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Vest-Agder - NO042

EU regions: NORGE > Norway > Agder og Rogaland > Vest-Agder

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GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2017104
number of inhabitants2019187 589
population density201827.1
old-age dependency ratio201925.6

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From wikipedia:

Vest-Agder [²vɛstˌɑɡdər] (listen) (West Agder) is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the West and Aust-Agder to the East. In 2016, there were 182,701 inhabitants, which is about 3.5 % of the total population of Norway. Its area is about 7,277 square kilometres (2,810 sq mi). The county administration is located in its largest city, Kristiansand.

Shipping, commerce, and recreation are the main industries here. Compared to other counties of Norway, Vest-Agder is noted for having the highest level of foreign exports. Another international dimension linked to the county is the large-scale emigration to North America that took place from the 1850s and onwards, which resulted in many Americans returning to the county after Norway became prosperous. This feature is particularly predominant in Kvinesdal and Farsund, which maintains strong cultural links with the United States.

General information


The meaning of the name is "(the) western (part of) Agder“. See also: Aust-Agder

Lister og Mandal amt was created on 1 January 1662 and it consisted of the two old lens of Lister and Mandal.

other: Agder og Rogaland, Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Rogaland

neighbours: Aust-Agder, Rogaland


Current statistics

November 2020: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 222976, of which 76472 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.1 % (2.8 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.2 % (12.2 %), Revúca 21.2 % (11.3 %), Kežmarok 19.0 % (9.5 %), Rožňava 17.6 % (9.1 %), Sabinov 16.8 % (8.3 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 3.8 %, Hlohovec 4.1 %, Bratislava I 4.1 %, Ilava 4.5 %, Trenčín 4.5 %