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Stavanger is a city and municipality in the county of Rogaland, Norway.
Stavanger was established as a municipality January 1, 1838.
The rural municipalities of Hetland and Madla merged with Stavanger January 1, 1965.
Stavanger is the 4th largest city in Norway, with a population of 119,586 (2008)
and approximately 181,300 people in the conurbation, making the
Stavanger-Sandnes city area the third largest in Norway.
The city has been called the Petroleum Capital of Norway.
The city is located on a peninsula on the southwest coast of Norway.
The city is a combination of new and old influences.
There is a significant foreign influence with the nearby Joint Warfare Center,
a base where rotating NATO forces (but not permanently stationed foreign forces)
are stationed, as well as foreign oil interests.
Norway's oldest cathedral, Stavanger domkirke, is situated right in the city centre.
Stavanger has several beautiful lakes, which are popular recreation areas.
Breiavatnet is located in the heart of Stavanger, while Mosvatnet and
Stokkavatnet are situated right outside.
Stavanger Airport is located 14 km from the city centre, in the municipality of Sola.
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