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|governmental district:||Vest Agder|
|surface:||277 km ²|
|population density:||291 inhabitants for each km ²|
Coordinates: 58°10´12 " N 08°00´22 " O 58°10´12 " N 08°00´22 " O
|official language form:||Bokmål|
|mayor:||JanuaryOddvar ski country (KrF)|
Kristiansand [kristianˈsan] (in former times Christian sand) are a municipality and the fifth-largest city of Norway. Kristiansand is the capital “south country in such a way specified” (Sørlandet). Around confounding with Kristiansund in the Norwegian a S at the name (Kristiansand will often avoidS) attached.
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The establishment of Christian to and took place in the year 1641 via the Danish-Norwegian king Chistian IV, a whose goal was it to create a new commercial center at the southNorwegian coast. The city became on an even, sandigen promontory at the delta of the Torrisdalelv into the Kristiansandbucht of the Skagerrak put on. The town centre has the name Kvadraturen because of its square arrangement of the roads.
Few years after the establishment of the city the first church as well as the first latin school in the proximity of the market place were already established. In the year 1650 the first post office was opened. Over1780 were created the first newspaper, the Christianssandske Ugeblade, in the same period began the cultural upswing of the city. In the year 1896 with the Setesdalsbahn a railway connection was created.
The fortress buildings, which were set on the islands protecting the port, have already in 19. Centurytheir meaning lost, likewise those about 7 km removes lying fortress Flekkerö.
- Sørlandets art museum
- Night Gallery (experimental open air video kind)
- Agder Teater
- Kristiansand Symfoniforkester
in the summer is Kristiansand of one of the most popular holidays places of Norway. The combination of sun,Kristiansand make for beaches and leisure pleasures such as quart festival and animal and recreational park an attractive tourist city.
Høgskolen i Agder
the Høgskolen i Agder is with 8000 students and 850 employees the largest University college inNorway. 140 courses in 7 faculties are offered. The international adjustment of the Høgskolen is aligned very strongly, it insists numerous partnerships with universities and universities on the whole world.
- faculty for health and sport
- faculty of the arts
- School OF management
- Faculty for engineer and natural sciences
- Humanisti faculty
- faculty for mathematics and sciences
- faculty for education
Kristiansand is an important traffic junction in the south of Norway.
the most important Fährverbingungen south Norway Kristiansand connects driving connections one with Hirtshals in Denmark (with Color LINE). Further driving connections exist with Newcastle in England and Göteborg in Sweden. Thus Kristiansand Norway is gate to Europe. Starting from spring 2006 high-speed ferry after Hanstholm (DC).
already in 19. Century was the repair by sail that, of sailing boats an important industry damaged by the storm in Kristiansand.There was a “mechanical niche workshop”. There the city a splendid, easily accessible port had, was visited these by the vorbeisegelnden ships with storms. In addition put in this from Christiania (Oslo) after mountains, cladding, London, Hamburg, Rotterdam and from Trondheim to Hamburg, Copenhagenand Stettin of going steam ships on.
Here the roots for some the important enterprises Kristiansands lie in the today's time. The important maritime traditions have engineers and workers like e.g. of Hydralift and maritime Hydraulics to market leaders on the world market within the range of the “offshore ones” oiland guest promotion made. They play an important role in the today's economic life of Kristiansand.
Further important industry is the fishery industry.
In close proximity to Kristiansand is the static inverter station of the HGÜ CROSS Skagerak.
partnership between cities
- Münster (1967)
sons and daughters of the city
- Anton Jörgen Andersen one, Norwegian composer
- Gunn Margit Andreassen, Norwegian Biathletin
- Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian writer
- Camilla Collett, Norwegian authoress
- Mette Marit of Norway, the wife of the Norwegian Crown Prince
- Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian athlete
- Henrik tow country, Norwegian poet
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