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Vates is located in Rogaland
Vates is located in Norway
Location in Rogaland county
Coordinates: 59°29′30″N 05°44′01″E / 59.49167°N 5.73361°E / 59.49167; 5.73361Coordinates: 59°29′30″N 05°44′01″E / 59.49167°N 5.73361°E / 59.49167; 5.73361
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Rogaland
District Haugaland
Municipality Vindafjord
Elevation[1] 25 m (82 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5578 Nedre Vats

Vats or Vatne is a village in Vindafjord municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located in the traditional district of Haugalandet between the southern end of the lake Vatsvatnet and the northern end of the Vatsfjorden. It sits about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the village of Sandeid and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of the village of Skjold. Vats Church is located in this village.

The village was the administrative center of the old municipality of Vats from 1891 until the municipality's dissolution in 1965.

The village area is an important industrial location. The oil platforms Statfjord, Gullfaks and Troll were all built here. The Norwegian computer and software company Hatteland Group responsible for the AutoStore system is also headquartered in the village.


  1. ^ "Vatne, Vindafjord (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-06-30.