Austre Moland - History


The parish of Østre Moland was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). According to the 1835 census the municipality had a population of 4,513. On 1 January 1875, a small part of Arendal (population: 22) was transferred to Østre Moland.

On 1 May 1878, Østre Moland was split into three to create two new municipalities: Barbu (population: 4,874) and Tromøy (population: 2,320). This split left Østre Moland with 2,524 inhabitants. On 1 July 1919, another rural district Stokken (population: 1,683) was separated from Østre Moland, leaving it with a population of 1,289. At the same time the name was changed to Austre Moland.

On 1 January 1962, a major municipal merger took place. Austre Moland (population: 1,607) was merged with Stokken (population: 2,783), Flosta (population: 1,205), and the Strengereid area of Tvedestrand (population: 375) to form the new municipality Moland. On 1 January 1964, the farm Holtegården with 5 inhabitants, which had been a part of Austre Moland until 1962, was moved to Tvedestrand municipality.

On 1 January 1992, Moland (population: 8,148) was merged into the neighboring municipality of Arendal (population: 12,478). Øyestad, Tromøy, and Hisøy were also merged into Arendal at the same time.

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