Stavanger (Norway) is one of the most beautiful cities in Scandinavia, surrounded by forests and the Norwegian Sea. It is a tourist center and oil capital of the country. It is here that 80% of Norwegian oil is produced, and this is where many tourists come to see the fjords.
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View of the city of Stavanger from above
Stavanger is located in the southwest of the country. It is the fourth largest city in Norway and has about 180,000 inhabitants (including the suburbs). The city is surrounded by fjords - the main attractions of the Norwegian Stavanger, which are often ranked among the leading places in the ranking of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
In the 16th century, then still a small village, Stavanger was the center of fishermen, and here tons of herring were caught. But soon the fish left these places, and after it the fishermen also left.
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The Norwegian city of Stavanger found new life only in the middle of the 19th century. In Stavanger, canning factories for the production of smoked sardines in olive oil were opened, and the city again became the center of Norway, only now an industrial one. But this did not last long either. In the middle of the 20th century, all factories were closed, the city fell into decay again. The situation stabilized only by 1969 (it was then that oil was found in the Norwegian Sea). Since then, Stavanger has been growing and developing: new enterprises are being built, the population is increasing. Today this particular city is the oil capital of Norway.