Sola is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Jæren. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Solakrossen. Other villages include Tananger, Hålandsmarka, Sørnes, and Stenebyen. Stavanger Airport is located in Sola, just a short distance from the large Stavanger/Sandnes metropolitan area. The 69-square-kilometre (27 sq mi) municipality is the 402nd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Sola is the 41st most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 26,016. The municipality's population density is 378 inhabitants per square kilometre (980/sq mi) and its population has increased by 25.9% over the last decade.In the western part of Sola, there are 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) of long, sandy beaches facing the North Sea. With usually ample supplies of wind and waves, the sandy beaches are a popular place for windsurfing.