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Hå kommune
Municipality
Brusandstrand.JPG
Coat of arms of Hå kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Hå kommune
Rogaland within
Norway
Hå within Rogaland
Hå within Rogaland
Coordinates: 58°36′23″N 5°43′29″E / 58.60639°N 5.72472°E / 58.60639; 5.72472Coordinates: 58°36′23″N 5°43′29″E / 58.60639°N 5.72472°E / 58.60639; 5.72472
Country Norway
County Rogaland
District Jæren
Administrative centre Varhaug
Government
 • Mayor (2008) Terje Mjåtveit (Nærbølista)
Area
 • Total 259 km2 (100 sq mi)
 • Land 249 km2 (96 sq mi)
Area rank 297 in Norway
Population (2008)
 • Total 15,438
 • Rank 66 in Norway
 • Density 60/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years) 14.4 %
Demonym Håbu[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-1119
Official language form Neutral
Website www.ha.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1971 10,607 —    
1981 12,327 +16.2%
1991 13,022 +5.6%
2001 14,017 +7.6%
2011 16,822 +20.0%
2021? 20,903 +24.3%
2031? 24,512 +17.3%
Source: Statistics Norway.[2]

is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. Hå is the southernmost municipality in the district Jæren.

The parish of Haa was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It was divided into Nærbø and Varhaug in 1894. The municipality of Hå was (re)created after the merger of Nærbø, Varhaug, and Ogna on 1 January 1964. In local politics, the divisions between the three previous municipalities are very visible.

General information[edit]

Name[edit]

The municipality is named after the old farm (Old Norse: Háar). The meaning of the name is unknown.

Coat-of-arms[edit]

The coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 5 July 1991. The arms show a special type of local winch, used to remove stones from the fields. It also symbolizes the hard living on the rocky soils of the municipality.[3]

Settlements[edit]

List of villages in Hå[4]
Name Population Area (km²) Residents per km²
Brusand 392 0.23 1,704
Hæen 301 0.26 1,158
Nærbø 5,881 2.99 1,967
Ogna 376 0.34 1,106
Sirevåg 455 0.68 669
Varhaug 2,619 1.57 1,668
Vigrestad 1,850 1.27 1,457
Sandy beaches at Ogna, in the southern part of the municipality.
Photo by: Gunleiv Hadland

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