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Hafslo, Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge



 


Notes: Hafslo is a village and a former municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. It is located in the present-day municipality of Luster. The former municipality included the Hafslo village area, the Urnes stave church area (across the fjord), and the Veitastrond valley. The 0.18-square-kilometre (44-acre) village of Hafslo has a population (2009) of 305 people.
The lakes Hafslovatn and Veitastrondvatn surround the village of Hafslo on the south and west sides. The village of Sogndalsfjøra lies 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the south; the village of Gaupne lies about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the north; and the village of Veitastrond lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the northwest.
Name
The name comes from the old Hafslo farm (Old Norse: Hafrsló), since the church is located there. The first element of the name comes from the old male name Hafr or from the word for "goat" (also hafr). The second element of the name comes from the old word ló meaning "meadow, probably due to the excellent farming areas nearby.
History
Hafslo was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1963, Hafslo was merged with the neighboring municipality of Luster. Prior to the merger, Hafslo had a population of 2,384.

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City/Town : Latitude: 61.31559406571816, Longitude: 7.201130390167236


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Kindersdalen, Hermundson Anderson  1757Hafslo, Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I450817
2 Peterson, Christine  About 1854Hafslo, Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I453308
3 Sande, Torsten Hermundson  01 January 1817Hafslo, Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norge I449227

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