Strand, Norway

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Strand kommune
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County Rogaland
Landscape Ryfylke
Municipality NO-1130
Administrative centre Jørpeland
Mayor (2003) Odd William Bøe (Ap)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 321
218 km²
195 km²
0.07 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 98
10,328
0.23 %
7.3 %
53/km²
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
www.strand.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1130)

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

To the north, Fiskå is the main centre laying on the sea side in a agricultural area. Producing fruit, vegetables and diary products. To the south, Tau is the communication hub with ferry connections to Stavanger and bus services to Hjelmeland and deeper into Ryfylke. About 10 km south, Jørpeland is the larges settlement with about 5000 souls. Following the road soutwards one passes Botne before entering into Forsand. To the east Bjørhemsbygd is a thriving agricultural site.

Social

Strand experienced a strong influx of newcomers from Stavanger and Jæren starting in the late seventies. The original social fabric was divided into factory workers at the iron mill, farmers and the strong lutheran tradition. The divides were in many ways exclusive and only limited movement between the social groups were seen. The later years these divides has become significantly weaker.

Industry

Scana Steel Jørpeland is the largest company. Main activities are special steel alloys and casting for the shipping and oil/gas industry. Propellars of RMS Queen Elizabeth were made here. About 400 workers.

Comrod Tau, manufacturer of radio communication aireals. Deliveries to fisheries, shipping, oil and gas and also defence. About 65 workers.


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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