Haugaland

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Haugaland
District
Alvestadkroken, Bokn
Alvestadkroken, Bokn
Country Norway
County Rogaland and Hordaland
Region Vestlandet
Adm. Center Haugesund
Area
 • Total 2,927 km2 (1,130 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 105,802
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)

Haugaland (Haugalandet) is a traditional district situated on the western coast of Norway. Haugaland is one of the 15 traditional districts located within the Region of Vestlandet.[1]

Location[edit]

Geographically Haugaland is a peninsula between Bømlafjord in Hordaland and Boknafjord in Rogaland. It is bordered to the east of the isthmus between Ølensfjord and Sandeidfjord. It is limited by the Hardangerfjord to the north, Boknafjord to the south and the district of Hardanger inland.

Administratively Haugaland spans the portions of the counties of Hordaland and Rogaland. Included in Haugaland are the municipalities of Etne and Sveio in Hordaland and the municipalities of Haugesund, Karmøy, Utsira, Tysvær, Bokn, Sauda, and Vindafjord in Rogaland. Haugaland includes the city of Haugesund together with the towns of Kopervik, Skudeneshavn and Åkrehamn along with the surrounding areas. As of 2006, there were 96,423 inhabitants within Haugaland.

Administration[edit]

Haugaland Council[edit]

Haugaland Council (Haugalandrådet) is the consultative body for the nine municipalities that make up Haugaland. Council members are the mayors and councilors. Haugaland Council contributes to the cooperation between the member municipalities, and safeguard the region's interests in relation to neighboring regions, county and national bodies.[2]

Haugaland museums[edit]

Haugaland museums (Haugalandmuseene) is the regional museum for the area of Rogaland County north of Stavanger. Haugalandmuseene was founded in 2005. Haugalandmuseene has a decentralized structure, with administration located at Karmsund folk museum. Haugalandmuseene has locations in Haugesund, Tysvær, Vindafjord, Bokn and Utsira. The regional museum has the responsibility of organizing joint actions with the museums and the municipalities.[3]

Haugaland and Sunnhordland Police District[edit]

Haugaland and Sunnhordland Police District (Haugaland og Sunnhordland politidistrikt) is headquartered in Haugesund. The police district covers the 13 municipalities of Bokn, Bømlo, Etne, Fitjar, Haugesund, Karmøy, Sauda, Stord, Suldal, Sveio, Tysvær, Utsira and Vindafjord.

Haugaland District Court[edit]

Haugaland District Court (Haugaland tingrett) is the local Court of Justice for the traditional district of Haugaland. The Court House is located in Haugesund at the City Hall Square. Haugaland District Court had jurisdiction over the municipalities Bokn, Etne, Haugesund, Karmøy, Sauda, Suldal, Tysvær, Utsira, and Vindafjord. The Court’s decisions may be appealed to Gulating Court of Appeal based in Bergen, which covers the counties of Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Rogaland.[4][5]

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