Ålgård

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This article is about the village in Gjesdal, Norway. For other uses, see Ålgård (disambiguation).
Ålgård
Aalgaard (historic)
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Ålgård is located in Rogaland
Ålgård
Ålgård
Location in Rogaland county
Coordinates: 58°45′50″N 05°51′09″E / 58.76389°N 5.85250°E / 58.76389; 5.85250Coordinates: 58°45′50″N 05°51′09″E / 58.76389°N 5.85250°E / 58.76389; 5.85250
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Jæren
Municipality Gjesdal
Area[1]
 • Total 4.04 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 8,938
 • Density 2,212/km2 (5,730/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4330 Ålgård

Ålgård (historic: Aalgaard) is the administrative centre of Gjesdal municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located along the European route E39 highway, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the city of Sandnes in the Jæren district of the county. The village includes the neighborhoods of Ålgård, Bærland, Fiskebekk, Opstad and Solås. The large lake Edlandsvatnet lies on the south side of the village, emptying into the river Figgjoelva which runs northwest to Sandnes.[3]

Ålgård is mostly known for the Kongeparken amusement park, an old wool mill, and a local football team (Ålgård F.K.) playing in the Norwegian Second Division. The Old Ålgård Church (built in 1917) and the new Ålgård Church (built in 2015) are both located in the village. There is significant industries in Ålgård, primarily the wood, textile, and clothing industries.[3]

Population[edit]

The 4.04-square-kilometre (1,000-acre) village has a population (2015) of 8,938; which gives the village a population density of 2,212 inhabitants per square kilometre (5,730/sq mi).[1] The village of Figgjo, located in neighboring Sandnes municipality sits directly adjacent to Ålgård, just over the municipal border. Statistics Norway considers Ålgård/Figgjo to be one large urban area straddling two municipalities. Together, Ålgård/Figgjo has 10,956 residents.[1]

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Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2015). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Ålgård, Gjesdal (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Ålgård/Figgjo" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-03-02.