Madla

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This article is about the borough in the city of Stavanger, Norway. For the former municipality in Norway, see Madla (municipality).
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
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Jæren
City Stavanger
Area
 • Total 13.87 km2 (5.36 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 21,234
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4045 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 Party Arbeiderpartiet 2
  Progress Party Fremskrittspartiet 1
  Conservative Party Høyre 2
  Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 1
  Pensioners' Party Pensjonistpartiet 1
  Centre Party Senterpartiet 1
  Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti 1
  Liberal Party Venstre 1
  Local Lists Lokale lister 1
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.