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Stavanger/Sandnes is the third largest urban area of Norway, with a population of approximately 201,353 as of January 1, 2012.[1] It consists of the densely built-up areas Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola and Randaberg.

The area has had a big growth in population the later years, and is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Norway. It is expected that larger portions of Sola municipality will grow together with the urban area in the future.


Population by municipality[1][2]
Name Population in this urban area Total municipal population
Stavanger 124,960 127,506
Sandnes 54,587 67,814
Sola 12,924 23,877
Randaberg 8,882 10,265


  1. ^ a b Statistics Norway: Tabell 1 Tettsteder. Folkemengde og areal, etter kommune. 1.januar 2012. [1] Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  2. ^ Statics Norway: Tabell 2 Folkemengde og areal i tettsteder. Kommune. 1.januar 2011. [2] Retrieved 4 July 2012.