This article is about the municipality in Vestfold, Norway. For other uses, see Stokke (disambiguation).
Stokke kommune

Coat of arms

Vestfold within

Stokke within Vestfold
Coordinates: 59°14′24″N 10°16′15″E / 59.24000°N 10.27083°E / 59.24000; 10.27083Coordinates: 59°14′24″N 10°16′15″E / 59.24000°N 10.27083°E / 59.24000; 10.27083
Country Norway
County Vestfold
Administrative centre Stokke
  Mayor (2011) Erlend Larsen (H)
  Total 118 km2 (46 sq mi)
  Land 116 km2 (45 sq mi)
Area rank 375 in Norway
Population (2004)
  Total 9,985
  Rank 101 in Norway
  Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
  Change (10 years) 8.8 %
Demonym(s) Stokkesokning[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-0720
Official language form Bokmål
Data from Statistics Norway

Stokke is a municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Stokke.


The municipality of Stokke was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Two islands were later transferred from the municipality of Stokke to the neighboring municipality of Nøtterøy: Håøya, (in 1901) and Veierland (in 1964).

General information


The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Stokke farm (Old Norse: Stokkar), since the first church was built here. The name is the plural form of stokkr which means "log". (This is probably referring to some hills/ridges near the churchsite.)[2]


The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 13 January 1984. The arms are canting since stokker means "sticks" or "logs". The arms show three gold-colored tree trunks on a red background.[3]

See also: Coat-of-arms of Nes and Søndre Land


  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  2. Rygh, Oluf (1907). Norske gaardnavne: Jarlsberg og Larviks amt (in Norwegian) (6 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 179.
  3. Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 2009-01-14.
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