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Ålgård is the administrative centre of Gjesdal municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located along the European route E39 highway, about southeast of the city of Sandnes in the Jæren district of the county. The village includes the neighborhoods of Ålgård, Bærland, Fiskebekk, Opstad and Solås. The large lake Edlandsvatnet lies on the south side of the village, emptying into the river Figgjoelva which runs northwest to Sandnes.Ålgård is mostly known for the Kongeparken amusement park, an old wool mill, and a local football team playing in the Norwegian Second Division. The Old Ålgård Church and the new Ålgård Church are both located in the village. There is significant industries in Ålgård, primarily the wood, textile, and clothing industries.PopulationThe 4.04km2 village has a population (2015) of 8,938; which gives the village a population density of. The village of Figgjo, located in neighboring Sandnes municipality sits directly adjacent to Ålgård, just over the municipal border. Statistics Norway considers Ålgård/Figgjo to be one large urban area straddling two municipalities. Together, Ålgård/Figgjo has 10,956 residents.Our Norway trip itinerary builder allows you to schedule your trip to Algard, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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