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Stavanger city Norway is the fourth largest city of Norway, lying on the southwestern coast. Fast economic development has made it one of the richest places in Norway. It is an internationalized seaport and conference center. From the 1970s Norway has grown to become the world’s third largest exporter of oil – and Stavanger is famous as the “oil capital of Norway.” As a seaport, Stavanger city Norway is the European petrol center being famous as Norway’s petrol capital, which provides the logistic support for the North Sea petrol exploitation. Many important petrol corporations and institutions in the world have their branches here. Stavanger University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students and also provides further education for local residents. Stavanger Symphony Orchestra is world famous. Besides, it has all kinds of museums, theatres, art galleries and other cultural facilities.

Stavanger has a long history and the inner city is very beautiful and attracts lots of tourists. Stavanger city Norway offers to its tourists a number of spots for touring. Along the coast south of Stavanger are found number of large, sandy beaches, among which the one at Sola is within closest reach from the city. The beaches are quite unique in a country where fjords and mountains dominate. These beaches are widely used by the locals for walks and wind surfers all year around . Old Stavanger is located right next to the city centre. It has a collection of 18th and 19th century wooden structures which is one of the finest in Northern Europe. The Norwegian Canning Museum is located in Old Stavanger, commemorating the city's past glory as the herring capital of Norway. Among old stone churches in Norway the cathedral in Stavanger is among the best preserved. The cathedral is recognized as one of Norway's most beautiful medieval structures.

To match up to the city’s growing economic development, Stavanger hotels are available right from the budget to luxury hotels. Stavanger hotels are comfortable and well equipped with all the modern facilities.


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