Stord is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway.
Stord was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Fitjar was separated from Stord in 1860. Valestrand was separated from Stord in 1868.
The municipality is the one with the highest population in the district of Sunnhordland. Stord was declared a town in 1997.
Stord is also the name of the island on which the municipality is located. The island consists of two municipalities, Stord in the south, and Fitjar in the north.
In addition to the southern part of the Stord island, the municipality includes the islands of Huglo, Storsøya og Føyno.
Aker Kværner Stord, situated south of Leirvik, is the largest wharf in Norway. Aker Kværner Stord has built and mated the biggest oil production plattforms in the world, Gullfaks C and Troll.
An extensive tunnel and bridge system, Trekantsambandet, connected Stord to the mainland and to Bømlo on April 30 2001.
Stord is sometimes called "Norway in miniature" - as it has such a variety of landscapes: The coastline, fjords, forests, agricultural land and a beautiful mountain area.
The famous jazz musican Nils Henrik Sagvåg comes from Stord and has attributed a lot to the community with his music.
The official airport in Stord is Stord Airport, Sørstokken. (...) more…
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