Stavanger is the third-largest urban zone and metropolitan area in Norway with 213 313 residents. The urban zone also include Sandnes, Sola and Randaberg. The city is located on Stavanger Peninsula in Southwest Norway, and the town was founded in 1125.
The city's rapid population growth was primarily a result of Norway's success in offshore oil industry. Today the oil industry is a key industry in the Stavanger region and the city is widely referred to as the Oil Capital of Norway. Multiple educational institutions for higher education are located in Stavanger, and the largest of these is the University of Stavanger. The Cathedral in Stavanger is Norway's oldest Christian church.
The climate in Stavanger is maritime mild and rather windy, with all monthly temperature averages above freezing point. Summers are pleasant and areas around Stavanger have the longest growing season in Norway. Average temperature in january is 4°C (40 °F), and in july the average temperature is 15°C (60 °F). The average precipitation per year is 1,180 mm, and annually sunshine hours is about 1,538.
Weather forecast Stavanger
Accommodation in Stavanger
Stavanger has about 60 Hotels / Bed & Breakfasts, you can find a list here.
Tourist Office, Strandkaien 61, Telephone +47 51 85 92 00 - Travel guide webpage.
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