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Vest-Agder – NO042

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

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More on wikipedia wikidata Q50623 Vest-Agder slovensky: NO042


number of inhabitants2020188 959
population density202027.3
old-age dependency ratio202026.1
demographic pyramid NO042 Vest-Agder

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, Rogaland, Vest-Agder

Neighbours: Aust-Agder, Rogaland

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Vest-Agder – NO042, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PNO042, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164