Sauda is a municipality and town in the county of Rogaland, Norway. Sauda was separated from Suldal in 1842.
The town of Sauda is the fifth largest in Rogaland with 4,290 inhabitants (2006), and the city center is home to Northern Europe's largest melting plant, Eramet Norway AS. It lies in the end of the fjord called Saudafjorden.
Sauda is located at the end of a fjord, with very mountainous terrain, with mountains like Skaulen (1,560 m), and Kyrkjenuten (1,620 m) in proximity.
The town is located only about 2 hours from Stavanger, 3 hours from Bergen, and 5 hours from Oslo. It is also one of the biggest resorts on the west coast of Norway. The town of Sauda is located on flat land, a delta created by the rivers that empty into the fjord just outside the city centre.
Sauda has a fabulous nightlife, which is suited for all adult ages. There are young-adult bars, as well as more mature-adult bars accessible. A movie theater, many tourist attractions and restaurants exist as a way of relaxing after skiing. However, the most highly recommended first stop is the après-ski at Sauda Skisenter. Also notable athletes; alpine racers, and summer-winter athletes call Sauda home! Hildeborg Juvet Hugdal, the Worlds Strongest Woman resides in Sauda.