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Urban area
The red areas are included in Stavanger/Sandnes
The red areas are included in Stavanger/Sandnes
Coordinates: 58°57′54″N 05°43′04″E / 58.96500°N 5.71778°E / 58.96500; 5.71778Coordinates: 58°57′54″N 05°43′04″E / 58.96500°N 5.71778°E / 58.96500; 5.71778
RegionWestern Norway
 • Total73.2 km2 (28.3 sq mi)
 • Total210,874
 • Density2,881/km2 (7,460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Stavanger/Sandnes is the third largest urban area in Norway. It consists of the densely built-up areas in the municipalities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola, and Randaberg, most of which are located on the Stavanger Peninsula, its surrounding islands, and the mainland south of the peninsula. Stavanger/Sandnes is the central part of the Stavanger Region.

On 1 January 2015, the 73.2-square-kilometre (28.3 sq mi) urban area had a population of 210,874. This gives the urban area a population density of 2,881 inhabitants per square kilometre (7,460/sq mi).[1] The area has had a big growth in population, 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]
Name Population in this urban area Total municipal population
Stavanger 129,300 132,102
Sandnes 58,694 73,624
Sola 13,846 25,708
Randaberg 9,034 10,556


  1. ^ a b c d Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2015). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".