Map of the merged areas in that formed present-day Grimstad View of the city centre Grimstad Church The narrow main pedestrian street Storgata in the city center. The town of Grimstad was established as a municipality on 1 January see formannskapsdistrikt law.
On 1 Januarypart of the neighboring municipality of Fjære population: was transferred to Grimstad. Again, on 1 Januaryanother part of Fjære pop: was transferred to Grimstad.
On 1 Januarythe rural municipalities of Fjære pop: 6, and Landvik pop: 2, were merged with the town of Grimstad pop: 2, to form a significantly larger municipality of Grimstad with a total dating norway i grimstad of 11, at the time of the merger.
The name was misunderstood and became Grimstad during the registration of Norwegian cities and small places.
The site of the town was originally the port Old Norse : stoð of the old Grøm farm. The exact meaning of the name Grøm is uncertain, but it is derived from a river name Gró or Gróa which means "the growing one".
The blue and yellow arms show a brig as a symbol for the importance of fishing and shipping to the city. Churches in Grimstad.