100,000 people (as of 2009). Dramatist and play-write Jon Fosse was born in Haugesund. Today the herring is long gone, and the town is turning more and more towards the petroleum industry, like its neighbouring town to the south, Stavanger. Harald Fairhair lived at, avaldsnes, very close to the modern town of Haugesund. Retrieved Furuly, Jan Gunnar. The town is the main population centre of the. The Norwegian International Film Festival has since 1973 been held in Haugesund, premiering and showing international and Norwegian films. See also edit References edit "Navn p steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian).
12 Risybrua seen from Risy. This leaves about 2,000 residents of Haugesund that live outside the town of Haugesund in the rural portion of the municipality. However, this has led to a decline of the trade and shopping activity in the town centre. Gytkjr 63' Bruno Leite 20, ibrahima Kone 12, eirik Holmen Johansen 2, grorud 4, hansen 56'. 13 The Norwegian airline Coast Air was based at Haugesund airport, but filed for bankruptcy on 14 The European Route hus kongsberg E39 bypasses Haugesund to the east, passing through Aksdal.