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Stavanger
Tap: Breiavatnet, middle left tap: View o Vagen, middle richt up: Rica Hotel, middle left bottom: Gamle aurie, bottom: Monument tae the Battle o Hafrsfjord, middle richt bottom: Stavanger aerial photo bottom: Lille Stokkavann

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Nickname(s): The Ile Capital
Stavanger is located in Norway
Stavanger
Stavanger
Coordinates: 58°57′48″N 5°43′8″E / 58.96333°N 5.71889°E / 58.96333; 5.71889Coordinates: 58°57′48″N 5°43′8″E / 58.96333°N 5.71889°E / 58.96333; 5.71889
Kintra Norawa
Municipality Stavanger
Coonty Rogaland
Destrict Jæren
Established 1125
Government
 • Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø
Area
 • City 71 km2 (27 sq mi)
 • Urban 77.98 km2 (30.11 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,598 km2 (1,003 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 130,426
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 237,369
 • Urban density 3,000/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
 • Metro 319,822
 • Metro density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Municipality/ Urban rank 4t/3rd
 • Metro rank 3rd
Demonym Siddis
Ethnic groups
 • Norse 88.7%
 • Poles 6.7%
 • Breetish 4.6%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website stavanger.kommune.no

Stavanger (Norse pronunciation: [stɑˈʋɑŋjær]  ( listen)) is a ceety an municipality in the coonty o Rogaland, Norawa.

Stavanger municipality haes a population o 121,610[1], but there are 189,828[2] fowk livin in the Stavanger conurbation, makin Stavanger the de facto third lairgest ceety in Norawa. Stavanger is an aa the centre o the Stavanger metropolitan aurie which haes a population o 297,569, an the admeenistrative centre o Rogaland coonty. The ceety is commonly referred tae as the Petroleum Caipital o Norawa.[3]

The ceety, despite its age, anerlie grew tae become amang the maist influential an important Norse ceeties in the seicont hauf o the 20t century, efter oil wis discovered in the North Sea. Today there are significant foreign influences as a result o several major internaitional oil companies' presence in the ceety. Several ither foreign influences can be foond, an among the mair prominent is the NATO Joint Warfare Centre.

Norawa's auldest cathedral, Stavanger domkirke, is situatit in the ceety centre, richt next tae lake Breiavatnet. The twa maist popular recreational auries in Stavanger are situatit aroond lakes, namely Mosvatnet an Stokkavatnet.

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  1. "Statistics Norway: Figures on Stavanger Municipality". Statistics Norway. Ssb.no. 09-01-01. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. "Statistics Norway: Conurbations ranked after area and population". Statistics Norway (in Norwegian). Ssb.no. 09-01-01. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  3. Stavanger - The Norwegian Petroleum Capital