Source: Statistics Norway.
Traditionally, important shipping routes have passed through the area, and the municipality contains several trading posts dating as far back as Fitjar was separated from Stord in There have been discussions about a possible reunion of the two municipalities, but no decision has been made.
Geography[ edit ] The island municipality of Fitjar lies south of the Selbjørnsfjordenwest of the Langenuen strait, east of the island of Bømlo. Fitjar dating municipality includes over islands, although most are uninhabited. The majority of the residents fitjar dating on the island of Stordthe northern portion of which is in Fitjar.
The southern portion of the island is part of the municipality of Stord. The island municipality of Austevoll lies to the north, across the fjord and the island municipality fitjar dating Tysnes lies across the Langenuen strait to the east, and the island municipality of Bømlo lies to the west.
Stone blocks taken from the old stone church were used as foundations for the present-day church as well as for the walling enclosing the churchyard. The statue was erected in at the one thousand year commemoration of the Battle of Fitjar.