Madla (municipality) Conservative Party (Norway) Norway
Madla kommunedel

Madla og Kvernevik kommunedel
Coat of arms of Madla kommunedel
Coat of arms
Location within Stavanger municipality
Location within Stavanger municipality
Coordinates: 58°57′N 05°39′E / 58.950°N 5.650°E / 58.950; 5.650Coordinates: 58°57′N 05°39′E / 58.950°N 5.650°E / 58.950; 5.650
RegionWestern Norway
 • Total13.87 km2 (5.36 sq mi)
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
 • Total21,234
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4045 Hafrsfjord

Madla is a borough of the city of Stavanger which lies in the southwestern part of the large municipality of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It lies in the western part of the city, along the coast of the Hafrsfjorden. The 13.87-square-kilometre (3,430-acre) borough has a population (2017) of 21,130.[3] This gives the borough a population density of 1,531 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,970/sq mi).[2] The borough was added to the city of Stavanger in 1965 when the old municipality of Madla was merged into the city.[4]

The borough of Madla have several historical landmarks. During the Viking Age (790-1066 AD), the Battle of Hafrsfjord was fought in the fjord of Hafrsfjord around the year of 872. The violent conflict became one of the most significant battles in the history of Norway as Harald Fairhair was declared the first king of Norway as a result of the conflict.[3]

There are three churches in the borough: Revheim Church, Madlamark Church, and Sunde Church.


Although the borders of "neighbourhoods" (delområder) do not correspond exactly to the borough borders, Madla roughly consists of the following neighbourhoods: Madlamark, Hafrsfjord, Kvernevik, and Sunde.


Madla borough is led by a municipal borough council (kommunedelsutvalg). The council consists of 11 members, with the following party allegiances:

Madla og Kvernevik kommunedelsutvalg 2020–2024 [5]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)3
 People's Action No to More Road Tolls
(Folkeaksjonen nei til mer bompenger)
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)3
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
Total number of members:11
Madla bydelsutvalg 2016–2019 [6]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)2
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)1
 Conservative Party (Høyre)2
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)1
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)1
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)1
 Liberal Party (Venstre)1
 Local List(s) (Lokale lister)1
Total number of members:11


  1. ^ "Madla, Stavanger (Rogaland)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Stavanger statistiker - bydeler" (in Norwegian). Stavanger kommune. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Fakta om Madla kommunedel" (in Norwegian). Stavanger Kommune. 2018.
  4. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.
  5. ^ "Madla og Kvernevik kommunedelsutvalg". Stavanger kommune. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Madla bydelsutvalg" (in Norwegian). Stavanger kommune. Retrieved 25 April 2016.