Valle, Norway

1282 ( March 31, 2013 )

Valle? / I is the name of a municipality in the Norwegian province (county ) Aust- Agder. To the north are the municipalities Bykle and Tokke, east of it Fyresdal, south and west Bygland Sirdal.

The current municipality Valle was formed on 1 January 1962 from the two formerly independent municipalities of Valle and Hylestad. There are two centers, Valle and Rysstad, the administrative center is located in Valle. Both centers have a church and shopping. In Rysstad there is the Setesdalmuseum with the museum village Rygnestadtunet.

The river Otra flows through the municipality of Valle. The western part of the municipality is part of the Setesdalen Vesthei where there is Europe's southernmost occurrence of wild reindeer.

Valle is surrounded by several high cliffs, through which run numerous climbing routes described.

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms: In Red schrage looking asked five golden Flanchis.

Notable people

  • Kirsten Bråten Berg ( born 1959 ), folk singer
  • Paal -Helge Haugen ( born 1945 ), writer