View of the village
|• Total||2.11 km2 (0.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||47 m (154 ft)|
|• Density||1,497/km2 (3,880/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||4120 Tau|
Tau is a village in Strand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located on the shore of the Horgefjorden, a branch of the main Boknafjorden. The 2.11-square-kilometre (520-acre) village has a population (2015) of 3,158 which gives the village a population density of 1,497 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,880/sq mi). Strand Church is located in the village.
The village lies along the Norwegian National Road 13 highway, southwest of the small villages of Fiskå and Holta and northwest of the town of Jørpeland. There is currently a ferry service from Tau to the city of Stavanger, across the fjord, but this service is scheduled to end in 2019 when the new Ryfast tunnel will open for use.
Comrod Communications is the largest employer in Tau, mainly manufacturing antennaes for military use. Electrocompaniet is also based here. The factory Tau Mølle AS is located in Tau, producing puffed oats. The factory is located in a white mill that was used to brew the Norwegian beer known as "Tou".
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