The municipality of Odda was established on 1 July 1913 when the southern district of Ullensvang was separated out to form its own municipality. Initially, Odda had 3,077 residents. During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee.Where was Oddiyana located?
Most academic scholars agree that Oddiyana was centred on the modern-day Swat valley of Pakistan.  More recently, Alexis Sanderson (2007) carefully revisited the issue of the location, taking note of the various far-flung locations that have been identified with Oddiyana at different times and by different sources.Where is Odda in Norway?
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality is located in southeastern Hordaland county, surrounding the southern end of the Sørfjorden. The administrative centre is the town of Odda, which is also the main commercial and economic centre of the entire Hardanger region.What was the population of Odda in 1964?
On 1 January 1964, the neighboring municipality of Røldal (population: 676) was merged into Odda, bringing the total population of the new municipality to 10,163 residents.