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Flekkefjord is the westernmost town and municipality on the southwest coast of Norway. It lies in the Fylke Vest -Agder. The municipality borders the municipalities Sokndal and Lund in Rogaland Fylke in the west and to the north and Sirdal Kvinesdal in the east.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms depicts a pilot boat is moving on the lake and can be traced back to 1855. The current version was 1899. The black spots on the sail indicated that it was a pilot boat. Originally the coat of arms was suggested by a lieutenant Kaltenborn and looked like this:.


Until 1965 Flekkefjord was not much bigger than today's town center. But with the then imported municipal reform Flekkefjord was merged with the surrounding municipalities Nes, Hidra, Bakke and Gyland, which in turn brought in more districts.

Since 1877, the newspaper Agder Flekkefjord Tidende appears in Flekkefjord.

Since 1970 there has been twinned with Misburg, now a suburb of Hanover.


After Flekkefjord earlier led a railway line, the so-called Flekkefjordbanen that in Sira from the main train Oslo - Stavanger teed - Kristiansand. This route had a restricted gauge because of a tunnel cross section. As the old vehicles were singled out on the track and the Norwegian State Railways wanted to obtain due to the low traffic, no new trains, the route has been set. The track can currently be driven with a railway bogie.


  • Agder Flekkefjord Tidende (newspaper)


A point of interest is the so-called "Dutch Town". It is a neighborhood in north Flekkefjord with narrow streets and some well-preserved white wooden houses. The connection to the Netherlands over the export of timber and fish goes back to the 13th century. In addition was also traded with granite, bark and lobster. The Netherlands had at that time a large wood and stone needs, and in an old description states, Amsterdam 'm on Norway. In the "Dutch Town", which consisted only of a few houses at that time, was the center of trade. Here were the inns and hostels. Here dwelt the Dutch when they came to shops in the city.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Marie Helene Aarestrup (1826-1919), genre, portrait and animal painter
  • Tor Henning Hamre ( born 1979 ), football player
  • Peter Libra (1833-1900), Chemist
  • Anders Beer Wilse (1865-1949), Photographer