Kvinnherad

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Kvinnherad kommune
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County Hordaland
Landscape Sunnhordland
Municipality NO-1224
Administrative centre Rosendal
Mayor (2003) Bjarne Berge (Tverrpol. samlingsl.)
Official language form Nynorsk
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 90
1,128 km²
1,080 km²
0.35 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 80
13,158
0.29 %
0.3 %
12/km²
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www.kvinnherad.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/english/municipalities/1224)

Kvinnherad is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Kvinnherad is the 5th municipality in size in Hordaland. The largest town is Husnes, with about 6,000 people living in or near the town.

Kvinnherad is situated in Sunnhordland, southwest of the Hardangerfjord. In the southern part of Kvinnherad you will find the typical fjord landscape of western Norway. The areas of Mauranger and Rosendal are said to have about the most beautiful fjord landscape of Hardanger as a whole: narrow fjords, wild water-falls, and the Folgefonna - the third biggest glacier in Norway.

The industry of Kvinnherad is based on the rich water resources within our boundaries. Power production, aluminium production (Sør-Norge Aluminium), sea-farming and shipbuilding (Umoe Scat Harding) all have water as the main basis of production.

Rosendal is the main tourist village in the area, and here is also the administration centre of the municipality. The greatest tourist attraction in Kvinnherad is also found here - the Barony Rosendal- the only one of its kind in Norway. The Barony is a museum, which offers valuable information about an important period of Norwegian history - the time of the Union with Denmark.

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