Stord

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Stord kommune
View of the town of Leirvik
View of the town of Leirvik
Coat of arms of Stord kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Stord kommune
Vestland within
Norway
Stord within Vestland
Stord within Vestland
Coordinates: 59°48′29″N 05°27′59″E / 59.80806°N 5.46639°E / 59.80806; 5.46639Coordinates: 59°48′29″N 05°27′59″E / 59.80806°N 5.46639°E / 59.80806; 5.46639
CountryNorway
CountyVestland
DistrictSunnhordland
Established1 Jan 1838
Administrative centreLeirvik
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Gaute Straume Epland (Ap)
Area
 • Total143.73 km2 (55.49 sq mi)
 • Land137.45 km2 (53.07 sq mi)
 • Water6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)  4.4%
Area rank316 in Norway
Population
 (2020)
 • Total18,759
 • Rank68 in Norway
 • Density136.5/km2 (354/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
6.8%
Demonym(s)Stordabu, Stording[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-4614
Official language formNynorsk[2]
Websitestord.kommune.no

Stord is a municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Sunnhordland. Stord is the 68th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 18,759.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2020). "Table: 06913: Population 1 January and population changes during the calendar year (M)" (in Norwegian).
  4. Statistisk sentralbyrå (2020). "09280: Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" (in Norwegian).