General information[ edit ] Sætertinden at the Tjeldsund-Harstad municipality border is the highest mountain on Hinnøya. The municipality of Tjeldsund was established on 1 January when it was dating site i tjeldsund from the large Lødingen Municipality.
Tjeldsund encompassed the eastern part of Lødingen prior to the division. Initially, Tjeldsund had a population of 1, During the s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee.
On 1 Januarythe western part of the island of Tjeldøya population: was transferred to Tjeldsund Municipality from Lødingen Municipality, uniting the whole island within the same municipality.
On the same date, the unpopulated Ramnes area of Evenes Municipality was also transferred to Tjeldsund Municipality.
The first element is the uncompounded Old Norse name of Tjeldøya Tjöld or Tjalda and the last element is sund which means "strait" or "sound". The name of the island is probably derived from the word tjald which means "tent" or the similar word tjaldr which means " oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus ". The arms show a blue-colored Anthony's cross on a silver or white background.
The Anthony's cross is a canting of the letter Tthe first letter of the name Tjeldsund. It is part of the Trondenes prosti deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland.
Churches in Tjeldsund.