Gandsfjord

Rogaland Norway Discharge (hydrology)
Gandsfjorden
Gandafjorden / Gansfjorden
Aerial view of Sandnes, Norway in 2015.jpg
Aerial view of the fjord
Gandsfjorden is located in Rogaland
Gandsfjorden
Gandsfjorden
Location of the fjord
Gandsfjorden is located in Norway
Gandsfjorden
Gandsfjorden
Gandsfjorden (Norway)
LocationRogaland county, Norway
Coordinates58°53′25″N 5°45′47″E / 58.8902°N 5.7630°E / 58.8902; 5.7630Coordinates: 58°53′25″N 5°45′47″E / 58.8902°N 5.7630°E / 58.8902; 5.7630
Primary outflowsBoknafjorden
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
SettlementsSandnes, Stavanger

Gandsfjorden or Gandafjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. The 13-kilometre (8.1 mi) long Gandsfjorden is an arm off of the large Boknafjorden. It runs between the mainland and the Stavanger Peninsula in the western parts of the municipalities of Stavanger and Sandnes. The entire west and south side of the Gandsfjorden is highly developed and urban as this is the location of the cities of Stavanger and Sandnes, the third largest urban area in Norway. The east side of the fjord is far less developed and it has many mountains and peaks. In the outer parts of the fjord there are several islands including Uskjo, Hundvåg, Vassøy, and the Øyane islands of Stavanger.[1]

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References

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Gandsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-03-31.