Haugesund

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Haugesund kommune
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County Rogaland
Landscape Haugaland
Municipality NO-1106
Administrative centre Haugesund
Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 403
73 km²
68 km²
0.02 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 24
31,361
0.69 %
9.4 %
459/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.haugesund.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1106)

Haugesund is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. It was founded in 1854, but was a centre of power at least as early as the Viking Age. Some historians argue that the first king of Norway, Harald Finehair, came from Avaldsnes just outside Haugesund. The town is situated at a strategically important sound through which ships could pass without heavy sea.

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Events in Haugesund

Jazz festival

Traditionally the people of Haugesund have mostly been fishermen. The second weekend of August each year the herring is celebrated in the jazz-festival sildajazz. (Sild is Norwegian for herring.)

International Film Festival

The Norwegian International Film Festival is held in Haugesund each year, showing films for the cinema representing a wide geographical and cultural section.

Amanda Award

The Amanda Award, Norways most honored film award, has been held in Haugesund since 1985 in concurrence with the film festival.

Pictures from Haugesund in August

If you are going to visit Haugesund once it might be best to do it in August. That is the month with "action". There is always something going on in this month and the town is full of people. Have a look at the pictures and you will understand.

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Smedasundet looking north
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Smedasundet looking south
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Smedasundet looking north
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Smedasundet looking north










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Municipalities of Rogaland Rogaland coat of arms

Bjerkreim | Bokn | Eigersund | Finnøy | Forsand | Gjesdal | Haugesund | Hjelmeland |  | Karmøy | Klepp | Kvitsøy | Lund | Randaberg | Rennesøy | Sandnes | Sauda | Sokndal | Sola | Stavanger | Strand | Suldal | Time | Tysvær | Utsira | Vindafjord | Ølen

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