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Sandnes

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Sandnes is a city and municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is the 8th largest city in Norway and it lies immediately south of the city of Stavanger, the 4th largest city in Norway. Together, the Stavanger/Sandnes area is the 3rd largest urban area in Norway.Sandnes is part of the district of North-Jæren. The city is divided into 13 boroughs. The administrative centre of the city-municipality is located in the borough of Trones og Sentrum in the city centre. There are several village areas in the rural parts of the municipality including Hommersåk, Høle, Foss-Eikeland, Stokka, and Vatne.HistoryThe small port village of Sandnes was granted ladested (small seaport city) status in 1860. On 6 April 1861, the small city was separated from the municipality of Høyland to form a separate self-governing municipality of its own. Initially, the municipality had 440 residents. On 1 July 1957, a small part of Høyland municipality (population: 18) was transferred to the city of Sandnes. On 1 January 1965, there were many municipal mergers in Norway due to the recommendations of the Schei Committee. On that date, the city of Sandnes (population: 3,961) was merged with the municipality of Høyland (population: 20,353) and parts of the municipalities of Høle (population: 926) and Hetland (population: 2,077).
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Kongeparken Algard
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Duration: 8 hours
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Pulpit Rock Forsand Municipality
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Månafossen Frafjord
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Trails in Sandnes

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Lifjell
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Varlivarden
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Jaeren
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Sandnes Figgjoelva Gjesdal
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The North Sea Road
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The North Sea Road
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Duration: 2 hours
Sandnes Menighet ©
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Sandnes Menighet
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Duration: 2 hours
Bjoerndalsfjellet
Mountain
Bjoerndalsfjellet
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Duration: 2 hours
Hogsfjorden ©
Geologic Formation
Hogsfjorden
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Sandnes

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Gand Kirke
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hoyland Church
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Nature in Sandnes

Bynuten ©
Mountain
Bynuten
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Duration: 4 hours
Tengesdal Lake
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Tengesdal Lake
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Duration: 2 hours

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