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Sandnes municipality

Sandnes municipality Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik Sandnes municipality Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik Sandnes municipality Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik Read more: Ulvungane Sandnes municipality Photo: Sandnes menighet Sandnes municipality Photo: Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik, Region Stavanger
Sandnes municipality Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik
Sandnes municipality Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik
Sandnes municipality Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik
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Sandnes municipality Photo: Sandnes menighet
Sandnes municipality Photo: Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik, Region Stavanger

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Sandnes is centrally located in the North-Jaeren region, approximately 15 minutes drive from Stavanger International Airport Sola. Sandnes is Norway's 7th largest town with about 73 000 inhabitants, and the country's 9th largest municipality. With an average annual growth of 1.9 % it positions Sandnes as Norway's fastest growing city. It has one of the longest pedestrian street in Norway, Langgata, which is the main shopping street in the town. Sandnes has originally been known for it's large natural deposits of clay which made it possible to establish an extensive brickworks and pottery industry during the 1800s, while the manufacture of bicycles has helped put the city on the map in more recent times. The city has worked towards positioning themselves as a "bicycle town" and has been commended on their system with free bike rentals available in the city center.

In 2005 Sandnes was awarded a price for being the best municipality for outdoors activities. The city has been very active and innovative in arranging activities; i.e. an organised hikingtrip / concert at sunset to Dalsnuten that became a huge success.
Sandnes also won an award for being the best municipality of trade and business the same year. The basis of this award is measured from profitability, growth, establishment of new businesses and employment rates in proportion with population.
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Sandnes municipality - Photo: Region Stavanger, Inger-Sigrun Slagstad Vik

Sandnes municipality

Sandnes is centrally located in the North-Jaeren region, approximately 15 minutes drive from Stavanger International Airport Sola. Sandnes is Norway's...

Sandnes municipality

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