Vigmostad herred
Former Municipality
Coordinates: 58°12′10″N 07°20′02″E / 58.20278°N 7.33389°E / 58.20278; 7.33389Coordinates: 58°12′10″N 07°20′02″E / 58.20278°N 7.33389°E / 58.20278; 7.33389
Country Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality ID NO-1028
Adm. Center Vigmostad
Split from Nord-Audnedal in 1911
Merged into Lindesnes in 1964

Vigmostad is a village and a former municipality in Vest-Agder county in Norway. It is located along the Audna river in the Audnedalen valley in the present-day municipality of Lindesnes.


Vigmostad Church in the early 1900s

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Vigmostad farm (Old Norse: Vígmundarstaðir), since that is the location of the church. The first element of the name is the old male name Vígmundar (river-mouth) or Vígmarr (river-mare(sea)) and the last element is staðir which means "homestead" or "farm".[1]


The municipality of Vigmostad was established on 1 January 1911 when the old municipality of Nord-Audnedal was divided into Vigmostad (population: 923) and Konsmo (population: 782). On 1 January 1964, Vigmostad was merged with Sør-Audnedal and Spangereid to create the new municipality of Lindesnes. Prior to the merger, Vigmostad had a population of 589.[2]


  1. Rygh, Oluf (1912). Norske gaardnavne: Lister og Mandals amt (in Norwegian) (9 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 148.
  2. Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.

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