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Stavanger v Liverpool
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Two capitals of culture, one Liverpool in the UK and the other Stavanger in Norway. How do they compare?

POPULATION

Liverpool
446,000 (2005)
Stavanger
117,000 (with co-hosts Sandnes at 60,507)

UNEMPLOYMENT

Liverpool
5% (unemployment benefit claimants as proportion of working age population)
Stavanger
1.1%

INCOME (DIRECT COMPARISON UNAVAILABLE)

North West England
16,234 (Gross Valued Added per head)
Stavanger
320,000 kroner (30,400) "median income"

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Liverpool
Man 74, woman 78
Stavanger
Man 77, woman 82

FOOTBALL TEAMS

Liverpool
Liverpool (18 league titles, five European cups), Everton (nine league titles)
Stavanger
Viking FK (eight league titles)

ORCHESTRAS

Liverpool
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Stavanger
Stavanger Symfoniorkester

MAJOR ART GALLERIES

Liverpool
Walker Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool
Stavanger
Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Rogaland Kunstsenter

MAJOR ARTIST

Liverpool
George Stubbs, painter of Whistlejacket
Stavanger
Jan Groth, New York-based modern artist




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