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Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. 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). ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... Telemark is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... County NO-10 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Kristiansand County mayor Thore Westermoen Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 15 7,276 km² 2. ...

Rogaland fylke
County NO-11
Region Vestlandet
Administrative centre Stavanger
County mayor Roald G. Bergsaker
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 13
9,378 km²
2.82 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 4
388,848
8.49 %
9.8 %
45/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 4
101,135 million NOK
6.63 %
267,340 NOK

Contents

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Location map for Rogaland, Norway. ... 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). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... Norway is divided into five major regions (landsdeler): Sørlandet Østlandet (Austlandet) Vestlandet Trøndelag Nord-Norge (Nord-Noreg) These divisions are by convention, based on geographical and also dialectical differences. ... Vestlandet is the geographical region of the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. ... County Rogaland Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sævland Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Krone is the name of the currency used in Norway. ...


Geography

Rogaland is a coastal region with fjords, beaches and islands, the most important island being Karmøy. Boknafjorden is the largest bay, with many fjords branching off from it. The inner, fjord-rich part of the county is called Ryfylke; the landscape to the north of Boknafjorden, around the city of Haugesund, is called Haugalandet; and to the south of Boknafjorden, from the cities of Stavanger and Sandnes, the flat, agricultural plain of Jæren stretches down to a bit north of the city of Egersund. The extreme south of the county is made up of the rocky hill landscape called Dalane. County Rogaland Landscape 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. ... The Boknafjord is a Norwegian fjord located in the county of Rogaland, between the cities Stavanger and Haugesund. ... Ryfylke is a sheltered fjord landscape in Norway, located north of Stavanger and east of Haugesund. ... County Rogaland Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... Haugaland is a landscape in the south-western part of Norway, consisting of the municipalities Haugesund, Karmøy, Sveio, Tysvær, Bokn, Vindafjord, Ølen and Etne. ... County Rogaland Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sævland Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1102 Administrative centre Sandnes Mayor (1994) Jostein Rovik(H) Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 273 302. ... Sculpture in stone of Arne Garborg, located at his home in Knudaheio Jæren is a coastal landscape stretching some 65 kilometers in the south-western part of Norway. ... Egersund is a coastal town in the municipality of Eigersund in the county of Rogaland, Norway. ... Dalane is a landscape in the south-western part of Norway, consisting of the municipalities Lund, Sokndal, Eigersund and Bjerkreim. ...


The third largest urban area of Norway is located in Rogaland. Stavanger, along with Sandnes, Randaberg and Sola, is ranked above Trondheim when it comes to population. County Rogaland Landscape 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 Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1127 Administrative centre Randaberg Mayor (2004) Tom Tvedt (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 425 25 km² 24 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape 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 Sør-Trøndelag Landscape Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ...


Cities/towns: Stavanger, Sandnes, Haugesund, Egersund, Sauda, Bryne, Kopervik and Jørpeland County Rogaland Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sævland Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape 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 Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... Egersund is a coastal town in the municipality of Eigersund in the county of Rogaland, Norway. ... County Rogaland Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1135 Administrative centre Sauda Mayor (2003) Laura Seltveit (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 195 546 km² 509 km² 0. ... Bryne is a town, located in, and the administrative centre of, the municipality of Time, Norway. ... Kopervik is the largest city on the island Karmøy in the county of Rogaland in Norway. ... Jørpeland is a town in the municipality of Strand in the county of Rogaland, Norway. ...


Karmøy has large deposits of copper (some of which was used in the construction of the Statue of Liberty). Rogaland is the most important region for oil and gas exploration in Norway, and is one of the country's most important agricultural districts. The Statue of Liberty (dedicated on October 28, 1886), in full Liberty Enlightening the World, is an allegorical statue, given to the United States by the French Third Republic in the late 19th century, standing at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to...


History

In the district are remains from the earliest times, such as the excavations in a cave at Viste in Randaberg (Svarthola). These include the find of a skeleton of a boy from the Stone Age. Various archeological findings stem from the following times, the bronze age and the iron age. Many crosses in Irish style have been found. Rogaland was called Rygjafylke in the Viking Age. Before Harald Fairhair and the Battle of Hafrsfjord, it was a petty kingdom. See also Rugians, a tribe possibly connected with Rogaland. Viste is: Viste Hundred, or Viste härad, a hundred of Westrogothia in Sweden. ... The cave Svarthola (aka. ... Stone Age fishing hook. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 and 1066 AD in Scandinavia and Britain, following the Germanic Iron Age (and the Vendel Age in Sweden). ... Harald I (b. ... The Battle of Hafrsfjord has been a very central event in the history of the unification of Norway. ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ... The Rugians (Latin rugii) were an East Germanic tribe whose ultimate origins have been traced to Rogaland in Norway, whose population probably was the Rugii that Jordanes mentioned as a tribe that still remained in Scandza. ...


Places to visit

Rogaland is home of many natural wonders, like Preikestolen and Kjerag. Prekestolen Prekestolen Preikestolen (nynorsk) or Prekestolen (bokmål/riksmål) (aka Preachers Pulpit or Pulpit Rock) is a massive cliff 604 metres above Lysefjorden in Forsand, Norway. ... Kjerag or Kiragg is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in Forsand municipality, Rogaland. ...


The Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug in Stavanger is reconstructed on the original farm site dating back to 350-500 AD. The Viking Farm is a museum located at Karmøy. The name Viking is a borrowed word from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. ...


A series of festivals and congresses of international fame and profile are arranged, such as The Chamber Music Festival, The Maijazz Festival, The Gladmat(lit. food with a happy smile) Festival, and The ONS event, which has been held in Stavanger every second year since 1974. The ONS is a major international conference and exhibition with focus on oil and gas, and other topics from the petroleum industry. The Concert Hall and Music Complex at Bjergsted and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra provide important inspiration in the Norwegian musical evironment. Another annual event in Stavanger, is The World Tour Beach Volleyball. During this tournament, the downtown is converted into a beach volleyball arena.


In Stavanger there is an archeological museum with many artifacts from early history in Rogaland.


Municipalities

The municipality Bjerkreim in the county of Norway, has 2,467 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Rogaland Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1145 Administrative centre Bokn 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 Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... County Rogaland Landscape 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 Landscape 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 Landscape 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 Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1127 Administrative centre Randaberg Mayor (2004) 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. ... County Rogaland Landscape 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 Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1135 Administrative centre Sauda Mayor (2003) 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 Landscape 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 Rogaland Landscape Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sævland Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Ryfylke Municipality NO-1130 Administrative centre Jørpeland Mayor (2003) 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. ... County Rogaland Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1159 Administrative centre Ølen Mayor (2003) Arne BergsvÃ¥g (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 343 181 km² 178 km² 0. ...

External links

  • Rogaland County Council - Official site
  • County web site (English) Last update: 2001
  • Map


Counties of Norway Coat of arms of Norway
Akershus | Aust-Agder | Buskerud | Finnmark | Hedmark | Hordaland | Møre og Romsdal | Nordland | Nord-Trøndelag | Oppland | Oslo | Østfold | Rogaland | Sogn og Fjordane | Sør-Trøndelag | Telemark | Troms | Vest-Agder | Vestfold

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Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder.
Rogaland is a coastal region with fjords, beaches and islands, the most important island being Karmøy.
Rogaland is the most important region for oil and gas exploration in Norway, and is one of the country's most important agricultural districts.
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