View of Øyslebø Church Marnardal was established as a new municipality on 1 January through the merger of several municipalities.
These areas that became Marnardal included all Bjelland municipality except for the Midtbø and Ågedal areas population:all of the municipality of Laudalthe Kleveland bru area of Finsland population: 34and all of Øyslebø municipality except for the Brunvatne area population: 1, The first element is the genitive case of the river name Mǫrn now called Mandalselva and the last element is dalr meaning 'dale' or 'valley'. The meaning of the river name is unknown maybe derived from marr which means ' sea '.
The arms show three gold-colored pine cones on a green background. The 3 cones symbolize each of the three former municipalities of Bjelland, Laudal, and Øyslebø which were merged into Marnardal in The green background refers to the importance of the forests which cover areas gamvik datingsider the municipality.
It is part of the Mandal prosti deanery in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark. Churches in Marnardal.