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Encyclopedia > Haugesund
Haugesund kommune
County Rogaland
District Haugaland
Municipality NO-1106
Administrative centre Haugesund
Mayor (2006) Petter Steen Jr (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 403
73 km²
68 km²
0.02 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 24
31,738
0.69 %
9.4 %
459/km²
Coordinates 59°26′N 5°17′E / 59.433, 5.283Coordinates: 59°26′N 5°17′E / 59.433, 5.283
www.haugesund.kommune.no

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Haugesund  is a town and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Image File history File links Haugesund. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ...


Haugesund was separated from Torvastad as a town, and municipality of its own, in 1855. The rural municipality of Skåre was merged with Haugesund January 1, 1958. Haugesund is a small municipality, only 73 km². Torvastad is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. ... SkÃ¥re is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ...


The town is situated at a strategically important sound through which ships could pass without heavy sea. Haugesund’s metropolitan region has a population of approximately 31,738 inhabitants[citation needed]. // For other uses of sound, see sound (disambiguation). ...

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History

Haugesund with bridge
Haugesund with bridge

Haugesund was founded in 1854 when it was divided from Torvastad, a former neighbouring municipality. The municipal consequently celebrated its 150-year anniversary in 2004. In the early years the coastal waters of Haugesund was a huge source of herring, and the city grew accordingly. Despite being a fairly young city, the Haugesund areas were land of power during the age of Vikings. Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway, had his home on Avaldsnes, very close to the city. Fairhair was buried on Haug lying by Karmsund, an area that later would name the city and municipal “Haugesund”. The national monument "Haraldstøtten" is erected where Harald is believed to be interred. Image File history File links Haugesund1. ... Image File history File links Haugesund1. ... Torvastad is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... This article is actively undergoing a major edit. ...


The protective sounds of Smedasund and Karmsund, gave the city a possibility to grow in both fishing and shipping. Even to this day, Karmsund is one of Norways busiest fairways. The city is still growing geographically even though the population has increased only moderately the last decade.


Today the herring is long gone, and the city is turning more and more towards the petroleum industry, like its neighbour Stavanger. County District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (1995-) Leif Johan Sevland (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ...


Origin of the name

The town is named after the strait Haugesundet. The first element is the genitive case of the name of the farm Hauge (Norse Haugar), the last element is sund n 'strait, sound'. The name of the farm is the plural form of haugr m 'hill, mound'. Old Norse is the Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. ...


Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from 1930. It shows three seagulls. Seagull or Seagulls may refer to: Gull, a family of seabird, members of which are often called seagulls. ...


Cityscape

Haugesund from the Risøy bridge
Haugesund from the Risøy bridge

The city has a coastline with the North Sea, however, the island of Karmøy and the small islands of Røvær shelteres a great part of the rough waters. Between Karmøy and Haugesund is a fairway, the sound of Karmsund. Downtown Haugesund has a distinctive layout of its streets, also found in Kristiansand and Oslo. Image File history File links Haugesund2. ... Image File history File links Haugesund2. ... County District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County District Østlandet Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


The city has during the last 20 years confirmed its position as a trading centre for Haugaland and southern parts of Hordaland. It has several relatively large shopping centres, considering the size of the city. Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ...


Culture

Traditionally, the people of Haugesund were mostly fishermen. In the second weekend of August each year, the herring is celebrated at the jazz-festival Sildajazz (Sild is Norwegian for herring). Local, as well as national and international jazz musicians, are presented at Sildajazz. Categories: Stub ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic...


The Norwegian International Film Festival has since 1973[citation needed] been held in Haugesund each year, showing films for the cinema representing a wide geographical and cultural selection. The Norwegian International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Haugesund, Norway. ...


The Amanda Award, Norway's most honoured film award, has been held in Haugesund since 1985[citation needed] in concurrence with the film festival. The Amanda is an award given annually at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway, since 1985. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


Safe as milk is a sub culture music festival started in 1999[citation needed]. The festival is held every year in late July. Safe as milk is a Norwegian music festival in Haugesund. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Transportation

Haugesund is connected to Stavanger and Bergen by a catamaran service. Haugesund Airport, Karmøy is located on the island of Karmøy southwest of Haugesund. Ryanair operates three times weekly flights between Haugesund and Stansted Airport, London. SAS has up to 7 daily flights to Oslo Gardermoen. Local bus transport is provided by Kolumbus. Coast Air is a Norwegian airline based at Haugesund airport. County District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (1995-) Leif Johan Sevland (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2006) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... It has been suggested that Catamaran History be merged into this article or section. ... Haugesund Airport, Karmøy (IATA: HAU, ICAO: ENHD) is the airport serving the city of Haugesund in Norway. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1149 Administrative centre Kopervik Mayor (2004) Kjell Arvid Svendsen (KrF) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 313 229 km² 219 km² 0. ... For other uses of RYR, see Robert Yates Racing Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin, with its biggest operational base situated in London Stansted Airport in the UK. It is Europes largest low-cost carrier and it is one of the... Terminal building, designed by Sir Norman Foster Stansted Airport is a medium-sized passenger airport with a single runway, located in the English county of Essex about thirty miles north of London. ... A Kolumbus bus Rogaland Kollektivtrafikk FKF branded Kolumbus is the public transportation administration in Rogaland, Norway and organised as a county agency. ... Coast Air is a regional airline based in Avaldsnes, near Haugesund, Norway. ...


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Søllerød municipality Town Hall (Rådhus) in Holte, Denmark . ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Ystad is a municipality and city in Scania in southernmost Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Alley in Ekenäs Church of Ekenäs Ekenäs (IPA: //), or Tammisaari (/ˈtɑmːiˌsɑːri/) in Finnish, is a municipality of Finland. ...

Famous people from Haugesund

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... Jon Fosse (born September 29, 1959 in Haugesund) is a Norwegian author and dramatist. ...

External links

  • Municipality website (Norwegian language)
  • Haugalandet.net
  • Haugesund airport, Karmøy


Municipalities of Rogaland Rogaland coat of arms

Bjerkreim | Bokn | Eigersund | Finnøy | Forsand | Gjesdal | Haugesund | Hjelmeland |  | Karmøy | Klepp | Kvitsøy | Lund | Randaberg | Rennesøy | Sandnes | Sauda | Sokndal | Sola | Stavanger | Strand | Suldal | Time | Tysvær | Utsira | Vindafjord Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... County Rogaland District Dalane Municipality NO-1114 Administrative centre VikesÃ¥ Mayor (2005) Asbjørn Ramsli (Sp) Official language form Neutral, but the schools and churches use Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 170 650 km² 577 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1145 Administrative centre Føresvik Mayor (2003) Svein Ove Alvestad (H) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 421 47 km² 45 km² 0. ... Eigersund is a municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. ... County Rogaland Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1141 Administrative centre Finnøy Mayor (2003) Jorunn Strand Vestbø (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 382 104 km² 103 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1129 Administrative centre Forsand Mayor (2003) Ingeborg Søyland (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 139 780 km² 702 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Municipality NO-1122 Administrative centre Ã…lgÃ¥rd Mayor (2003) Karl Edvard Aksnes (KrF) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 179 618 km² 558 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Ryfylke Municipality NO-1133 Administrative centre Hjelmeland Mayor (2003) Terje Thornquist (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 94 1,089 km² 975 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1119 Administrative centre Varhaug Mayor (2004) Terje MjÃ¥tveit (Nærbølista) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 297 259 km² 249 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1149 Administrative centre Kopervik Mayor (2004) Kjell Arvid Svendsen (KrF) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 313 229 km² 219 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1120 Administrative centre Kleppe Mayor (2004) Elfin Lea (H) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 377 114 km² 102 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1144 Administrative centre Ydstebøhavn Mayor (2004) Ole Olsen (KrF) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 432 6 km² 6 km² 0. ... The municipality Lund in the county of Rogaland, Norway, has 3,130 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1127 Administrative centre Randaberg Mayor (2006) Tom Tvedt (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 425 25 km² 24 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1142 Administrative centre Rennesøy Mayor (2003) Jostein Eiane (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 413 65 km² 65 km² 0. ... The bus station Ruten Map showing Sandnes County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1102 Administrative centre Sandnes Mayor (1994) Jostein Rovik(H) Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 273 302. ... County Rogaland District Ryfylke Municipality NO-1135 Administrative centre Sauda Mayor (2005) Laura Seltveit (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 195 546 km² 509 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Dalane Municipality NO-1111 Administrative centre Hauge i Dalene Mayor (2005) Gudmund Holmen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 279 295 km² 267 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1124 Administrative centre Sola Mayor (2005) HÃ¥kon Rege (H) Official language form {{{language}}} Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 408 70 km² 69 km² 0. ... County District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (1995-) Leif Johan Sevland (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Ryfylke Municipality NO-1130 Administrative centre Jørpeland Mayor (2007) Odd William Bøe (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 321 218 km² 195 km² 0. ... The municipality Suldal in the county of Rogaland, Norway, has 3,984 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Time is a municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. ... County Rogaland Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1146 Administrative centre Aksdal Mayor (2003) Reidar Pedersen (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 232 425 km² 399 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Municipality NO-1151 Administrative centre Utsira Mayor (2005) Geir Helge Rasmussen (Bygdalista for Utsira) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 433 6 km² 6 km² 0. ... The municipality Vindafjord in the county of Rogaland, Norway, has 4,827 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ...


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