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Encyclopedia > Stavanger
Stavanger kommune
Locator map showing Stavanger within Rogaland
County Rogaland
District Jæren
Municipality NO-1103
Administrative centre Stavanger
Mayor (1995-) Leif Johan Sevland (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 406
71 km²
68 km²
0.02 %
Population
 - Total (2007)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 4
117,315[1]
2.46 %
9.5 %
1,650/km²
Coordinates 58°57′N 5°43′E / 58.95, 5.717Coordinates: 58°57′N 5°43′E / 58.95, 5.717
www.stavanger.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links NO_1103_Stavanger. ... 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. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... 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. ... 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. ... Bokmål (lit. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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 by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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. ...

Stavanger  is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Image File history File links Stavanger. ... Image File history File links Stavanger. ... 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. ...


The city of Stavanger was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipalities of Hetland and Madla were merged with Stavanger January 1, 1965. Formannsskapsdistrikt was the name for a Norwegian local self-government district. ... Hetland is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. ... Madla is a borough of Stavanger city and former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. ...

Vågen (the harbour) in the city centre, present day
Vågen (the harbour) in the city centre, present day

The city is located on a peninsula on the southwest coast of Norway. The climate is maritime mild temperate (marine west coast - cfb) and rather windy, with all monthly temperature averages above freezing, and precipitation 1200 mm/year. Summers are pleasant and lowland areas in and around Stavanger have the longest growing season in Norway (220 days). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... An oceanic climate (also called marine west coast climate and maritime climate) is the climate typically found along the west coasts at the middle latitudes of all the worlds continents, and in southeastern Australia; similar climates are also found at high elevations within the tropics. ... For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... It has been suggested that The Cool Western Temperate Maritime Climate be merged into this article or section. ... In agriculture, the growing season is the period of each year when crops can be grown. ...


Stavanger is the 4th largest city in Norway, with a population of 117,315[1] (2007) and approximately 181,300 people in the conurbation, making the Stavanger-Sandnes city area the third largest in Norway. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


The city is a combination of new and old. There is a significant foreign influence with a nearby NATO base called JWC, as well as foreign oil interests. Norway's oldest cathedral, Stavanger domkirke, is situated right in the city centre. Stavanger has several beautiful lakes, which are popular recreation areas. Breiavatnet is located in the heart of Stavanger, while Mosvatnet and Stokkavatnet are situated right outside. This article is about the military alliance. ... The Joint Warfare Centre Crest The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) is a NATO establishment headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. ... Stavanger Cathedral The Stavanger Cathedral (Stavanger domkirke) is Norways oldest cathedral. ...


Stavanger Airport is located 14 km from the city centre, in the municipality of Sola. Stavanger Airport is located in the municipality of Sola, Norway, near Stavanger. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10 and 100 km (104 to 105 m). ... 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. ...

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History

Vågen (the harbour) in the city center, about 1890 - 1900

Stavanger was founded in the year 1125, mainly because the Stavanger bishopric was established in the 1120s. But even before that time Stavanger fulfilled an important urban role. A number of historians have argued convincingly that Nord-Jæren was an economic and military centre as far back as the 800-900s with the consolidation of the nation at Hafrsfjord. Stavanger grew into a centre of civic administration and an important south-west coast market town around 1100-1200. With the reformation in 1536, Stavanger's role as a religious centre declined, and the establishment of Kristiansand in the early 17th century led to the relocation of the bishopric. However, rich herring fisheries in the 19th century gave the city new life. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1594x1213, 322 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Stavanger ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1594x1213, 322 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Stavanger ... Events May 23 - Lothair of Saxony becomes Holy Roman Emperor on the death of Henry V. War ends between Toulouse and Provence. ... 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. ... Sverd i fjell: a monument in memory of the naval battle that took place in Hafrsfjord in 872 when King Harald Fairhair unified Norway into one kingdom Hafrsfjord is a fjord located in the municipalities of Stavanger and Sola in Norway, stretching 9 kilometers. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Year 1536 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... 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. ...

Domkirke in Stavanger, Norway (photo by Marianne F. Pettersen)
Domkirke in Stavanger, Norway (photo by Marianne F. Pettersen)

The city's history is a continuous alternation between upswings and recessions. [2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 115 KB)Photo of the Domkirke in Stavanger, Norway. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 115 KB)Photo of the Domkirke in Stavanger, Norway. ...


The city and its surroundings is deeply rooted in religion and Christian life, and for long periods of time its most important industries have been shipping, shipbuilding, the canning industry and associated subcontractors. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... Canning is a method of preserving food by first heating it to a temperature that destroys contaminating micro-organisms, and then sealing it in air-tight jars or cans. ...


In 1969, a new upswing started as oil was first discovered in the North Sea. [3] After much discussion Stavanger was chosen to be the on-shore center for the oil industry on the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, and a period of hectic growth followed. [4]


Origin of the name

The Norse form of the name was Stafangr, and originally this was the name of an inlet (now called Vågen). The first element of the name is stafr m 'staff, stick'. This could refer to the form of the inlet, but also to the form of the mountain Valberget (Staven 'the staff' is a common name of high and steep mountains in Norway). The last element is angr m 'inlet, fjord'. The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the East Germanic languages. ...


Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is based upon a seal from 1591, which again has roots back to The Middle Ages. It shows a branch of vine (Vitis vinifera). (The meaning of this, and what it represents, is today unknown.) This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name Vitis vinifera L. For thousands of years, the fruit and plant of Vitis vinifera, the European grapevine, have been harvested for both medicinal and nutritional value; its history is intimately entwined with the history of wine. ...


Boroughs

The boroughs of Stavanger
The boroughs of Stavanger

Stavanger is divided into 7 boroughs. [citation needed] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 540 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (638 × 708 pixel, file size: 78 KB, MIME type: image/png) Kart over bydeler i Stavanger kommune. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 540 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (638 × 708 pixel, file size: 78 KB, MIME type: image/png) Kart over bydeler i Stavanger kommune. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Hundvåg
  • Tasta
  • Eiganes og Våland
  • Madla
  • Storhaug
  • Hillevåg
  • Hinna

Stavanger is also partitioned into 22 parts and 218 smaller parts. Hundvåg is an island, part of the Øyane suburb in Stavanger, Norway. ... Madla is a borough of Stavanger city and former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. ...


The Department of Adolescence and Quality of Life, in the municipality (Oppvekst og levekår i Stavanger kommune) has been split into 4 parts. These are independent of the borders of the boruoghs. They are Eiganes and Tasta, Hinna and Hillevåg, Storhaug, Hundvåg and Madla. The Department of Labour and Wealth (Arbeids og velferdsetaten - NAV) which was opened July 3. 2006, also uses this partitioning.


Economy

Starting in the 1880s, industry grew in Stavanger, primarily based on treatment and exports of fish and fish-products. The industry was however one-sided which left it vulnerable to changes in demand and was therefore particularily hard hit by the economical depressions between World-War I and World-War II.


After World-War II the canning-industry hit difficulties. Increased competition from abroad and old machinery led to decrease which was only partially compensated by an increase in shipping and boat-building.

Breiavatnet, a small lake located in the city center. Photo by Tom S. Harestad.
Breiavatnet, a small lake located in the city center. Photo by Tom S. Harestad.

In the 1960ies exploratory oil-drilling in the North Sea changed the situation for Stavanger. It is located close to the oil-fields, and Stavanger with its good harbour and plane-connections was well-positioned to take advantage of the increased activity. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...


After petroleum-exploration and production became the most important business sector in the Stavanger area during the mid 1970s, business and cultural climate has changed considerably.


The largest oil company in Stavanger is mainly state-owned oil company Statoil who have their headquarters located in the suburban area of Forus, located between neighboring Sandnes and Stavanger. A Statoil petrol station sign in Estonia Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) is a Norwegian petroleum company established in 1972. ... For other uses, see Sandnes (disambiguation). ...


The city of Stavanger is now running out of land for future development for housing and industry. To rectify this, the administration has approached the neighboring municipalities, in particular Sandnes. Thus, it seems evident that the growth in the area will take place outside the boundaries of Stavanger.[citation needed] For other uses, see Sandnes (disambiguation). ...


The NATO Joint Warfare Centre is also located at Jåttå. The Joint Warfare Centre Crest The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) is a NATO establishment headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. ...


Education

Stavanger has one university, the University of Stavanger with about 8,000 students. The university was formerly a university college. It was granted status as University on January 1, 2005. [5] The University of Stavanger (UiS) is located in Stavanger, Norway and has about 9,000 students and 910 administration, faculty and service staff. ... 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... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The population of Stavanger is well-educated, 31.3% of those above 16 years has higher education, compared to the national average of 24.2% (2006 figures) [6]


Culture

European Capital of Culture 2008

Stavanger and its region has been selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2008. (Along with Liverpool, United Kingdom). The Stavanger2008 vision is expressed through the concept "Open Port". This can be understood both in its English sense - "an open harbour", - and in its Norwegian meaning of "an open gate". Open Port – Openness towards the world. The region and its people is supposed to be even more open and inclusive towards art, ideas and opportunities[7]. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...


Sport and Recreation

The largest local football club Viking F.K., plays in the Norwegian Premier League (2007). The club plays its home matches at the football stadium, Viking Stadion, which was opened in 2004. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Viking F.K. is a Norwegian football club from the city of Stavanger. ... Teams in the premier division (Tippeligaen) (2005) F.K. Bodø/Glimt S.K. Brann Hamarkameratene (Ham-Kam) Fredrikstad F.K. Lillestrøm S.K. F.C. Lyn Oslo Molde F.K. Odd Grenland B.K. Rosenborg B.K. I.K. Start Tromsø I.L. Viking F.K. Vålerenga I... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Viking Stadion is a football stadium built at JÃ¥ttÃ¥vÃ¥gen in Stavanger, Norway. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Every May, Stavanger is host to MaiJazz, the Stavanger International Jazz Festival. Stavanger was the host port of the Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race in 1997 and 2004. MaiJazz is the Stavanger International Jazz Festival, Stavangers oldest festival, taking place every May. ... The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race is a long-distance race for sailing ships. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Tourism

There are a variety of sights and activities for tourists.


Outdoor activities

Lysefjorden is popular for hiking. Not too far from Stavanger, alpine centers are ready for skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter season. The Lysefjord from Kjerag The Lysefjord from Lysebotn Lysefjord (or Lysefjorden, the suffix -en is a form of the definite article in the Norwegian language) is a fjord located in Ryfylke in south-western Norway. ...


Prekestolen (aka the Pulpit Rock) is a massive rock overhanging the fjord known for its hiking. Kjeragbolten is a rock wedged in the cliff 604 meters above the fjord. The free fall makes Kjerag a very popular location for BASE jumping. [8] 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. ... Kjeragbolten is a boulder wedged in a mountain crevice in the Kjerag mountains in Norway. ... The Lysefjord from Kjerag Kjerag or Kiragg is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in Forsand municipality, Rogaland. ... BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. ...


Along the coast south of Stavanger there are a number of large, sandy beaches, among which the one at Sola is within closest reach from the city. [citation needed]


City Centre

City center; the harbour and Breiavatnet.
City center; the harbour and Breiavatnet.

For the more urban minded, Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger) is located right next to the city centre. This collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth century wooden structures is one of the finest [weasel words] in Northern Europe. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 528 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 528 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger) is an area of the city of Stavanger in the county of Rogaland, Norway, and is believed to be Europe’s largest collection of wooden buildings[]. The area includes the Norwegian Canning museum which displays a typical factory from the 1920s. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Stavanger domkirke (St. Svithun's cathedral) was built between 1100 and 1125 by the English bishop Reinald in Anglo-Norman style, and in the late 13th century a new choir was added in Gothic style, with a vaulted roof. Among the old stone churches in Norway, the cathedral in Stavanger is among the best preserved. [neutrality disputed] Stavanger Cathedral The Stavanger Cathedral (Stavanger domkirke) is Norways oldest cathedral. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ...


The city centre itself is small and intimate, with narrow streets and open spaces protected from car traffic. The open-air vegetable market is one of the very few in Norway where you can buy produce directly from local farmers every working day through the year. [citation needed]

Gamle Stavanger today
Gamle Stavanger today

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Museums

The Stavanger Museum is also located in Old Stavanger, commemorating the city's past glory as the herring capital of Norway. [9] 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 museum of Archaelogy is one of five archaeological museums in Norway. According to the Museum itself it, follows a profile of environmental archaeology and interdisciplinary study, with a scientific staff that includes representatives from archaeology, the natural sciences and modern cultural history. [10] Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...


The Norwegian Petroleum Museum is located at the harbour. The museum reflects the fact that Stavanger has been Norway's oil capital since oil drilling activities started in the North Sea in 1966. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum was opened on 20 May 1999 and its unusual architecture has made it a landmark in the Port of Stavanger. ...


Sister cities

Stavanger has several sister cities (twin towns), they are:

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References

  1. ^ a b Statistics Norway. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  2. ^ http://www.stavanger.kommune.no/publikum/divsvg.nsf/svgbyhistorie/$first?opendocument&referer=Byhistorie&sub=1
  3. ^ http://www.stavanger.kommune.no/publikum/Divsvg.nsf/SVGbyhistorie/3952B80210417C4EC12568E30035DD1D?OpenDocument&referer=byhistorie&sub=3
  4. ^ http://www.stavanger.kommune.no/publikum/Divsvg.nsf/SVGbyhistorie/3952B80210417C4EC12568E30035DD1D?OpenDocument&referer=byhistorie&sub=3
  5. ^ http://www.uis.no/about_us/
  6. ^ http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/hoyre_side.cgi?region=1103
  7. ^ http://www.stavanger2008.no/?event=changeLanguage&locale=en_EN
  8. ^ http://www.basekjerag.com/rogaland/stavanger/svg_base.nsf/id/2CC0E47A17AB6173C1256E150002B1F9?OpenDocument
  9. ^ http://www.stavanger.museum.no/default.aspx?ChannelID=1114
  10. ^ http://www.ark.museum.no/eng_index.htm

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County District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2006) Petter Steen Jr (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 403 73 km² 68 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. ... For other uses, see Sandnes (disambiguation). ... 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 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. ... County District Jæren Municipality NO-1121 Administrative centre Bryne Mayor (2004) Arnfinn Vigrestad (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 341 183 km² 171 km² 0. ... 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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Stavanger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1571 words)
Stavanger is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway, located on a peninsula on the southwest coast of Norway.
With the reformation in 1536, Stavanger's role as a religious centre declined, and the establishment of Kristiansand in the early 17th century led to the relocation of the bishopric.
Stavanger domkirke (St. Svithun's cathedral) was built between 1100 and 1125 by the English bishop Reinald in Anglo-Norman style, and in the late 13th century a new choir was added in Gothic style, with a vaulted roof.
Stavanger travel guide - Wikitravel (1226 words)
Stavanger is the fourth largest city of Norway.
Boats leave from the Vaagen (the harbour in the centre of town.) The hike is moderate and the trail is well used especially during the summer.
Stavanger has a varied and exciting nightlife, by many seen as one of the best in Norway.
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