Lindesnes kommune

Vigeland, the administrative centre of Lindesnes Municipality

Coat of arms

Vest-Agder within

Lindesnes within Vest-Agder
Coordinates: 58°6′15″N 7°17′20″E / 58.10417°N 7.28889°E / 58.10417; 7.28889Coordinates: 58°6′15″N 7°17′20″E / 58.10417°N 7.28889°E / 58.10417; 7.28889
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Administrative centre Vigeland
  Mayor (2003) Ivar Lindal (KrF)
  Total 317 km2 (122 sq mi)
  Land 297 km2 (115 sq mi)
Area rank 269 in Norway
Population (2010)
  Total 4,661
  Rank 216 in Norway
  Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
  Change (10 years) 3.7 %
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1029
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway

Lindesnes (English: the Naze) is a municipality in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway. Lindesnes was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1964 after the merger of the older municipalities of Spangereid, Sør-Audnedal, and Vigmostad.

It is a coastal municipality, with a long stretch of coastline to the south. It also borders Audnedal municipality to the north, Lyngdal to the west, and Mandal and Marnardal to the east. The lighthouse at Lindesnes stands on the southernmost point of the mainland of Norway.

See also: Knivskjellodden

General information

Lindesnes fyr. The lighthouse is close to the southernmost point of mainland Norway.


The oldest Old Norse form of the name was Líðandi. That name is derived from the verb líða which means "lead/go to an end" and the meaning is probably just "the end". A later form was Líðandisnes where the word nes which means "headland" was added (related to the English forms ness and naze).

The traditional English form of the name is just the Naze.


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 25 April 1986. The arms show the local lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Norway. It was built in 1655 on the headland of Lindesnes.[1]

Famous residents


  1. Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 27 September 2008.
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