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Stavanger

(stäväng`ər), city (1995 est. pop. 103,496), capital of Rogaland co., SW Norway, a port on the Stavangerfjord (an arm of the Boknfjord). It is an important commercial and industrial center where ships are built and fish processed. The refining of oil from the North Sea is also an important industry. Founded in the 8th cent., Stavanger was a Roman Catholic see from c.1125 to 1682; it became a Lutheran see in 1925. In World War II the city was occupied by the Germans on Apr. 9, 1940. Of interest is the well-preserved stone Cathedral of St. Swithin (12th cent.). The city also has a museum with notable ethnological, ornithological, and archaeological collections. The 12th-century Utstein monastery is nearby.

Stavanger

 

a city and port in northwestern Norway, on the Jaeren Peninsula, on the south bank of the Boknafjorden. Administrative center of the county of Rogaland. Population, 84,400 (1974). Industries in Stavanger include shipbuilding, fish processing, textile and apparel manufacture, synthetic-rubber production, oil refining, and printing. Stavanger is a major center for fishing. In 1972 goods turnover at the port exceeded 3 million tons.

Stavanger’s most important architectural monument is a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral (1130–1300). There is an archaeolog ical museum in the city.

Stavanger

a port in SW Norway: canning and shipbuilding industries. Pop.: 112 405 (2004 est.)
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