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Gjesdal municipality Photo: Gjesdal Kommune Gjesdal municipality Photo: Geir Einarsen
Gjesdal municipality Photo: Gjesdal Kommune
Gjesdal municipality Photo: Geir Einarsen

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The ram is part of Gjesdal's coat of arms, and anyone travelling in the municipality by foot or by car will enjoy both a cultural landscape and cultural artefacts associated with sheep. In a historical perspective, the sheep has also been important for the economic activity. As late as in 1960, the textile industry accounted for 54% of all jobs in Gjesdal. Today we can partake in this element of Gjesdal's history through the woollen mills' factory outlets.
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Gjesdal municipality - Photo: Gjesdal Kommune

Gjesdal municipality

The ram is part of Gjesdal's coat of arms, and anyone travelling in the municipality by foot or by car will enjoy both a cultural landscape and...

Gjesdal municipality

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The Stavanger region consists of the municipalities of Randaberg, Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola, Gjesdal, Klepp, Time and Hå.

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