About Lillesand

Lillesand is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of S�rlandet. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Lillesand.

The town of Lillesand was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). On 1 January 1962, the rural municipalities of H�v�g (population: 1,330) and Vestre Moland (population: 2,454), the Gitmark g�rdene area of Eide (population: 22), and the town of Lillesand (population: 1,041) were merged to form a new, enlarged municipality of Lillesand.The Old Norse form of the name was just Sandr which means "sand beach". The first element lille which means "little" was added after the founding of Kristiansand in 1641 to distinguish it from the greater and more important one.

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted in 1987. The arms show three anchors on a blue background, which symbolizes the connection that the municipality has with the sea