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Coat of arms of the municipality of Kvam
Kvam (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 4622
Province  (county) : Vestland
Administrative headquarters: Norheimsund
Coordinates : 60 ° 25 '  N , 6 ° 9'  E Coordinates: 60 ° 25 '  N , 6 ° 9'  E
Height : 1 - 1336 moh.
Surface: 616.93 km²
Residents: 8,457  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 14 inhabitants per km²
Language form : Nynorsk
Mayor : Torgeir Næss  ( Ap ) (2019)
Location in the province of Vestland
Location of the municipality in the province of Vestland

Kvam Herad is a Herad municipality in the Norwegian Fylke Vestland . It borders in the north on the municipalities of Vaksdal and Voss , in the south on the municipality Kvinnherad and in the west on the municipalities Bjørnafjorden and Samnanger . In the east lies the Hardangerfjord and on its east side the municipality of Ullensvang . The larger towns in the municipality are Norheimsund, Øystese and Ålvik. The community center is Norheimsund . There are also many small villages in the municipality, including Steinstø . The highest point of the municipality is the Fuglafjell ( 1336  moh. ).


The Battle of Kvam took place on April 25-26, 1940 in the village of Kvam between British, Norwegian and German forces. The Germans moved north up the river valley to conquer central Norway.

coat of arms

Description : In blue, a silver post curved on both sides .


Web links

Commons : Kvam  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning