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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. OWST-ahg-dər
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Meaning & History

From the Nynork word aust "east" and the place name agder. It means "the eastern part of Agder."

Agder was a district in Norway during the Viking Age. The origin of the name Agder is unknown.

Aust-Agder is a fylke (county) in Norway.

On 1 January 2020, Aust-Agder will merge with Vest-Agder to form Agder fylke.
Added 5/7/2019 by sep780
Edited 3/30/2020 by Mike C and sep780