Rogaland

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Rogaland fylke
Coonty

Coat of arms
Rogaland athin Norawa
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Rogaland
Region Vestlandet
Coonty ID NO-11
Offeecial leid form Neutral
Demonym Rogalending
Admeenistrative centre Stavanger
Government
 • Govrenor Harald Thune (actin)
  (2008–present)
 • Coonty mayor Tom Tvedt
  Arbeiderpartiet
  (2007–present)
Area(#13 in Norawa, 2.82% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total 9,378 km2 (3,621 sq mi)
 • Land 8,590 km2 (3,320 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 468,800
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years) 9.8 %
 • Rank in Norawa 4 (8.49% of country)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Income (per caipita) 155,000 NOK
GDP (per caipita) 267,340 NOK (2008)
Naitional Rank: 4 (6.63% o kintra)
Website www.rogfk.no
Data frae Statistics Norway
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1951 211,512
1961 239,052 +13.0%
1971 268,684 +12.4%
1981 305,490 +13.7%
1991 337,906 +10.6%
2001 375,225 +11.0%
2011 436,087 +16.2%
2021? 525,729 +20.6%
2031? 594,278 +13.0%
Source: Statistics Norway.[1]
Religion in Rogaland[2][3]
religion percent
Christianity
  
85.47%
Islam
  
1.53%
Buddhism
  
0.24%
Other/atheism
  
12.76%

Aboot this soond Rogaland  is a coonty in Wastren Norawa, borderin Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder an Vest-Agder. It is the center o the Norse petroleum industry, an as a result o this, Rogaland haes the lawest unemployment rate o ony coonty in Norawa, 1.1%.[4] Rogaland haes a fertility rate o 2.18 childer per wumman, which is the heichest in the kintra, an ane o the heichest in Europe.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rogaland is the Norse name o the region – revivit in modren times. Till 1919 the name o the coonty wis Stavanger amt. It haes been argued that the first element is the plural genitive case o rygir, the name o an auld Germanic tribe (see Rugians). The last element is land n 'land, region'. In Norse times the region wis alternatively cried Rygjafylki (see Ryfylke).

See an aw Hordaland.

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coat-o-airms is from modren times (1974). It shows the auld stane cross in Sola, erected in memory o Erling Skjalgsson efter his daith in 1028.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rogaland is mainly a coastal region wi fjords, beaches, an islands, the principal island being Karmøy. Boknafjorden is the lairgest bay, wi mony fjords branchin aff frae it.

The third lairgest urban aurie o Norawa is locatit in Rogaland. Stavanger, alang wi Sandnes, Randaberg and Sola, is ranked abuin Trondheim.

Cities/towns: Stavanger, Sandnes, Haugesund, Egersund, Sauda, Bryne, Kopervik, Åkrehamn and Skudeneshavn.

Karmøy haes lairge deposits o copper (some o which wis uised in the construction o the Statue o Liberty). Rogaland is the maist important region for ile an gas exploration in Norawa, an is ane o the kintra's maist important agricultural destricts.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the destrict are remains frae the earliest times, such as the excavations in a cave at Viste in Randaberg (Svarthola). These include the fynd o a skeleton o a boy frae the Stane Age. Various aircheological fyndins stem frae the follaein times, the Bronze Age an the Iron Age. Mony crosses in Erse style hae been foond. Rogaland wis cried Rygjafylke in the Viking Age. Afore Harald Fairhair an the Battle o Hafrsfjord, it wis a petty kinrick. The Rugians wur a tribe possibly connectit wi Rogaland.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coonty is conventionally dividit intae traditional destricts. These are Haugalandet north o Boknafjorden, Ryfylke in the muntainous east, an Jæren tae the soothwast an Dalane in the far sooth.

Location o Rogaland Municipalities

Rogaland haes a total o 26 municipalities:

  1. Bjerkreim
  2. Bokn
  3. Eigersund
  4. Finnøy
  5. Forsand
  6. Gjesdal
  7. Haugesund
  8. Hjelmeland
  9. Karmøy
  10. Klepp
  11. Kvitsøy
  12. Lund
  1. Randaberg
  2. Rennesøy
  3. Sandnes
  4. Sauda
  5. Sokndal
  6. Sola
  7. Stavanger
  8. Strand
  9. Suldal
  10. Time
  11. Tysvær
  12. Utsira
  13. Vindafjord

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Orrestranda in the Jæren destrict.

A series o festivals an congresses o internaitional fame an profile are arrangit, such as The Chamber Music Festival, The Maijazz Festival, The Gladmat (lit. fuid wi a happy smile) Festival, an The ONS event, which haes been held in Stavanger ivery seicont year syne 1974. The ONS is a major internaitional conference an exhibition wi focus on ile an gas, an ither topics frae the petroleum industry. The Concert Hall an Music Complex at Bjergsted an the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra provide important inspiration in the Norse muisical environment. Anither annual event in Stavanger is The World Tour Beach Volleyball. Durin this tournament, the dountoun is convertit intae a beach volleybaw arena.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rogaland is hame tae mony natural wanders, like Prekestolen, Kjerag an Gloppedalsura. In Stavanger, there is an aircheological museum wi mony airtifacts frae early history in Rogaland. An Iron Age ferm at Ullandhaug in Stavanger is reconstructit on the oreeginal ferm steid datin back tae 350-500 AD. The Viking Farm is a museum locatit at Karmøy.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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