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Rogaland fylke
Coat of airms o Rogaland fylke
Coat airms
Rogaland athin Norawa
Rogaland athin Norawa
Coonty IDNO-11
Offeecial leid formNeutral
Admeenistrative centreStavanger
 • GovrenorHarald Thune (actin)
 • Coonty mayorTom Tvedt
(#13 in Norawa, 2.82% o Norawa's land aurie)
 • Total9378 km2 (3,621 sq mi)
 • Laund8590 km2 (3,320 sq mi)
 • Total563,900
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Chynge (10 years)
9.8 %
 • Rank in Norawa
4 (8.49% of country)
Time zoneUTC+01 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02 (CEST)
Income (per caipita)155,000 NOK
GDP (per caipita)267,340 NOK (2008)
Naitional Rank:4 (6.63% o kintra)
Historical population
Source: Statistics Norway.[1]
Religion in Rogaland[2][3]
religion percent

Aboot this soondRogaland  is a coonty in Wastren Norawa, borderin Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder an Vest-Agder. It is the centre 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 frae 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 bein 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 an Sola, is ranked abuin Trondheim.

Cities/towns: Stavanger, Sandnes, Haugesund, Egersund, Sauda, Bryne, Kopervik, Åkrehamn an 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, sic as the excavations in a cave at Viste in Randaberg (Svarthola). Thir include the fynd o a skelet 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. Thir 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
Location o Rogaland Municipalities

Rogaland haes a tot 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, sic as The Chamber Muisic 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 Muisic Complex at Bjergsted an the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra provide important inspiration in the Norse muisical environment. Anither annual event in Stavanger is The Warld Tour Beach Volleyball. Durin this tournament, the dountoun is convertit intae a beach volleybaw arena.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rogaland is hame tae mony naitural wanders, lik Prekestolen, Kjerag an Gloppedalsura. In Stavanger, thare 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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