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Tananger is a village in Sola municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located on the west side of the Stavanger Peninsula between the North Sea and the Hafrsfjorden. It lies about southwest of the city centre of Stavanger. The 4.46km2 village has a population (2015) of 6,377 which gives the village a population density of. The village has grown significantly, more than doubling in size from 1980 until 2015. Tananger Chapel (from 1879) and Tananger Church (from 2002) are both located in the village.HistoryTananger, was used as a safe haven in times of bad weather. It was considered the best and deepest harbour north of Egersund. In 1650, the village was gradually settled, as the local lobster fishing was valued for its worth as an export article. Since then, trading with lobster, fish as well as exclusive articles such as tobacco, coffee, and tea, that came with the bigger ships that sought port in storms, led to the establishment of a customs station under the main customs office in Stavanger in 1777 and it lasted here until 1958. The dangerous rocks in the seas just outside Tananger made the waters so perilous that a Piloting service existed as early as 1679, but was organised in 1720 under national control. Tananger upholds its piloting service to this day, but the customers are mostly supertankers and merchant vessels.
Tananger is in Sola Municipality. To arrange what you want to do in Tananger, use our Norway trip maker.
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