Madla

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Bydel Madla
Borough
Coat of arms of Bydel Madla
Coat of arms
Location within Stavanger municipality
Location within Stavanger municipality
Coordinates: 58°57′N 05°39′E / 58.950°N 5.650°E / 58.950; 5.650Coordinates: 58°57′N 05°39′E / 58.950°N 5.650°E / 58.950; 5.650
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyRogaland
DistrictJæren
CityStavanger
Area
 • Total13.87 km2 (5.36 sq mi)
Elevation[1]12 m (39 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total21,234
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code4045 Hafrsfjord

Madla is a borough of the city of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It lies in the western part of the city, along the coast of the Hafrsfjorden. The 13.87-square-kilometre (3,430-acre) borough has a population (2016) of 21,234. This gives the borough a population density of 1,531 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,970/sq mi).[2] The borough was added to the city of Stavanger in 1965 when the old municipality of Madla was merged into the city.[3]

There are three churches in the borough: Revheim Church, Madlamark Church, and Sunde Church.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Although the borders of "neighbourhoods" (delområder) do not correspond exactly to the borough borders, Madla roughly consists of the following neighbourhoods: Madlamark, Hafrsfjord, Kvernevik, and Sunde.

Politics[edit]

Madla borough is led by a borough council (bydelsutvalg). The council consists of 11 members, with the following party allegiances:[4]

Madla bydelsutvalg 2015–2019
Party Name Name in Norwegian Number of
representatives
 Labour PartyArbeiderpartiet2
 Progress PartyFremskrittspartiet1
 Conservative PartyHøyre2
 Christian Democratic PartyKristelig Folkeparti1
 Pensioners' PartyPensjonistpartiet1
 Centre PartySenterpartiet1
 Socialist Left PartySosialistisk Venstreparti1
 Liberal PartyVenstre1
 Local ListsLokale lister1
Total number of members:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madla, Stavanger (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  2. ^ a b "Stavanger statistiker - bydeler" (in Norwegian). Stavanger kommune. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  4. ^ "Madla bydelsutvalg" (in Norwegian). Stavanger kommune. Retrieved 2016-04-25.