Mandal

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Mandal kommune
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County Vest-Agder
Landscape Sørlandet
Municipality NO-1002
Administrative centre Mandal
Mayor (2003) Åse Lill Kimestad (Ap)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 319
222 km²
210 km²
0.07 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 72
13,840
0.30 %
8.1 %
66/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
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Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1002)

Mandal is a city and municipality in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway.

It is the most southernmost town of Norway, and belongs to the geographical region Sørlandet. Mandal is famous for its long-stretching beaches surrounding the town. Sjøsanden (The Sea Sand) is probably the most famous beach, as it stretches for almost a kilometre just outside the town centre. Mandal is a very popular holiday resort, with its mild and refreshing summer climate.

Of other sightseeings, is the church. Mandal kirke is the largest wooden church in Norway, with 1800 seats and a pulpit on the wall over the altar.

The famous sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) was born in Mandal, and has a road named after him in his home town. Vigeland created Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsparken) in Oslo.

The painter Adolph Tiedemand (1814-1876) was also born in Mandal. His most famous painting is the national romantic image of a traditional wedding on the Hardanger fjord, which he made together with Hans Gude.

Because of these and other artists coming from Mandal, the town is sometimes called "The Little Town with the Great Artists".


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Audnedal | Farsund | Flekkefjord | Hægebostad | Kristiansand | Kvinesdal | Lindesnes | Lyngdal | Mandal | Marnardal | Sirdal | Songdalen | Søgne | Vennesla | Åseral

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