Jørpeland

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Overview of Jørpeland

Jørpeland is a city in the municipality of Strand in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Jørpeland is located just southeast of the city of Stavanger on the center region of Rogaland. The city has a population of 6,282 as of 1 January 2012. Jørpeland became a city by the municipal on 1 April 1998. Jørpeland is also known as "Puplit Rock City", due to the fact that Jørpeland is the representant of Preikestolen, which attracts tourists worldwide.

Jørpeland consists of eight boroughs:

  • Leite
  • Barka
  • Tungland
  • Barkved
  • Jøssang
  • Førland
  • Langeland
  • Fjelde
Jørpeland Kirke

Attractions[edit]

Jørpelands Brug is a building from 1883, which is located in Vågen, Jørpeland. Jørpeland also has tourist information, liquor store, a cultural center (Torghuset), a harbor in Vågen with boardwalk, various restaurants and grocery stores. Jørpeland also has a golf course just outside of the city, as well some campsites.

The city has also some good beaches for bathing and sport activities. Most notably are Barkavika and Nordlys. Barkavika has its own two Volleyball courts, while Nordlys has a playground right next to the beach.

Jørpeland has an annual tradition festival, called Strandadagene, arranged first weekend of June.

Mountains known around the Jørpeland area[edit]

Dalen 1 Kraftverk, active from 2010. Jørpeland Kraftverk was the predecessor of Dalen 1 Kraftverk, active from 1920 to its shutdown in 2010.
  • Heiahornet (Elevation: 774 m)
  • Hamrane (Elevation: 401 m)
  • Langaberg (Elevation: 455 m)
  • Gramsfjellet (Elevation: 505 m)
  • Krokarfjellet (Elevation: 466 m)
  • Førlandsåsen (Elevation: 520 m)
  • Tunglandsfjellet (Elevation: 388 m)
  • Barkafjellet (Elevation: 419 m)
  • Øykjafjellet (Elevation: 492 m)

Known people from Jørpeland[edit]

  • Trygve Holst (1907–1945), advertising manager and resistance
  • Jon Gjedebo (1945–), inventor and businessman
  • Helge Steinsvåg (1970-), mayor of Jørpeland
  • Stian Heimlund Skjæveland (1973–), figurative painter and draftsman
  • Espen Fiveland (1974–), journalist
  • Silje Vige (1976–), singer

Coordinates: 59°01′N 6°03′E / 59.017°N 6.050°E / 59.017; 6.050