Stavanger is a city in southwestern Norway, located on the Stavanger Peninsula in the county of Rogaland. It is the fourth-largest city in Norway, with a population of around 130,000 people. Stavanger is known as a center for the oil and gas industry, and it is also a major center for offshore petroleum production. The city has many international companies and institutes such as Statoil, Aker Solutions, and the Research Council of Norway’s oil and energy division.
The city has a rich history dating back to the Viking Age, and many historical sites and landmarks can be found throughout the area, such as the Stavanger Cathedral which dates from the 12th century, The Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug, and the Old Stavanger district, a well-preserved collection of 18th and 19th-century wooden houses. Additionally, Stavanger is also known for its picturesque landscape, offering many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and boating. The city also has a vibrant cultural scene, with several museums and galleries, and a lively music and nightlife scene.