Gandsfjord

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Gandsfjorden
Gandafjorden / Gansfjorden
Aerial view of Sandnes, Norway in 2015.jpg
Aerial view of the fjord
Gandsfjorden is located in Rogaland
Gandsfjorden
Gandsfjorden
Location in Rogaland county
LocationRogaland county, Norway
Coordinates58°53′25″N 5°45′47″E / 58.8902°N 5.7630°E / 58.8902; 5.7630Coordinates: 58°53′25″N 5°45′47″E / 58.8902°N 5.7630°E / 58.8902; 5.7630
Primary outflowsBoknafjorden
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
SettlementsSandnes, Stavanger

Gandsfjorden or Gandafjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. The 13-kilometre (8.1 mi) long Gandsfjorden is an arm off of the large Boknafjorden. It runs between the mainland and the Stavanger Peninsula, along the shores of the cities of Sandnes and Stavanger, the third largest urban area in Norway; the entire west side of Gandsfjorden is highly developed and urban. The east side of the fjord has many mountains and peaks. In the outer parts of the fjord there are several islands including Uskjo, Hundvåg, Vassøy, and the Øyane islands of Stavanger.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Gandsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-03-31.