Skudeneshavn is a town in Karmøy municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located on the southernmost tip of the island of Karmøy at the entrance to the Boknafjorden and Karmsundet strait; the town is part of the traditional district of Haugaland. The 2.5-square-kilometre town has a population of 3,364. This makes Skudeneshavn one of the smallest towns in Norway. In 1990, it won second prize in NORTRA's competition for Norway's Best Preserved Small Town; the village of Skudeneshavn was declared to be a "ladested" on 10 February 1858. Since towns were not allowed to be part of a rural municipality, Skudeneshavn was removed from the municipality of Skudenes, it was established as its own urban municipality. Skudeneshavn municipality had 1,209 residents. On 1 January 1965, the town-municipality of Skudeneshavn was merged into the newly formed municipality of Karmøy. Prior to the merger, Skudeneshavn had 1,275 residents. At the time of the merger, Skudeneshavn lost its status as a town. In 1996, after the law on towns had been changed, the municipality of Karmøy declared Skudeneshavn to be a town once again.
Skudeneshavn's old town, consisting of 225 wooden houses, is regarded as one of the best preserved in Europe. In 2004, it was voted Norway's "Summer Town" by listeners to NRK Radio's Reiseradioen programme; each year the "Skudeneshavn International Literature and Culture festival" is held on the first weekend of November. Every year, Skudeneshavn hosts a "boating" festival known as Skudefestivalen, it runs for four days at the end of June or beginning of July. The festival is the largest gathering of coastal culture in Western Norway, with boats of all categories - old wooden boats, vintage boats, modern boats, sailing boats, tall ships - the town is full of life around the harbour - both on land and on water. Markets stalls are set up in the Town Square. Craftsmen demonstrate handcrafts from olden days connected to shipping. Boat builders, ship models, old engines. An art exhibition in Søragadå - the main and narrow street in "Old Skudeneshavn" is held with a new festival artist chosen every year.
Visitors can see the exhibitions in "Bytunet" in the old part of town. Entertainment is provided in the daytime - and in the evenings in the festival tent featuring national and international artists and in the many sea houses Celtic music and middle-of the road pop. Travelling amusement rides and arcades time their visits to coincide with this popular festival, providing extra enjoyment for younger children and teenagers; every year about 35,000 people visit the festival and it gathers more than 600 boats. The festival in 2017 is the 24st festival; the festival in 2018 is between 5-8 July. Skudeneshavn.com
Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, netting and trapping. “Fishing” may include catching aquatic animals other than fish, such as molluscs, cephalopods and echinoderms. The term is not applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, such as whales where the term whaling is more appropriate. In addition to being caught to be eaten, fish are caught as recreational pastimes. Fishing tournaments are held, caught fish are sometimes kept as preserved or living trophies; when bioblitzes occur, fish are caught and released. According to the United Nations FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people in developing countries. In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms.
Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to at least the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic period about 40,000 years ago. Isotopic analysis of the skeletal remains of Tianyuan man, a 40,000-year-old modern human from eastern Asia, has shown that he consumed freshwater fish. Archaeology features such as shell middens, discarded fish bones, cave paintings show that sea foods were important for survival and consumed in significant quantities. Fishing in Africa is evident early on in human history. Neanderthals were fishing by about 200,000 BC to have a source of food for their families and to trade or sell. People could have developed basketry for fish traps, spinning and early forms of knitting in order to make fishing nets to be able to catch more fish in larger quantities. During this period, most people lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and were, of necessity on the move. However, where there are early examples of permanent settlements such as those at Lepenski Vir, they are always associated with fishing as a major source of food.
The British dogger was an early type of sailing trawler from the 17th century, but the modern fishing trawler was developed in the 19th century, at the English fishing port of Brixham. By the early 19th century, the fishermen at Brixham needed to expand their fishing area further than before due to the ongoing depletion of stocks, occurring in the overfished waters of South Devon; the Brixham trawler that evolved there was of a sleek build and had a tall gaff rig, which gave the vessel sufficient speed to make long distance trips out to the fishing grounds in the ocean. They were sufficiently robust to be able to tow large trawls in deep water; the great trawling fleet that built up at Brixham, earned the village the title of'Mother of Deep-Sea Fisheries'. This revolutionary design made large scale trawling in the ocean possible for the first time, resulting in a massive migration of fishermen from the ports in the South of England, to villages further north, such as Scarborough, Grimsby and Yarmouth, that were points of access to the large fishing grounds in the Atlantic Ocean.
The small village of Grimsby grew to become the largest fishing port in the world by the mid 19th century. An Act of Parliament was first obtained in 1796, which authorised the construction of new quays and dredging of the Haven to make it deeper, it was only in the 1846, with the tremendous expansion in the fishing industry, that the Grimsby Dock Company was formed. The foundation stone for the Royal Dock was laid by Albert the Prince consort in 1849; the dock covered 25 acres and was formally opened by Queen Victoria in 1854 as the first modern fishing port. The elegant Brixham trawler spread across the world. By the end of the 19th century, there were over 3,000 fishing trawlers in commission in Britain, with 1,000 at Grimsby; these trawlers were sold to fishermen including from the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Twelve trawlers went on to form the nucleus of the German fishing fleet; the earliest steam powered fishing boats first appeared in the 1870s and used the trawl system of fishing as well as lines and drift nets.
These were large boats 80–90 feet in length with a beam of around 20 feet. They travelled at 9 -- 11 knots; the earliest purpose built fishing vessels were designed and made by David Allan in Leith, Scotland in March 1875, when he converted a drifter to steam power. In 1877, he built. Steam trawlers were introduced at Hull in the 1880s. In 1890 it was estimated; the steam drifter was not used in the herring fishery until 1897. The last sailing fishing trawler was built in 1925 in Grimsby. Trawler designs adapted as the way they were powered changed from sail to coal-fired steam by World War I to diesel and turbines by the end of World War II. In 1931, the first powered drum was created by Laurie Jarelainen; the drum was a circular device, set to the side of the boat and would draw in the nets. Since World War II, radio navigation aids and fish finders have been used; the first trawlers fished over the side, rather than over the stern. The first purpose built stern trawler was Fairtry built in 1953 at Scotland.
The ship was much larger than any other trawlers in operation and inaugurated the era of the'super trawler'. As the ship pulled its nets over the stern, it could lift out a much greater haul of up to 60 tons; the ship served as a basis for the expansion of'su
Rogaland is a county in Western Norway, bordering Hordaland, Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder counties. Rogaland is the center of the Norwegian petroleum industry. In 2016, Rogaland had an unemployment rate of one of the highest in Norway. In 2015, Rogaland had a fertility rate of 1.78 children per woman, the highest in the country. The Diocese of Stavanger for the Church of Norway includes all of Rogaland county. Rogaland is the region's Old Norse name, revived in modern times. During Denmark's rule of Norway until the year 1814, the county was named Stavanger amt, after the large city of Stavanger; the first element is the plural genitive case of rygir, referring to the name of an old Germanic tribe. The last element is land which means "land" or "region". In Old Norse times, the region was called Rygjafylki; the coat-of-arms is modern. The arms are blue with a silver pointed cross in the centre; the cross is based on the old stone cross in the oldest national monument in Norway. It was erected in memory of Erling Skjalgsson after his death in 1028.
This type of cross was common in medieval Norway. Rogaland is a coastal region with fjords and islands, the principal island being Karmøy; the vast Boknafjorden is the largest bay, with many fjords branching off from it. Stavanger/Sandnes, the third-largest urban area of Norway, is in central Rogaland and it includes the large city of Stavanger and the neighboring municipalities of Sandnes and Sola. Together, this conurbation is ranked above the city Trondheim in population rankings in Norway. There are many cities/towns in Rogaland other than Sandnes, they include Haugesund, Sauda, Kopervik, Åkrehamn, Skudeneshavn. Karmøy has large deposits of copper. Sokndal has large deposits of ilmenite. Rogaland is the most important region for oil and gas exploration in Norway, the Jæren district in Rogaland is one of the country's most important agricultural districts. There are remains in Rogaland from the earliest times, such as the excavations in a cave at Viste in Randaberg; these include. Various archeological finds stem from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
Many crosses in Irish style have been found. Rogaland was called Rygjafylke in the Viking Age. Before Harald Fairhair and the Battle of Hafrsfjord, it was a petty kingdom; the Rugians were a tribe connected with Rogaland. A series of festivals and congresses of international fame and profile are arranged, such as The Chamber Music Festival, The Maijazz Festival, The Gladmat Festival, The ONS event, held in Stavanger every second year since 1974; the ONS is a major international conference and exhibition with focus on oil and gas, other topics from the petroleum industry. The Concert Hall and Music Complex at Bjergsted and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra provide important inspiration in the Norwegian musical environment. Another annual event in Stavanger is The World Tour Beach Volleyball. During this tournament, the downtown is converted into a beach volleyball arena. Rogaland is home to many natural wonders, like Prekestolen and Gloppedalsura. In Stavanger, there is an archeological museum with many artifacts from early history in Rogaland.
An Iron Age farm at Ullandhaug in Stavanger is reconstructed on the original farm site dating back to 350–500 AD. The Viking Farm is a museum at Karmøy; the county is conventionally divided into traditional districts. These are Haugalandet north of the Boknafjorden, Ryfylke in the mountainous east, Jæren to the southwest, Dalane in the far south, the Stavanger region. Rogaland has a total of 26 municipalities: Total population: Anders Andersen Bjelland, politician Bendix Ebbell, amateur Egyptologist, Rogaland county physician from 1917 to 1935. Official county website Region Stavanger Official tourism site for the Stavanger region
Haugaland or Haugalandet is a traditional district situated on the western coast of Norway. Haugaland is one of the 15 traditional districts located within the Vestlandet region. Geographically, Haugaland is a peninsula between the Bømlafjorden in Hordaland county and the Boknafjorden in Rogaland county, it is bordered to the east of the isthmus between the Ølensfjorden and Sandeidfjorden in Vindafjord municipality. It is limited by the Hardangerfjorden to the north, Boknafjorden to the south, the district of Hardanger, located further inland. Administratively, the region of Haugaland spans more than the geographic peninsula, it includes the municipality of Sveio in Hordaland county and the municipalities of Haugesund, Karmøy, Tysvær, Vindafjord in Rogaland. The municipality of Etne is sometimes considered part of Haugaland too; the regional centre of Haugaland is the city of Haugesund. Other towns in Haugaland include Kopervik, Åkrehamn; as of 2015, there were 99,293 inhabitants within Haugaland.
The name Haugaland was created in 1852 by creator of Nynorsk, Ivar Aasen. His first use of the name was in his poem "Haraldshaugen". Haugaland is named after the center of Haugesund. Haugaland Council is the consultative body for the municipalities. Council members are the councilors. Haugaland Council contributes to the cooperation between the member municipalities, safeguard the region's interests in relation to neighboring regions and national bodies. Haugaland museums is the regional museum for the area of Rogaland County north of Stavanger. Haugalandmuseene was founded in 2005. Haugalandmuseene has a decentralized structure, with administration located at Karmsund folk museum. Haugalandmuseene has locations in Haugesund, Tysvær, Vindafjord and Utsira; the regional museum has the responsibility of organizing joint actions with the museums and the municipalities. Haugaland and Sunnhordland Police District is headquartered in Haugesund; the police district covers the 13 municipalities of Bokn, Bømlo, Fitjar, Karmøy, Stord, Sveio, Tysvær, Utsira and Vindafjord.
Haugaland District Court is the local Court of Justice for the traditional district of Haugaland. The Court House is located in Haugesund at the City Hall Square. Haugaland District Court had jurisdiction over the municipalities Bokn, Haugesund, Karmøy, Suldal, Tysvær, Vindafjord; the Court’s decisions may be appealed to Gulating Court of Appeal based in Bergen, which covers the counties of Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Rogaland. Falkeid, Kolbein. Haugalandet: Ferd i folk og natur. Wigestrand Forlag. Helle, Knut. Vestlandets historie. Bergen: Vigmostad & Bjørke. ISBN 9788241904004. Haugesund & Haugalandet Haugalandrådet Haugalandmuseene Haugaland og Sunnhordland politidistrikt Haugaland Zoo
Districts of Norway
The country Norway is divided into a number of districts. Many districts have deep historical roots, only coincide with today's administrative units of counties and municipalities; the districts are defined by geographical features valleys, mountain ranges, plains, or coastlines, or combinations of the above. Many such regions were petty kingdoms up to the early Viking age. A high percentage of Norwegians identify themselves more by the district they live in or come from, than the formal administrative unit whose jurisdiction they fall under. A significant reason for this is that the districts, through their strong geographical limits, have delineated the region within which one could travel without too much trouble or expenditure of time and money, thus and regional commonality in folk culture tended to correspond to those same geographical units, despite any division into administrative districts by authorities. In modern times the whole country has become more connected, based on the following: Communication technologies such as telegraph, telephone, radio and TV, in particular Televerket and NRK.
The construction of mountain crossings, tunnels through mountains, undersea tunnels. Establishing a coastal express route of combined passenger and cargo ships, like the Hurtigruten, sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again, stopping by at a host of cities and towns along the western and northern coast; the construction of railroads between distant parts of the country. The opening of dozens of new airports all over the country through the 1960s and 1970s; the release of private cars from government rationing and import restrictions from the 1950s onwards. A concrete display of the Norwegian habit of identifying themselves by district can be seen in the many regional costumes, called bunad connected to distinct districts across the country. City dwellers proudly mark their rural origins by wearing such a costume, from their ancestral landscape, at weddings, visits with members of the royal family, Constitution Day, other ceremonial occasions; the following list is non-exhaustive and overlapping.
The first name is the name in the second Nynorsk. Helgeland Lofoten Ofoten Salten VesterålenSee Finnmark, Hålogaland and Troms. Agder Kristiansandregionen Lister Setesdal Fosen Gauldalen Innherad Namdalen Orkdalen Stjørdalen Dalane Hardanger Haugalandet Jæren Midhordland Nordfjord Nordhordland Nordmøre Romsdal Ryfylke Sogn Sunnfjord Sunnhordland Sunnmøre Voss Follo Glåmdalen Grenland Gudbrandsdalen Hadeland Hallingdal Hedmarken Land Numedal Ringerike Romerike Toten Upper Telemark Valdres Vestfold Østerdalen ØstfoldSee Viken and Vingulmark. Regions of Norway Counties of Norway Metropolitan regions of Norway Subdivisions of Norden Traditional districts of Denmark Districts of Norway in 1950 – From the documentation project at the University of Oslo Regionalization and devolution: Proposed new regions of Norway Map showing regions of Medieval Norway
Yr.no is a Norwegian website for weather forecasting and other meteorological information. The site is a joint responsibility of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute; the word yr has multiple meanings in Norwegian. The meteorological meaning is light drizzle, but it can mean giddy, joyful or wild; the website offers forecasts for more than 9 million places in the world. The Norwegian forecasts are supplemented with textual forecasts, weather radars, satellite images and a wide range of more specialised forecasts; the forecasts are based on data from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and several international meteorological organisations. The meteorological data on yr.no is available as web services, enabling users free access to high-quality weather data for use with applications, services or research. The free weather data service is popular, with around 30 million downloads a day; some mobile phones, like the Vibo T588, use yr.no for their weather service.
The online weather service is the 5th most visited weather service on the internet.yr.no was launched as a beta version on May 29, 2007, launched four months on September 19, 2007. It drew a large audience: 87% of the Norwegian population says they know yr.no and 28% uses it daily. Hans-Tore Bjerkaas is Editor in chief, Anton Eliassen is in charge of the meteorological data and Ingrid Støver Jensen is editor of yr.no. Official website in English About yr.no
Åkrehamn or Åkrahamn is a small town in Karmøy municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The town is located on the west side of the island of Karmøy in the traditional district of Haugaland; the town sits about 5 kilometres west of the town of Kopervik, about 12 kilometres north of the town of Skudeneshavn, about 25 kilometres southwest of the town of Haugesund. The village of Veavågen lies to the northeast of Åkrehamn; the 4.35-square-kilometre town of Åkrehamn has a population of 7,736. This gives the town a population density of 1,778 inhabitants per square kilometre, it is the second largest urban area by population in Karmøy, after the nearby town of Kopervik. The village of Åkrehamn gained town status in 2002. Since it declared town status, Åkrehamn has blossomed and is now the second largest town in the municipality of Karmøy; the good economy of Norway has brought capital and investments to Åkrehamn, in the last couple of years, the town has been expanded. Apartments and houses have been built and new fields of industry has been introduced.
The northern part of Åkrehamn now encompasses the old fishing village of Sevlandsvik. It is centered on the nicely protected harbour area called Mannes; the economy of this area is centered on some other small industries. Åkrehamns nettsted Åkrehamn Veksts nettsted