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Historical and old photos of Sandnes, Rogaland

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Geography: Sandnes is a city and municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is the 7th largest city in Norway and it lies immediately south of the city of Stavanger, the 4th largest city in Norway. Together, the Stavanger/Sandnes area is the 3rd largest urban area in Norway.

Sandnes is part of the district of North-Jæren. The city is divided into 13 boroughs. The administrative centre of the city-municipality is located in the borough of Trones og Sentrum in the city centre. There are several village areas in the rural parts of the municipality including Hommersåk, Høle, Foss-Eikeland, Stokka, and Vatne.

The 304-square-kilometre (117 sq mi) municipality is the 275th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Sandnes is the 8th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 75,497. The municipality's population density is 264.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (686/sq mi) and its population has increased by 24.8% over the last decade.

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Population: 78 256

Sights:

Sandnes. Factory, between 1900 and 1950
Factory, between 1900 and 1950
Sandnes. Factory, between 1900 and 1950
Factory, between 1900 and 1950
Sandnes. Fjord, beach, 1941
Fjord, beach, 1941
Sandnes. Harbor, steamboats, 1941
Harbor, steamboats, 1941
Sandnes. Langgaten - Long street, between 1900 and 1950
Langgaten - Long street, between 1900 and 1950
Sandnes. Panorama of the city, 1941
Panorama of the city, 1941
Sandnes. Panorama of the city street, 1941
Panorama of the city street, 1941
Sandnes. Railway station, between 1900 and 1950
Railway station, between 1900 and 1950

History

The small port village of Sandnes was granted ladested (small seaport city) status in 1860. On 6 April 1861, the small city was separated from the municipality of Høyland to form a separate self-governing municipality of its own. Initially, the municipality had 440 residents. On 1 July 1957, a small part of Høyland municipality (population: 18) was transferred to the city of Sandnes.

During the 1960s, there were many municipal mergers across Norway due to the work of the Schei Committee. On 1 January 1965, the city of Sandnes (population: 3,961) was merged with the municipality of Høyland (population: 20,353) and parts of the municipalities of Høle (population: 926) and Hetland (population: 2,077).

On 1 January 2017, a small 350-decare (86-acre) area on the southwestern edge of the village of Solakrossen was transferred from Sandnes municipality to the neighboring municipality of Sola.

On 1 January 2020, the neighboring municipalities of Sandnes and Forsand are scheduled to merge into one large municipality called Sandnes.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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