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Tysvær municipality coat of arms
Tysvær (Norway)
Basic data
Commune number : 1146
Province  (county) : Rogaland
Administrative headquarters: Aksdal
Coordinates : 59 ° 22 ′  N , 5 ° 33 ′  E Coordinates: 59 ° 22 ′  N , 5 ° 33 ′  E
Surface: 425.48 km²
Residents: 11,065  (Feb 27, 2020)
Population density : 26 inhabitants per km²
Language form : Nynorsk
Mayor : Sigmund Lier  ( Ap ) (2015)
Location in the province of Rogaland
Location of the municipality in the province of Rogaland

Tysvær is a municipality in the Norwegian Fylke Rogaland . The administrative center is in Aksdal. The municipality is centrally located in the Haugaland landscape .

Tysvær borders on Sveio and Vindafjord to the north and Haugesund to the west . The largest mountain in the commune is called Lammenuten ( 631  moh. ). The municipality's coastline is 220 km long.


Because of the poor living conditions in the region, Tysvær emigrated to America in the 19th century. Today a museum commemorates history (“Reisen til Amerika”).

The building blocks from Bausta, Hedlå, Kjempesver, Nessastøene, Øyraneset, Skårvamyrå, Store nessa and Toftøya are in the village.

Near the building stones of Resastaven , the building stones of Erland and those of Grinde


The community center Aksdal is about 13 kilometers southeast of Haugesund. Aksdal is a transport hub. This is where the year-round E 134 via Haukeli to Oslo and the E 39, the coastal road between Stavanger and Bergen , meet. Aksdal has a cinema and a swimming pool.

Web links

Commons : Tysvær  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistisk sentralbyrå - Befolkning