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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. vest-ahg-dər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Norwegian word vest meaning "west" and the place name agder. It means "the western part of Agder."

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

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

On 1 January 2020, Vest-Agder will merge with Aust-Agder to form Agder fylke.
Added 5/8/2019 by sep780
Edited 2/22/2020 by Mike C and sep780