Village of Sogndalsstranda Landscape in Sokndal The parish of Soggendal later Sokndal was established as a municipality on 1 January see formannskapsdistrikt law. Inthe small lading place of Sogndal population: was separated from Sokndal as a municipality of its own.
This left Sokndal with 2, residents. Hylkje singelklubb 12 Decembera small part of Sokndal population: 41 was transferred to neighboring Eigersund municipality. On 1 Julythe small lading place of Sogndal population: was reincorporated into Sokndal.
Ina small area in Sokndal population: 7 was transferred to Eigersund. On 1 Januarythe Tjørn farm population: 10 was transferred from Eigersund to Sokndal.
The first element is the genitive case of the river name Sókn now Sokno and the last element is dalr which means " valley " or "dale". Beforethe name was written "Sogndal" or "Soggendahl".
The arms show three black pickaxes on a yellow background. These were chosen to symbolize the importance of mining and agriculture in the municipality.
It was designed by Johan Digernes of Haugesund. It is part of the Dalane prosti deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger. Churches in Sokndal.