Kommunevåpnet til Re kommune" (in Norwegian). Re kommune. Retrieved 2009-01-13.