Utsira

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Utsira kommune
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County Rogaland
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Municipality NO-1151
Administrative centre Utsira
Mayor (2005) Geir Helge Rasmussen (Bygdalista for Utsira)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 433
6 km²
6 km²
0.00 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 433
215
0.00 %
-0.9 %
34/km²
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www.utsira.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1151)

Utsira is a municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Utsira is an island located in the North Sea, 18 km west of Haugesund. Utsira is also the smallest municipality of Norway.

The Utsira church is from 1785. There is also a finding from the Stone Age on the island.

In 2004, Norsk Hydro installed a combined wind power and hydrogen power utility on Utsira. It is a full scale pilot project for energy self-sufficiency for a remote community. In periods when there is surplus wind energy, the excess power will be used for generating hydrogen by electrolysis. The hydrogen is stored, and is available for power generation in periods where there is little wind.

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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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