the Sildajazz. Today the herring is long gone, and the town is turning more and more towards the petroleum industry, like its neighbouring town to the south, Stavanger. Haugesund has a typical maritime climate with mild winters, cool but pleasant springs, and mild summers lasting until the end of September. Harald Fairhair lived at, avaldsnes, very close to the modern town. "Avinor entry for Haugesund Airport". "Tide vant busskontrakt" (in Norwegian).
Cityscape edit Haugesund from the Risy bridge Common street in Haugesund Haugesund 's town hall was built in 1931, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2006. 23 24 Hannah Kallem, an American Army nurse who served in the SpanishAmerican War, was born in Haugesund. Heraldry of the World. Population edit, the 73-square-kilometre (28 sq mi) municipality is the 396th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities. The national monument at Haraldshaugen was raised in 1872, to commemorate skoler i kristiansand the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. In the earlier years, the coastal waters of Haugesund were a huge source for fishing herring, and the town grew accordingly. The arms are blue with three silver/white seagulls lined up vertically. Olav's church at Avaldsnes The urban village area of Haugesund (population: 1,066) was declared to be a " town " and it was separated from the municipality of Torvastad on 1 February 1855 to become a separate municipality of its own. Despite being barely a village back then, King. The festival started as a part of the celebration of Haugesund 's 150 year anniversary. 12 Risybrua seen from Risy. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian).