Vest-Agder

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Vest-Agder fylke
Coonty

Coat of arms
Vest-Agder athin Norawa
Kintra Norawa
Coonty Vest-Agder
Region Sørlandet
Coonty ID NO-10
Offeecial leid form Neutral
Demonym Vestegde
Admeenistrative centre Kristiansand
Government
 • Govrenor Ann-Kristin Olsen
  (1998–present)
 • Coonty mayor Thore Westermoen
  Kristelig Folkeparti
  (2003–present)
Area(#15 in Norawa, 2.19% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total 7,276 km2 (2,809 sq mi)
 • Land 6,677 km2 (2,578 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 166,976
 • Density 24/km2 (60/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years) 7.8 %
 • Rank in Norawa 14 (3.50% of country)
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Income (per caipita) 137,000 NOK
GDP (per caipita) 219,928 NOK (2001)
Naitional Rank: 14 (2.27% o kintra)
Website www.vaf.no
Data frae Statistics Norway

Aboot this soond Vest-Agder  (Wast Agder) is a coonty in Norawa, borderin Rogaland tae the wast an Aust-Agder tae the east. In 2002 there wur 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% o the total population in Norawa. Its aurie is 7,281 km2 (2,811 sq mi). The coonty admeenistration is locatit in Kristiansand.

Shipping, commerce an recreation are the main industries here. Compared tae ither coonties o Norawa, Vest-Agder is notit for haein the heichest level o foreign exports. Anither internaitional dimension linkit tae the coonty is the lairge-scale emigration tae North Americae that teuk place frae the 1850s an onwards, which resultit in mony Americans returnin tae the coonty efter Norawa became prosperous. This featur is pairticularly predominant in Kvinesdal an Farsund, which maintains strang cultural links wi the Unitit States.

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