Sandnes

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Sandnes kommune
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County Rogaland
Landscape Jæren
Municipality NO-1102
Administrative centre Sandnes
Mayor (2003) Jostein W. Roviik (H)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 273
305 km²
286 km²
0.09 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 10
56,668
1.24 %
18.3 %
198/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.sandnes.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1102)

Sandnes is a city in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Originally the municipality Sandnes was identical to the town bearing the same name, but in 1965 Sandnes was merged with former Høyland, Hetland and Høle municipalities.

The town of Sandnes is located 15 km south of Stavanger, and the two towns have expanded so as to almost form a twin city. The municipality of Sola is located to the west, Klepp and Time to the south, and Gjesdal and Forsand to the east. The fjord Gandsfjorden is situated north-south and ends in the centre of Sandnes.

Sandnes hosts a large array of retail shops within most diciplines and is used by the neighburing municipalities appreciating the service and wide range of selections. Sandnes is known as Norway's bicycle city, and offers a variety of routes for everyday riders and tourists.

The town also holds a vibrant industry mainly in the Ganddal area in the south and the Lura and Forus area in the north towards the Stavanger boundary. It is a significant activity towards the oil exploration in the North sea and also a large cluster of IT related companies.

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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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