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Haugesund is located in Rogaland county on the southwest coast of Norway .The city has about 34,000 inhabitants (2010), and most important industries are fishing, shipping and industry. Haugesund is a major trading center for the northern part of Rogaland, and from the harbor, the ferry connection to a host of other places in the county – including Stavanger .
Haugesund has several tourist attractions – including Our Saviour’s Church from 1901 in the Gothic Revival style, Scoring church from 1858, the City Hall from 1931 in neoclassical style, City Hall Park, Haugesund Art Gallery (an exhibition of western art from 1800 – and 1900’s to the present day), Karmsund Folk Museum (culture collection of emphasis on agriculture, shipping, fishing and crafts) – and Dokken, Open air museum – a museum of local history.
National Monument Harald Haugen (“Harald support”) from 1872 is NOK a popular attraction. This is built 3 miles north of downtown, is a memorial to the Viking king Harald Fairhair collection of Norway in 872 AD
Haugesund is famous for its annual events, including the Norwegian Film Festival with the distribution of Amanda Award and Jazz Festival, both of which take place in August.
Otherwise, Haugesund offer beautiful scenery and recreational areas, beaches and friendly shops, cafes and restaurants.
Haugesund Airport is located in Karmøy, ca. 14 km south of downtown.