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Vega is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Gladstad. Other villages include Holand and Ylvingen.The municipality comprises about 6,500 islands in the Vega Archipelago. The main island of the municipality is also called Vega, and it is also the largest at. Bremstein Lighthouse is located in the southwestern part of the municipality.General informationThe municipality of Vega was established on 1 January 1838 . On 1 January 1965, the Skogsholmen area was transferred from Tjøtta to Vega. Then on 1 January 1971, the Skålvær islands in the northeastern part of Vega was transferred to Alstahaug.NameThe municipality is named after the main island of Vega . The name is probably derived from veig which means "liquid" or "fluid" . The name was written "Vegø" prior to 1891.
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