Place:Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway

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NameHjelmeland
TypeMunicipality
Located inRogaland, Norway
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is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Ryfylke. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hjelmelandsvågen. Other villages in the municipality include Fister, Årdal, and Jøsenfjorden.

Hjelmeland is known for its fruit (apples, pears, plums, cherries and strawberries) and fish production. Salmon has been important for the fish industry in Hjelmeland for a couple of decades, but white fish such as cod and halibut has increased its value in the latter years.

The municipality is the 95th largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Hjelmeland is the 281st most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,708. The municipality's population density is and its population has increased by exactly 0.0% over the last decade.

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