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Kristiansand kommune
Locator map showing Kristiansand within Vest-Agder
County Vest-Agder
District Sørlandet
Municipality NO-1001
Administrative centre Kristiansand
Mayor (2004) Per Sigurd Sørensen(H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 287
277 km²
259 km²
0.09 %
Population
 - Total (2007)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 5
77,840
1.64 %
10.9 %
291/km²
Coordinates 58°10′N 8°0′E / 58.167, 8Coordinates: 58°10′N 8°0′E / 58.167, 8
www.kristiansand.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File links Coat of arms for the municipality of Kristiansand (kommune), Norway. ... Image File history File links NO_1001_Kristiansand. ... 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). ... County NO-10 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Kristiansand County mayor Thore Westermoen Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 15 7,276 km² 2. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Sørlandet is the geographical region (landsdel) of the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... The Conservative Party (Høyre, H, meaning right) is a Norwegian political party. ... Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Kristiansand
Kristiansand

Kristiansand  (earlier Christianssand) is a city and municipality, and the capital of the county of Vest-Agder, Norway. Image File history File links Kristiansand_(Norway). ... Image File history File links Kristiansand_(Norway). ... Image File history File links Kristiansand. ... 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). ... County NO-10 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Kristiansand County mayor Thore Westermoen Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 15 7,276 km² 2. ...


The city of Kristiansand was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipalities of Oddernes, Randesund and Tveit were merged with Kristiansand January 1, 1965. Formannsskapsdistrikt was the name for a Norwegian local self-government district. ... Oddernes is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. ... Randesund is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. ... Tveit was municipality of Norway from 1837 until 1964, but is now a part of Kristiansand and host to the citys airport Kjevik. ...


Kristiansand was founded by King Christian IV in 1641. It was created as a market town to encourage growth in this area of strategic significance, providing a local economic base for construction of fortifications and population for defense of the area. The centre of Kristiansand is called Kvadraturen due to its square gridline of streets. An image of Christian IV. Christian IV (1577–1648), king of Denmark and Norway, the son of Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway, and Sophia of Mecklenburg, was born at Frederiksborg castle in 1577, and succeeded to the throne on the death of his father (April 4, 1588... Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ...


The zoological garden, Kristiansand Dyrepark (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park) just east of the city, has a wide selection of animals in, for the most part, natural habitats. This includes animals such as wolves, tigers and the lynx. Due to the allocation of areas the combination of zoo and recreational park turns out surprisingly well. The Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park (Kristiansand Dyrepark) is a Zoological garden and amusement park situated 11 km east of Kristiansand, Norway. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lynx (disambiguation). ...


Each year in July, Kristiansand is the site of the Quart Festival, a multi-day music festival - the largest of its kind in Norway.[1] The Quart Festival is a yearly rock/pop/rap festival that takes place in Kristiansand, Norway in the beginning of July. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


Kristiansand is also home to Agder Theatre. Agder Theatre gained status as a regional theatre in January 1995, and is therefore Norways youngest regional theatre. ...


Kristiansand is connected to continental Europe by air and sea. The local airport, Kjevik, is located 12 km (7 miles) east of the city and has routes to European and Norwegian cities. From the town centre, the ferry harbour has routes to Hirtshals (Denmark) and Hanstholm (Denmark). There are also buses and trains that connect Kristiansand to other Norwegian cities. Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik is situated northeast of the city. ... Hirtshals Hirtshals is a municipality in northern Denmark, in the county of North Jutland on the top of peninsula of Jutland (→ Vendsyssel). ... Hanstholm is the name used for a small elevated area in Hanstholm municipality of Viborg County, located in the northern part of Denmark. ...


Kristiansand has major shipbuilding and repair facilities that support Norway's North Sea oil industry. Near Kristiansand there is the static inverter plant of the HVDC Cross-Skagerak. A static inverter station is the terminal equipment for a high voltage direct current transmission line, in which direct current is converted to three-phase alternating current, and, usually, the reverse. ... HVDC or high-voltage, direct current electric power transmission systems contrast with the more common alternating-current systems as a means for the bulk transmission of electrical power. ... Cross-Skagerak is the name of an HVDC transmission facility between Tjele (Denmark) and Kristiansand (Norway). ...

The river Otra runs through Kristiansand.
The river Otra runs through Kristiansand.

Kristiansand and Sørlandet usually have a lot of summer sunshine compared to most of Norway. There may be heavy snowfall in winter with south-southeasterly winds (snow record at Kjevik is 170 cm), but the snow rarely stays long at the coast; see climate. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1128 KB) Summary Otra running through Kristiansand. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1128 KB) Summary Otra running through Kristiansand. ... The Otra river is the largest river in the Sørlandet region of Norway. ...


Note: Even though the names are different, Kristiansand is often noted as Kristiansand S (S for South) to distinguish it from Kristiansund, also in Norway, in such cases noted as Kristiansund N. The practice originated before postal codes were introduced, as mail sometimes was sent to the wrong city. Occasional mix-ups with the Swedish city of Kristianstad have also been known to happen.[2] County Møre og Romsdal District Nordmøre Municipality NO-1503 Administrative centre Kristiansund Mayor (2004) Dagfinn Ripnes (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 426 23 km² 22 km² 0. ... Postcodes are generally clearly visible outside Australia Post offices. ... Kristianstad is a municipality and city in Scania in southernmost Sweden. ...


Education

The University of Agder's largest campus is located in Kristiansand; the university itself has about 8,000 students. Formerly a university college, it was granted status as a university on September 1, 2007. Study programs include business and economics, engineering and technology, the humanities, mathematics, nursing, teacher education, as well as fine arts. Campus Gimlemoen, located in Kristiansand. ... University College can refer to several institutions: in Canada University College, University of Toronto University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, British Columbia, merged with British Columbia Open University and renamed Thompson Rivers University Kings University College (Edmonton), Alberta in England University... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Kristiansand is also home of one of the Norwegian School of Management's (Norwegian: Handelshøyskolen BI) campuses, in addition to The Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication (Norwegian: Mediehøgskolen Gimlekollen), which offers degrees in journalism and communication. The Norwegian School of Management (Norwegian: Handelshøyskolen BI) is Norways largest, private business school, headquartered in Nydalen, Oslo, Norway. ...


In 2006, 27% of those above 16 years in Kristiansand had higher education, compared to the national average of 24.2%.


Famous people from Kristiansand

See also: Category:People from Kristiansand

Bernt Balchen (1899-1973) Bernt Balchen, D.F.C., (23 October 1899 – 17 October 1973), was a Norwegian-American polar (and general) aviation pioneer. ... Norwegian Americans or (Norwegian norskamerikaner) are an ethnic group in the United States. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Tveit was municipality of Norway from 1837 until 1964, but is now a part of Kristiansand and host to the citys airport Kjevik. ... Jens Bjørneboe (born October 9, 1920 in Kristiansand, Norway, died May 9, 1976 in Veierland in Nøtterøy) was a Norwegian writer whose work spanned a number of literary formats. ... Valdemar Emil Knudsen (born August 5, 1819, in Kristiansand, Norway; died January 5, 1898, in Honolulu, Hawaii) was a sugar cane plantation pioneer on west Kauai, Hawaii. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in Kristiansand, Norway, on 19 August 1973), is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. ... Lazare (right) with Solefald bandmate, Cornelius, in 2005 Lars Are Nedland, also known as Lazare, from Kristiansand, Norway, is the vocalist, drummer and keyboardist for the highly acclaimed avant garde metal band Solefald. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Thorkildsen at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Henrik Wergeland Henrik Wergeland (June 17, 1808–July 12, 1845) was a Norwegian poet and prose writer, born in Kristiansand. ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Holger Hott Johansen (born 8th April 1974) is a Norwegian orienteering competitor who has won two individual long distance gold medals in the World Championships in 2004 and 2005. ... The international orienteering symbol. ... Davy Jones, 1967 Davy Jones, an actor and singer, was born David Thomas Jones on December 30, 1945 in Manchester, England. ... Davy Jones Locker is an idiom for the bottom of the sea — the resting place of drowned seamen. ...

References

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  1. ^ Official Quart Festival site (English)
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/765629.stm

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