Stavanger is one of Norway's most populous municipalities with over 100,000 inhabitants. Stavanger's city centre doesn't seem very big, but the advantages are that it's easy to get around on foot and therefore an excellent opportunity to enjoy the city's sights from street level. The central shopping street is set in an area surrounded by older wooden buildings with narrow and charming alleyways, take a trip past Kirkegata and see if you can squeeze some shopping into an otherwise tight schedule.
Since the North Sea's first oil field was discovered in 1969, Stavanger has been a cultural capital, it also became a university town and has also attracted a lot of international workers. In other words, Stavanger has transformed itself into an exciting city with a wealth of cultural experiences and a vibrant nightlife.
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