Sola is a municipality situated in the county of Rogaland, in the south western part of Norway. Approximately 27 000 people live in Sola. The municipality is famous for its beautiful nature, dominated by sandy beaches and the fjord Hafrsfjord. It also has a rich history dating back to the Viking age.
Stavanger airport is located here, as well as Risavika offshore terminal. Sola is also known for a rich cultural life through Sola kulturhus - a theatre and concert venue that also houses a library.
Norway has three levels of government. The Central Government and Parliament at national level, the County Authorities (fylkeskommune) at regional level, and the Municipalities at a local level.
The Municipalities are responsible for a variety of services like day care facilities, child welfare, primary and secondary schools, public libraries, primary health care, care for the elderly and disabled, municipal roads, water supply, sewerage, garbage collection and disposal, organisation of land use within the municipality e.g. the laying out of land for industrial or commercial use or housing.
Sola municipality is part of a fire department collaboration together with other municipalities. Read more here.
The 11 counties of Norway represent the regional level. They are, among other things, responsible for dental services and high schools (16-18 years). You can read more about Rogaland County Municipality on their website.