Randaberg

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Randaberg kommune
View of the Grødem area
View of the Grødem area
Official logo of Randaberg kommune
Rogaland within
Norway
Randaberg within Rogaland
Randaberg within Rogaland
Coordinates: 59°00′06″N 05°36′55″E / 59.00167°N 5.61528°E / 59.00167; 5.61528Coordinates: 59°00′06″N 05°36′55″E / 59.00167°N 5.61528°E / 59.00167; 5.61528
CountryNorway
CountyRogaland
DistrictJæren
Established1 July 1922
Administrative centreRandaberg
Government
 • Mayor (2019)Jarle Bø (Sp)
Area
 • Total24.71 km2 (9.54 sq mi)
 • Land24.11 km2 (9.31 sq mi)
 • Water0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)  2.4%
Area rank350 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total11,221
 • Rank100 in Norway
 • Density465.4/km2 (1,205/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
12.2%
Demonym(s)Randabergsbu[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-1127
Official language formNeutral[2]
Websiterandaberg.kommune.com

Randaberg is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Jæren, at the northern end of the Stavanger Peninsula. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Randaberg.

Randaberg is located just north of the city of Stavanger. It is the northernmost conurbation of the Stavanger/Sandnes area, one of the largest urban areas in the country. The Byfjord Tunnel connects the islands of Stavanger Municipality to the east with the mainland of Randaberg. The Rogfast tunnel is going to be built from Randaberg, under the Boknafjorden, to the north side of the fjord as well as to the island of Kvitsøy.

The 25-square-kilometre (9.7 sq mi) municipality is the 350th largest by area out of the 356 municipalities in Norway. Randaberg is the 100th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 11,221. The municipality's population density is 465.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,205/sq mi) and its population has increased by 12.2% over the previous 10-year period.[3][4]

General information[edit]

Map of Randaberg and its surroundings
View of the Tungenes Lighthouse in Randaberg
Site of the medieval Randaberg Church
Historical population
YearPop.±%
19512,116—    
19612,884+36.3%
19714,709+63.3%
19816,170+31.0%
19917,681+24.5%
20018,762+14.1%
201110,061+14.8%
202011,221+11.5%
Source: Statistics Norway.[5]

The parish of Randaberg was established on 1 July 1922 when it was separated from the large municipality of Hetland. Initially, there were 1,256 residents of the new municipality. The municipal borders have not changed since that time.[6]

Name[edit]

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old Randaberg farm (Old Norse: Randaberg), since the first Randaberg Church was built there. The first element is the plural genitive case of rönd which means "edge", "brink", or "verge" and the last element is berg which means "mountain" ; however, the meaning of berg could also be "rock", or "cliff". Before the early 1900s, the area was known as Randeberg.[7]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was granted on 26 June 1981. The arms show fourteen silver/white coins on a blue field. The arms are partly canting since the name is derived from rond which means "edge" and the coins are placed around edge of the shield. The coins symbolize the ball-shaped stones found in large amounts on the beach in Randaberg.[8]

Churches[edit]

The Church of Norway has one parish (sokn) within the municipality of Randaberg. It is part of the Tungenes prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Stavanger.

Churches in Randaberg
Parish (sokn) Church name Location of the church Year built
Randaberg Randaberg Church Randaberg 1845
Grødem Church Grødem 2000

Economy[edit]

Randaberg is still an active agricultural community, and produces over 80% of Norway's parsley. About 3/5 of the land is arable, and about 2% of the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture. Dairy production, chickens, and pigs are important industries. Only Klepp municipality surpasses Randaberg and has more agricultural production in Rogaland county. The first potatoes every year are grown here in Randaberg and are given to the Royal Family of Norway. However, due to its close proximity to the large city of Stavanger, the area is becoming more urban. There are three main suburbs of Stavanger where most of Randaberg's residents live: Randaberg sentrum (310 houses), Viste/Goa (315 houses), and Grødem (135 houses).

History[edit]

Some of the first inhabitants of Norway settled here, and it is believed that the first people came here around 12,000 years ago. It is thought that Svarthola (local name: Vistehålå) was the main shelter for a group of 25 persons, from around 6000 BC. These people were mainly gatherers and hunters, but from around 4000 BC they also started farming. From around 2000 BC, their main activity was farming.

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Norway, including Randaberg, are responsible for primary education (through 10th grade), outpatient health services, senior citizen services, unemployment and other social services, zoning, economic development, and municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.[9] The municipality falls under the Stavanger District Court and the Gulating Court of Appeal.

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council (Kommunestyre) of Randaberg is made up of 27 representatives that are elected to four year terms. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows:

Randaberg Kommunestyre 2020–2024 [10]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)6
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Randaberg Kommunestyre 2015–2019 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)8
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:27
Randaberg Kommunestyre 2012–2015 [12]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høyre)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 2008–2011 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 2004–2007 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)9
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)2
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 2000–2003 [11]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1996–1999 [13]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)4
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1992–1995 [14]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)2
 Conservative Party (Høyre)7
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1988–1991 [15]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)9
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)4
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1984–1987 [16]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1980–1983 [17]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)8
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1976–1979 [18]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)7
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1972–1975 [19]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)6
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)7
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:25
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1968–1971 [20]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)6
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:21
Randaberg Kommunestyre 1964–1967 [21]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)5
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:17
Randaberg Herredsstyre 1960–1963 [22]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)2
Total number of members:17
Randaberg Herredsstyre 1956–1959 [23]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)4
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)6
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)7
Total number of members:17
Randaberg Herredsstyre 1952–1955 [24]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)5
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)4
Total number of members:12
Randaberg Herredsstyre 1948–1951 [25]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)7
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)3
Total number of members:12
Randaberg Herredsstyre 1945–1947 [26]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:12
Randaberg Herredsstyre 1938–1941* [27]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Joint List(s) of Non-Socialist Parties (Borgerlige Felleslister)2
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)10
Total number of members:12

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Randaberg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
2.7
(36.9)
5.4
(41.7)
9.7
(49.5)
12.7
(54.9)
14.1
(57.4)
14.4
(57.9)
11.7
(53.1)
8.9
(48.0)
4.9
(40.8)
2.5
(36.5)
7.4
(45.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 93
(3.7)
67
(2.6)
80
(3.1)
53
(2.1)
67
(2.6)
75
(3.0)
90
(3.5)
113
(4.4)
154
(6.1)
149
(5.9)
139
(5.5)
115
(4.5)
1,195
(47.0)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[28]

Attractions[edit]

Sandestraen

During the summer the beaches here are very popular, and among the finest in the area around Stavanger. This includes Sandestraen and Vistestraen. Hålandsvannet, a small lake, is also a popular place for swimming.

References[edit]

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