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Kristiansand [²kristjɑnˌsɑn] is a city, municipality and the county capital of Vest-Agder county in Southern Norway. Kristiansand is the fifth largest city in Norway and the municipality is the sixth largest in Norway, with a population of 88 598 as of June 2016. In addition to the city itself, Statistics Norway counts 4 other densely populated areas in the municipality: Skålevik in Flekkerøy with a population of 3,526 in the Vågsbygd borough, Strai with a population of 1,636 in the Grim borough, Justvik with a population of 1,803 in the Lund borough, and Tveit with a population of 1,396 (as of January 2012) in the Oddernes borough. Kristiansand is divided into five boroughs: Grim, which is located northwest in Kristiansand with a population of 15,000; Kvadraturen, which is the centrum and downtown Kristiansand with a population of 5,200; Lund, the second largest borough; Oddernes, a borough located in the west; and Vågsbygd, the largest borough with a population of 36,000, located in the southwest. Kristiansand is connected with four main roads: European Route E18 from Oslo, Aust-Agder and covers the eastern part of Kristiansand; European route E39 from Stavanger, Flekkefjord and the coast towns and villages in Vest-Agder; Norwegian National Road 9 from Evje, Setesdal and Grim; and Norwegian National Road 41 from Telemark, northern Aust-Agder, Birkeland, Tveit and the airport Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik. Varodd Bridge is a large bridge and a part of E18, which stretches over Topdalsfjorden. Tourism is important in Kristiansand, and the summer season is the most popular for tourists. Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement park is the largest zoo in Norway. It receives over 900,000 visitors every year. Markens Street is the main pedestrian street in downtown Kristiansand. Bystranda is a city beach located in Kvadraturen; in addition, Hamresanden beach is the longest beach in Kristiansand. Hamresanden Camping is a popular family camp during the summer season. The city hosts a free concert in downtown Kristiansand once every week in the summer. Outside the city is the industry park Sørlandsparken, which has Sørlandssenteret, the largest mall in Norway.

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Facts and Stats for Kristiansand*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kristiansand

    Know the pollution level of Kristiansand before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Kristiansand: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kristiansand for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kristiansand.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.4 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.81 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.98 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 53.51 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 73.25 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.98 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 64.47 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.35 (High)
  • Living in Kristiansand - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 44.54 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 72.91 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.92 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kristiansand

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kristiansand

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.48 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 109.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 104.55 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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