Forus

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Forus is an industrial district in the city of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the borough of Hinna, along the Gandsfjorden and it stretches south and west to the municipalities of Sandnes and Sola. The name Forus originates from an old farm located in this area, part of which is currently used for harness racing.[1]

The drainage of the former 4-square-kilometre (1.5 sq mi) lake Stokkavatnet and the surrounding marsh area, from 1906 and onwards, added 4.5 square kilometres (1.7 sq mi) of new land for the nearby farms. In 1940, at the start of World War II, the German occupants initiated construction of Stavanger Airport on this site. The area was later developed mainly for industrial purposes.[2] The Statoil headquarters are located at Forus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forus". Stavanger byleksikon (in Norwegian). Stavanger: Wigestrand. 2008. p. 175. ISBN 978-82-8140-017-7. 
  2. ^ "Stokkavatn (Forus)". Stavanger byleksikon (in Norwegian). Stavanger: Wigestrand. 2008. p. 512. ISBN 978-82-8140-017-7. 

Coordinates: 58°53′N 5°44′E / 58.883°N 5.733°E / 58.883; 5.733