Klepp

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Klepp kommune
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County Rogaland
Landscape Jæren
Municipality NO-1120
Administrative centre Kleppe
Mayor (2004) Elfin Lea (H)
Official language form Nynorsk
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 377
114 km²
102 km²
0.04 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 68
14,313
0.31 %
15.6 %
140/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.klepp.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1120)

Klepp is a municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway.

Klepp is located 25 km south of Stavanger. Neighbouring municipalities are to the south, Time to the south and east, Sola and Sandnes to the north.

Klepp, belonging to the landscape of Jæren, is a flat and open agricultural landscape. The highest point, Tinghaug, is at 102 m above sea level. There are long stretches of sand beaches along the North Sea coastline in the west.

The Jærbanen railway runs through Klepp along the Frøylandsvatnet lake. The village of Klepp stasjon, 3 km east of Kleppe, is built around the train station.

History

The earliest traces of population in the municipality has been dated to around 6000 BC. At that time, the land was covered by large oak woods.

The municipality arms shows a large stone cross, dating from around AD 1000, which is standing on a grave hill Krosshaug. Adjacent is Tinghaug, which acted as a site for the local court for many centuries.

External links

  • Pictures from Klepp (http://www6.nrk.no/galleri/bildegalleri.php?dir=rogklepp&banner=rogaland&h=600)


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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