Fister

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This article is about the village in Hjelmeland, Norway. For other uses, see Fister (disambiguation).
Fister
Village
View of the village church
View of the village church
Fister is located in Rogaland
Fister
Fister
Fister is located in Norway
Fister
Fister
Location in Rogaland county
Coordinates: 59°10′29″N 06°03′17″E / 59.17472°N 6.05472°E / 59.17472; 6.05472Coordinates: 59°10′29″N 06°03′17″E / 59.17472°N 6.05472°E / 59.17472; 6.05472
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Ryfylke
Municipality Hjelmeland
Elevation[1] 47 m (154 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4139 Fister

Fister is a village in Hjelmeland municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located on the mainland, along the Fisterfjorden, a branch off the main Boknafjorden. The village lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the village of Årdal and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the municipal centre of Hjelmelandsvågen.

Fister has the highest average temperature in Norway. It is visited by many tourists each year although there are no big tourist attractions except for the beautiful nature and fishing in the fjords.[2]

Fister Church is located in the village. It was built in 1867 using plans drawn by the architect, Hans Linstow, who designed several churches in Norway, in addition to the Royal Palace, Oslo.

History[edit]

The village of Fister was the administrative centre of the municipality of Fister which existed from 1884 (when the old municipality of Hjelmeland og Fister was split) until 1965 (when Fister was dissolved and merged into the municipalities of Hjelmeland and Finnøy).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fister, Hjelmeland (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Fister". Vårt Land. Oslo, Norway. 2010-09-10. p. 32.