Farsund is a town and municipality in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway.The town of Farsund was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt), although already recognized as a trading center in 1795. The rural municipalities of Herad, Lista, and Spind were merged with Farsund on 1 January 1965.
Farsund is a coastal municipality, bordering on Kvinesdal municipality in the north and Lyngdal in the north and east. In terms of square mileage it is one of the smallest municipalities in Vest-Agder county, yet one of the largest in number of inhabitants. The municipality of Farsund has about 9,400 inhabitants, concentrated in three centres of population: Farsund town, Vanse, and Vestbygda.The first element is far n 'travel, journey' (like in English farewell 'good journey'), the last element is Sund n 'strait, sound'.