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Encyclopedia > Bergen, Norway
Bergen kommune
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality NO-1201
Administrative centre Bergen
Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H)
Official language form Neutral
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 215
465 km²
445 km²
0.14 %
Population
 - Total (2006)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 2
242,854
5.19 %
8.0 %
534/km²
Coordinates adm2nd_region:NO-1201 60°22′N 5°24′E
www.bergen.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File linksMetadata Bk_logo. ... Image File history File links Location map of Bergen, Norway File links The following pages link to this file: Bergen, Norway ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Midhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the mid regions of the county Hordaland. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... Herman Friele (b. ... Høyre - Norwegian Conservative Party The Conservative Party (norwegian Høyre, H, meaning right) is a Norwegian party. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

Coordinates: adm2nd_region:NO-1201 60°22′N 5°24′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Bergen is the second largest city in Norway in the county of Hordaland, Norway. The population of Bergen proper (municipality) is 243,219 as of July 1st 2006 according to Statistics Norway. [1] The city is divided into 8 boroughs, Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad and Åsane. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... The village of Arna lies on the eastern slopes of the Taygetos mountain range, at an altitude of 700m to 850m (2,300 to 2,800 feet). ... Bergenhus is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Fana is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... LaksevÃ¥g is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Ytrebygda is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Ã…rstad can mean: Ã…rstad, Norway, a borough of Bergen, Norway Ã…rstad Hundred, a hundred of Hallandia in Sweden Category: ... Ã…sane is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ...


The population of Bergen metropolitan area is 369,099 as of January 1st 2006 according to Statistics Norway and comprises the city proper, suburbs and neighbouring rural communities. [2] A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ...


The city is located on the south-western coast of Norway, in the county of Hordaland, with its center situated between a group of mountains known collectively as de syv fjell ("the seven mountains"). Bergen is recognized as the unofficial capital of the region known as West Norway, and also recognized and marketed as the gateway city to the world famous fjords of Norway and for that reason it has become Norway's largest – and one of Europe's largest cruise ship ports of call. Furthermore Bergen's inter-municipal harbour is by far Norway's largest port and also one of Europe's largest ports according to the inter-municipal company Port of Bergen, [3] handling more than 50% of all cargo handled in Norway in 2005. De syv fjell (The seven mountains) surround the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Lysefjorden in Norway A fjord (pronounced FEE-ord or fyord, SAMPA: [fi:3:d] or [faI3:d]; sometimes written fiord) is a glacially overdeepened valley, usually narrow and steep-sided, extending below sea level and filled with salt water. ...


Time magazine chose to name the city one of Europe's 14 "secret capitals" (August 2004), where Bergen's capital reign is within maritime businesses and activities such as aquaculture and marine research, with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) (second largest in Europe) as the leading institution. Bergen is also the main base for the Royal Norwegian Navy (at Haakonsvern) and its international airport Flesland is the main heliport for the huge Norwegian North Sea oil and gas industry, from where thousands of offshore workers commute to their work places onboard the many oil and gas rigs and platforms. (Clockwise from upper left) Notable Time magazine covers from the dates May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... Haakonsvern is the main base of the Royal Norwegian Navy and the largest naval base in the Nordic area. ... Bergen Airport, Flesland is the airport in Bergen, Norway, located 19 km south of downtown. ...


Bergen was one of nine European cities honoured with the title European Capital of Culture in 2000. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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History

The city of Bergen was founded by king Olav Kyrre in the year 1070 AD. Bergen celebrated its 900th anniversary in 1970. The city was one of the most important cities of Scandinavia during the middle ages. In 1163 (or 1164) the first coronation of any of the Scandinavian countries took place here as Magnus Erlingsson was crowned King of Norway[4]. Towards the end of the thirteenth century, Bergen became one of the Hanseatic League's most important bureau cities. Olaf III Haraldsson Kyrre (d. ... Events Hereward the Wake begins a Saxon revolt in the Fens of eastern England. ... Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe named after the Scandinavian Peninsula. ... // Events Owain Gwynedd is recognized as ruler of Wales. ... Events Count Henry I of Champagne marries Marie de Champagne. ... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran in 1967. ... Magnus Erlingsson (1156-1184). ... This article is a list of rulers of Norway up until the present, including: The Norwegian kingdom (with the Faroe Islands) The Union with Iceland and Greenland (1262-1814) The Norwegian kingdom (with Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands 1262-1814) The Union of Sweden and Norway (1319-1343) The... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Carta marina of Baltic Sea (1539). ...


The main reason for Bergen's importance was the trade with dried cod from the northern Norwegian coast, starting up around 1100. The German Hanseatic merchants lived in their own separate quarter of town, where Low German was spoken, enjoying exclusive rights to trade with the northern fishermen that each summer sailed to Bergen. Today, one still gets a feel of this at the quayside of Bergen called Bryggen, today on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. Carta marina of Baltic Sea (1539). ... Low German (also called Plattdeutsch, Plattdüütsch or Low Saxon, Old Saxon) is a name for the regional language varieties of the Low Germanic languages spoken mainly in northern Germany, and eastern Netherlands. ... Bryggen in Bergen Built after 1702 Bryggen (Norwegian, The Wharf), also known as Tyskerbryggen (the German Wharf) is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


In 1349, the Black Death was introduced to Norway by the crew of an English ship arriving in Bergen. In the 15th century the city was several times attacked by the Victual Brothers, and in 1429 they succeeded in burning the royal castle and much of the city. In 1536, the king was able to force the German merchants to become Norwegian citizens or return home, heralding a decline in the German influence. In 1665, the city's harbour was the site of the bloody Battle of Vågen, between English ships on the one side and Dutch ships supported by the city's garrison on the other. Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, Bergen remained the biggest city in the Nordic countries, and it remained Norway's biggest city until 1850, when overtaken by Oslo. Bergen retained its monopoly of trade of Northern Norway until 1789. // Events January 9 - The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland is rounded up and incinerated, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing bubonic plague. ... Illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible (1411). ... The Victual Brothers resp. ... Events January 10 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, founds the European Order of the Golden Fleece February 12 - Battle of Rouvray (or of the Herrings). English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the Earl of Suffolks army at Orleans from attack by... Events March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... Combatants Dutch Republic (supported by Norwegian fortress) England Commanders Dutch: Pieter de Bitter Norwegian: Claus von Ahlefeldt Sir Thomas Teddiman Casualties 100 Dutch casualties, 8 Norwegian casualties, 10 civilians 500 The Battle of VÃ¥gen was a naval battle between a Dutch merchant fleet and an English fleet of warships... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² {{{arealand}}} km² 0. ...


In 1916 parts of the city centre were destroyed by a devastating fire, the last of many such fires throughout the city's history. During World War II, the city was occupied on the first day of the German invasion on 9 April 1940, after a brief fight between German ships and Norwegian coastal artillery. On 20 April 1944, during the German occupation, a Dutch cargo ship anchored off the Bergenhus fortress, loaded with over 120 tons of explosives, blew up, killing at least 150 people and damaging historic buildings. The city was also subject to some allied bombing raids, aiming at German naval installations in the harbour. Some of these led to civilian casualties numbering over 100. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the use of images on this page may require cleanup, involving adjustment of image placement, formatting, size, or other adjustments. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Bergenhus is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ...


In 1972, Bergen was unified with neighbouring municipalities (Arna, Fana, Laksevåg and Åsane), abolishing its county status and getting its present boundaries. Population figures from 2002. ...


The name

The Norse forms of the name was Bergvin and Bjørgvin. The first element is berg n or bjørg n 'mountain' - the last element is vin f 'pasture, meadow'. The meaning is then 'the meadow among the mountains'. (A suitable name: Bergen is often called 'the city among the seven mountains'.) Norse is related to Scandinavia, and may mean: Ancient Norse mythology Medieval Norsemen, i. ...


There are about one thousand names in Norway composed with the element -vin, and they all are pronounced with the second tone. The only exception is the name Bergen (which are pronounced with the first tone). The course of this is probably the German influence in the city.


In 1918 there was a campaign to reintroduce the Norse form Bjørgvin as the name of the city, but this was turned down. But as a compromise the name of the diocese was changed to Bjørgvin bispedømme.


Cityscape

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Lille Lungegårdsvannet in downtown Bergen. The city hall is visible on the right hand side

The oldest part of the city is on the north side of the bay of Vågen. Here you find Bryggen, a number of old, wooden houses from the early 18th century, the product of rebuilding after a fire in 1702, done in the style of the medieval buildings that stood on the site before the fire. Six houses (to the left, see picture) were rebuilt after a fire in 1955. The Saint Mary Church is the oldest building in Bergen, parts of it dating from around 1130. Two other churches, the Cathedral and the Korskirken church are also medieval, although modified later. The fortress of Bergenhus has a number of interesting buildings, notably the Haakon's Hall royal hall from the 1260s, and the Rosenkrantz Tower, built around a medieval fortification in the 1560s. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3387x2212, 1866 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bergen, Norway User:Snorri-m Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3387x2212, 1866 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bergen, Norway User:Snorri-m Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Bryggen in Bergen Built after 1702 Bryggen (Norwegian, The Wharf), also known as Tyskerbryggen (the German Wharf) is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. ... Bergenhus fortress (Norwegian Bergenhus festning) is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. ... Haakons Hall (HÃ¥konshallen) is a medieval stone hall in Bergen, Norway. ... The Rosenkrantz Tower in Bergen The Rosenkrantz Tower (Norwegian RosenkrantztÃ¥rnet) is a prominent landmark in Bergen, Norway, one of the most prominent buildings of Bergenhus fortress. ...


A popular tourist attraction is the open air fishmarket on the harbour. Further down you find the main shopping area, rebuilt after a fire in 1916 in art nouveau and functionalism, around the main square Torgalmenningen. Several old quarters of white, wooden houses are patched in and around the centre, notably in Nordnes, Marken and Sandviken. Nygårdshøyden is a quaint area with a large number of buildings from about 1900, many with neoclassical facades. Some parts of Bergen have been rebuilt after WWII due to English bombing, an explosion accident and unthoughtful city planning. Whole blocks of ancient wooden houses are still regularly demolished in the city centre, most recently in Nøstet and Krinkelkroken. Strolling around in Bergen will generally reveal areas of very differing architecture. Lazienkowski Palace in Warsaw The neoclassical movement that produced Neoclassical architecture began in the mid-18th century, as a reaction against both the surviving Baroque and Rococo styles, and as a desire to return to the perceived purity of the arts of Rome, the more vague perception (ideal) of Ancient... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...


Visitors should not miss the ride with the funicular up to Mount Fløyen, where one is rewarded with a splendid view over the city and the fabled seven mountains. From here, it's also possible to hike in a huge area of spectacular and largely untouched scenery. The aquarium with seals, penguins and fish from the area is also popular.

Panoramic view of Bryggen
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Panoramic view of Bryggen

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (10606x1598, 4522 KB) Beschreibung Description: The old Brygge buildings in Bergen, Norway Source: picture taken by author Date: created 2005-08-18. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (10606x1598, 4522 KB) Beschreibung Description: The old Brygge buildings in Bergen, Norway Source: picture taken by author Date: created 2005-08-18. ... Bryggen in Bergen Built after 1702 Bryggen (Norwegian, The Wharf), also known as Tyskerbryggen (the German Wharf) is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. ...

Administration

View of Bergen from Fløyen
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View of Bergen from Fløyen
Brick houses built 1901 after a fire at Bryggen
Brick houses built 1901 after a fire at Bryggen
The old stock exchange building in the city centre
The old stock exchange building in the city centre
The shopping street Strandgaten
The shopping street Strandgaten
A typical summer day in Bergen
A typical summer day in Bergen
White wooden houses in Bergen
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White wooden houses in Bergen

Since 2000, the city of Bergen is governed by a city government (byråd) based on the principle of parliamentarism. The government consists of 5 government members called commissioners, and is appointed by the city council, which is the supreme authority of the city. Since the local elections of 2003 the city has been ruled by a centre-right coalition of Høyre (conservatives), the Christian Democrats and Venstre (liberals). The conservative party member Herman Friele has been mayor, while conservative Monica Mæland is the leader of the city government, the most powerful political position in Bergen. ImageMetadata File history File links Bergen-View. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Bergen-View. ... Fløyen Fløyen or Fløyfjellet (originally written Fløien) is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bryggen_in_Bergen_Norway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bryggen_in_Bergen_Norway. ... Bryggen in Bergen Built after 1702 Bryggen (Norwegian, The Wharf), also known as Tyskerbryggen (the German Wharf) is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. ... Image File history File links Bergen. ... Image File history File links Bergen. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 244 KB) Summary Strandgaten i Bergen. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1067, 244 KB) Summary Strandgaten i Bergen. ... Bergen, Norway on a typical summer day Photo taken by Leif Knutsen, 1990 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bergen, Norway on a typical summer day Photo taken by Leif Knutsen, 1990 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2142x2856, 2023 KB) Summary White wooden houses in Bergen. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2142x2856, 2023 KB) Summary White wooden houses in Bergen. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Conservative Party (Høyre, H, meaning right) is a Norwegian political party. ... This article is part of the Politics of Norway series. ... Venstre (sometimes referred to as the Liberal Party of Norway in international context) is a liberal party in Norway, subscribing to social-liberalism. ... Herman Friele (b. ...


Climate

See also: Geography of Norway

Bergen is renowned for its plentiful rainfall (and has been nicknamed the City of Rain or the Seattle of Europe), which makes up most of the 2250 mm (88 in) yearly average precipitation. The highest 24 hour rainfall wich have been measured is 192.2 mm. For some years there were paraplyautomater (umbrella vending machines) installed in the streets, however, they did not turn out to be a success. A joke is told in Bergen about a tourist asking a local boy if it ever stops raining. "I don't know," replies the boy, "I'm only twelve." Bergen is one of the warmest cities in Norway, thanks to the Gulf Stream. 10°C and rain can happen both in January and July. The warmest temperature ever recorded is 31.8°C, the coldest ever recorded is -16.3°C. Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea in southwest, the North Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Barents Sea to the northeast, and Sweden to the east. ... Rain falling For other uses see Rain (disambiguation). ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ...


Universities and research

The University of Bergen (UiB) [5] is known for its strong marine biology and geology (petroleum) research. Recently the university was awarded three national centers of excellence [6] in climate research [7], petroleum research [8] and medieval studies [9]. In December 2004, billionaire Trond Mohn donated 250 million NOK to the University as research funding. Only months later (April 2005), he added an additional NOK 50 million. UiB has approximately 17,000 students and 2,500 staff. The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) is located in Bergen, Norway. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trond Mohn (born 3 March 1943) is a Norwegian billionaire and one of the leading corporate icons of Bergen. ...


Bergen University College [10] offers studies of high quality directed towards specific professions. The college is organised in 3 faculties: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. HiB has approximately 6,000 students and 600 staff. Bergen University College is a state institution of higher education, established in August 1994 by the merging of six former independent colleges in Bergen, Norway. ...


Bergen is also home of the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) [11], a leading school of business and economics in Norway. Finn E. Kydland, the last (2004) of three Norwegian laureates of the "Nobel Prize" in economy, has studied and lectured at this school. NHH has approximately 2,800 students and 300 staff. NHH, in English sometimes also referred to as the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, was founded in 1936. ... Finn E. Kydland (born 1943) is a Norwegian economist. ... The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (in Swedish Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field of economics. ...


Bergen Architect School (BAS) [12], funded in 1986 by architect Svein Hatløy, has one of Scandinavias most leading and progressive alternative programs, with successful graduants like 3RW arkitekter [13]and Tommie Wilhemsen [14].


The Naval Academy of the Royal Norwegian Navy is located at Laksevaag in Bergen.


The Chr. Michelsen Institute is also located in Bergen. Founded in 1930 it has become one of Scandinavia's major independent research institutes on human rights and development issues. The Chr. ...


Since 1900, the Norwegian Fisheries Investigations ("Norske Fiskeriundersøgelser") was located in Bergen. Today this is known as The Institute of Marine Research, an internationally renowned institution for marine research Norwegian Institute of Marine Research[15] The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is a Norwegian governmental institution carrying out marine research. ...


Commerce and industry

Main businesses in Bergen are:

  • a large oil industry
  • banking services
  • TV industry (TV 2 - the largest commercial TV station's headquarters)
  • deep sea operations
  • fishing operations
  • large vessel harbour
  • university (approx. 17,000 students)
  • Bergen University College (6,000 students)
  • hotel services
  • largest cruise vessel harbour in northern Europe
  • tourism

The TV 2 logo TV 2 is Norways most viewed commercial television station. ... The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) is located in Bergen, Norway. ...

Transportation

Bergen has an international airport, Bergen Airport, Flesland, with direct flights to many European cities. The Bergensbanen railway line runs east to Voss, Geilo, Hønefoss and Oslo. Public transportation is provided by Gaia Trafikk and Hardanger Sunnhordlandske Dampskipsselskap (HSD). Local train transport to Arna is provided by Norges Statsbaner. There is also a funicular (Fløibanen) and an aerial tramway (Ulriksbanen). The tram system was closed in 1965, although a museum line still operates on Møhlenpris. A modern light rail line connecting the city centre with Nesttun and Bergen Airport is in the works and has been passed by Stortinget. Among the fleet of about 450 buses are 8 trolleybuses (two of them are dual-mode buses), making Bergen the only city in north-west Europe to have them. Bergen Airport, Flesland is the airport in Bergen, Norway, located 19 km south of downtown. ... The Bergensbanen on the Hardangervidda near Finse. ... County Hordaland District Municipality NO-1235 Administrative centre Vossevangen Mayor (2003) Bjørn Christensen (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 38 1,806 km² 1,732 km² 0. ... Geilo is a center in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. ... Hønefoss is a town in Norway, administratively part of, and also centre of, the municipality Ringerike. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² {{{arealand}}} km² 0. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Gaia Trafikk is the largest public transportation provider in Bergen, Norway and Os. ... An HSD bus. ... The village of Arna lies on the eastern slopes of the Taygetos mountain range, at an altitude of 700m to 850m (2,300 to 2,800 feet). ... For other uses, see NSB (disambiguation). ... Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California with gantlet track configuration Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with full length parallel tracks The Gütschbahn in Lucerne, Switzerland – from an 1893 guidebook A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of... Fløibanen at Fjellveien station Fløibanen is one of Bergens major tourist attractions and one of Norways most visited attractions. ... Cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps. ... TW2000 car in Hanover Volkswagen Cargo-Tram in Dresden on a section of grassed track. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Nesttun is a location in Bergen, Norway. ... The Storting main building The Storting, or Stortinget, (the Great Assembly), is the parliament of Norway, and is located in Oslo. ...


Eastbound, highway E16 runs to Voss, Valdres and Oslo. Along the coast, highway E39 runs south to Haugesund, Stavanger and Kristiansand, and north to Førde, Ålesund, Molde and Trondheim. Express buses ply both highways, as well as serving numerous other destinations. County Hordaland District Municipality NO-1235 Administrative centre Vossevangen Mayor (2003) Bjørn Christensen (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 38 1,806 km² 1,732 km² 0. ... View over Begnadalen from Lærskogen, with the large woodland ranging all over to Randsfjorden on the left and Hedalsfjella in the right background Valdres is a landscape in central, southern Norway, situated between Gudbrandsdal and Hallingdal. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² {{{arealand}}} km² 0. ... County Sogn og Fjordane Landscape Sunnfjord Municipality NO-1432 Administrative centre Førde Mayor (2003) Nils Gjerland (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 186 586 km² 553 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Sunnmøre Municipality NO-1504 Administrative centre Ã…lesund Mayor (2003) Arve Tonning (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 388 98 km² 93 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Romsdal Municipality NO-1502 Administrative centre Molde Mayor (2005) Jan Petter Hammerø (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 254 363 km² 355 km² 0. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ...


The Norwegian coastal steamer service Hurtigruten originates in Bergen, running north to Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø and Kirkenes. Passenger catamarans run from Bergen south to Haugesund and Stavanger, and north to Sognefjorden and Nordfjord. Car ferries connect to Hanstholm and Hirtshals in Denmark, Lerwick and Newcastle in the United Kingdom, Tórshavn on the Faroe Islands, and Seyðisfjörður on Iceland. MS Midnatsol Hurtigruten is the name of a Norwegian coastal transport service which is over a hundred years old. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... An arm of the Sognefjord Sognefjorden (or Sognefjord, the suffix -en is a form of the definite article in the Norwegian language) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. ... Nordfjord is a fjord and a traditional district in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in Western Norway. ... Hanstholm is the name used for a small elevated area in Hanstholm municipality of Viborg County, located in the northern part of Denmark. ... Hirtshals Hirtshals is a municipality in northern Denmark, in the county of North Jutland on the top of peninsula of Jutland (→ Vendsyssel). ... Location within the British Isles The Market Cross,Central Lerwick Lerwick is the only burgh and main port of the Shetland Islands, found more than 160 km (100 miles) off the north coast of mainland Scotland. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... The peninsula Tinganes is seat of the Faroese Government in Tórshavn. ... Image:Seyðisfjörður pos. ...


Culture and sports

Bergen is also an important cultural centre in its region and in Norway, maybe best known for hosting the annual Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen) [16]. The city is home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded in 1765 and is one of the world's oldest orchestral institutions. The orchestra performs regularly at the 1,500 seat Grieg Hall [17]. Bergen was a European Capital of Culture in 2000. Other main cultural events include Nattjazz and Bergenfest (formerly Ole Blues). // History Norways Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra was established in 1765 under the name Det Musicalske Selskab (The Musical Society), and is one of the worlds oldest orchestral institutions. ... The Grieg Hall (Grieghallen) is a 1,500 seat concert hall in Bergen, Norway. ... The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


In addition, there are numerous amateur bands in Bergen and the surrounding communities, performing regularly throughout the city. They generally fall within two distinct categories: brass bands, following the British band tradition, and Janitsjar or wind bands, which include both woodwind and brass instruments. Both of these types of bands tend to be quite competitive, and the Grieg Hall in Bergen is home to the annual Norwegian Brass Band Championships, which takes place in late winter. The Lochgelly Band, a Scottish colliery band, circa 1890 A brass band is a musical group consisting mostly of brass instruments, often with a percussion section. ... A wind band, also called concert band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, or wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of several members of the woodwind instrument family, brass instrument family and percussion instrument family. ...


Bergen is also home to Buekorps, a prominent feature in the city's Constitution Day celebrations. One of Bergens buekorps Buekorps (literally Bow Corps or Archery Brigade) are traditional marching youth organizations in Bergen, Norway. ... The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday each year. ...


In the late 1990s and early 2000s many pop and rock artists from Bergen became famous, at home and abroad. Many of these were connected to the small record label Tellé. In the domestic press this became known as the Bergen Wave. Musicians and bands from Bergen include Annie, Burzum, Erlend Øye, Kings of Convenience, Röyksopp, and Sondre Lerche. See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Bergen Wave was a term used by the Norwegian press for the emergence of succesful bands from Bergen in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. ... Norwegian pop singer Annie Anne Lilia Berge Strand (born November 21, 1977 in Trondheim, Norway), better known by her stage name Annie, is a pop artist and DJ from Bergen, Norway. ... Burzum began in 1987 as a prominent Norwegian black metal solo project. ... Erlend Øye is a Norwegian musician from Bergen, best known for being part of the pop duo Kings of Convenience together with Eirik Glambek Bøe. ... Kings of Convenience are an indie folk-pop duo from Bergen, Norway. ... Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge Röyksopp (sometimes misspelt as Royksopp or Røyksopp) are an electronic music duo based in Bergen, Norway composed of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge. ... Sondre Lerche (born September 5, 1982, in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian singer, guitarist and songwriter with a unique folk/pop style. ...


Bergen has a small but thriving scene for contemporary art, most notably centered around BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Kunsthall, United Sardines Factory, USF and Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, BEK.


The biggest football team, S.K. Brann, plays in the Norwegian Premier League (2006), while Løv-Ham Fotball plays in first division. The biggest women's football team is Arna Bjørnar. Bergen also hosts the Fyllingen football team, based in the Fyllingsdalen borough, currently playing in second division. Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... SK Brann (most often called Brann, sometimes (incorrectly) Brann Bergen) is a Norwegian football club from the city of Bergen. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Løv-Ham is a sports club from Fyllingsdalen in Bergen, Norway. ... Adeccoligaen is the second highest division of the Norwegian professional football league. ... Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ...


Famous people from Bergen

Trond Torleivsson Benkestok (born 1490, dead 1558 in Bergen) was a Norwegian nobleman (knight) and commander at Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen. ... Events Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell, Martí Joan De Galba is published. ... Events January 7 - French troops led by Francis, Duke of Guise take Calais, the last continental possession of England July 13 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. ... Dorothe Engelbretsdotter (born January 16, 1634 in Bergen, died February 19, 1713 in Bergen), was daughter of Engelbret Jørgenssøn and Anna Wrangel. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Events France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Empire and Spain. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer Welhaven, (December 22, 1807- October 21, 1873), Norwegian poet and critic, was born at Bergen, the son of a pastor, in 1807. ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ole Bull Ole Bull Ole Borneman Bull (February 5, 1810 – August 17, 1880) was a Norwegian violinist. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Gerhard Henrick Armauer Hansen (July 29, 1841 - February 12, 1912) was a Norwegian physician, remembered for his identification of Mycobacterium leprae as the causative agent of leprosy in 1873. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Edvard Grieg Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843 – September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the romantic period. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen (March 15, 1857 – June 29, 1925) was a Norwegian statesman. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Carl Joachim Hambro (usually C.J. Hambro) (January 5, 1885 – 15 December 1964) was a leading politician from the Norwegian Conservative Party. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Arnulf Øverland (April 27, 1889 - March 25, 1968) was a Norwegian author born in Kristiansund and raised in Bergen. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jens Tryggve Herman Gran (January 20, 1889 - January 8, 1980) was a Norwegian aviator, explorer and author. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Johan Nordahl Brun Grieg (1902-1943) was a Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, and journalist. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Torborg Nedreaas (born November 13, 1906 in Bergen, Norway died June 30 1987) was a Norwegian author who debuted with the collection of short stories Bak skapet stÃ¥r øksen in 1945. ... The Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature (Den norske Kritikerprisen for litteratur or Kritikerprisen) is awarded by the Norwegian Literature Critics Associaiton (Norsk Litteraturkritikerlag) and has been awarded every year since 1950. ... Leif Andreas Larsen (9 January 1906 - 12 October 1990), popularly known as Shetlands Larsen, was probably the most famous of the men that operated the Shetland Bus escape route during WWII. Escaping Norway in February 1941 in the fishing boat MOTIG 1, he trained with the Linge Company, and... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Roald Kniksen Jensen (January 13, 1943 - October 6, 1987) was one of Norways best-ever football players. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Terje Rød-Larsen (born November 22, 1947) is a Norwegian diplomat and sociologist. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Jan Eggum (born on December 8, 1951 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has been active since 1975. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Terje Hauge Terje Hauge (born October 5, 1965 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian football referee. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Sissel Kyrkjebø Sissel Kyrkjebø (born June 24, 1969 in Bergen, Norway), also known as just Sissel, is a Norwegian singer. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Varg Vikernes Varg Qisling Larssøn Vikernes, born Kristian Vikernes on February 11, 1973, outside of Bergen, Norway, is a musician currently imprisoned for the 1993 murder of Øystein Euronymous Aarseth. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Erlend Øye is a Norwegian musician from Bergen, best known for being part of the pop duo Kings of Convenience together with Eirik Glambek Bøe. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Eirik Glambek Bøe born October 20th 1975 is from Bergen Norway and is a musician, writer and vocalist, best known for being part of the pop duo Kings of Convenience together with Erlend Øye. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of CD A Part Of Me Kurt Erik Nilsen ( September 29, 1978 in Bergen, Norway), won the Norwegian version of the television show Pop Idol, aired on TV 2 in May 2003. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Sondre Lerche (born September 5, 1982, in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian singer, guitarist and songwriter with a unique folk/pop style. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... This article is about the year. ... Roger Infernus Tiegs is the guitarist and only remaining original member of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. ... A photo of Abbath from the Sons of Northern Darkness Photo shoot. ... Norwegian pop singer Annie Anne Lilia Berge Strand (born November 21, 1977 in Trondheim, Norway), better known by her stage name Annie, is a pop artist and DJ from Bergen, Norway. ...

Twin cities

Bergen has several sister cities. They are: This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

Gothenburg (Swedish: ) ) is a city and municipality in the province Västergötland on the west-coast of Sweden. ... Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper Sub-region Turku City manager Mikko Pukkinen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 311th 245. ... The cityhall of Ã…rhus. ... For other places named Newcastle or New Castle, see Newcastle (disambiguation). ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Asmara is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea, home to a population of around 579,000 people. ...

See also

The Eurovision Song Contest 1986 was the 31st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 3, 1986 in Bergen, Norway. ... The old Norröna in Tórshavn Harbour, 1997 Smyril Line is a Faroese shipping company, linking the Faroe Islands with neighbouring countries. ...

External links

  • The World Heritage City Bergen
  • Bergen Guide
  • Bergensposten Pictures from Bergen
Preceded by:
Weimar
European Capital of Culture
2000
with eight other cities
Succeeded by:
Porto and
Rotterdam


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Boroughs of Bergen

Arna | Bergenhus | Fana | Fyllingsdalen | Laksevåg | Ytrebygda | Årstad | Åsane Arna is a suburb of Bergen, Norway. ... Bergenhus is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Fana is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... LaksevÃ¥g is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Ytrebygda is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Ã…rstad is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... Ã…sane is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ...


Municipalities of Hordaland Hordaland coat of arms

Askøy | Austevoll | Austrheim | Bergen | Bømlo | Eidfjord | Etne | Fedje | Fitjar | Fjell | Fusa | Granvin | Jondal | Kvam | Kvinnherad | Lindås | Masfjorden | Meland | Modalen | Odda | Os | Osterøy | Radøy | Samnanger | Stord | Sund | Sveio | Tysnes | Ullensvang | Ulvik | Vaksdal | Voss | Øygarden Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 433 municipalities (kommuner). ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... County Hordaland Landscape Midhordland Municipality NO-1247 Administrative centre Kleppestø Mayor (2003) Kari Manger (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 386 100 km² 94 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Midhordland Municipality NO-1244 Administrative centre Storebø Mayor (2003) Helge Andre NjÃ¥stad (Frp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 376 117 km² 114 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Nordhordland Municipality NO-1264 Administrative centre Austrheim Mayor (2003) Ole Lysø (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 420 57 km² 57 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Sunnhordland Municipality NO-1219 Administrative centre Svortland Mayor (2003) Inge Reidar KallevÃ¥g (H) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 307 246 km² 235 km² 0. ... Eidfjord is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. ... County Hordaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-0434 Administrative centre Etnesjøen Mayor (2003) Amund Enge (H) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 148 735 km² 693 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Nordhordland Municipality NO-1265 Administrative centre Fedje Mayor (2003) Erling Walderhaug (H) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 431 9 km² 9 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Sunnhordland Municipality NO-1222 Administrative centre Fitjar Mayor (2003) Agnar Aarskog (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 361 143 km² 135 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1246 Administrative centre Straume Mayor (2003) Jan Utkilen (Sotralista) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 358 148 km² 141 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Midhordland Municipality NO-1241 Administrative centre Eikelandsosen Mayor (2003) Hans S Vindenes (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 246 379 km² 355 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Hardanger Municipality NO-1234 Administrative centre Granvin Mayor (2003) Olav Seim (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 325 213 km² 205 km² 0. ... The municipality Jondal in the county of Hordaland, Norway, has 1,112 inhabitants as of January 1, 200 Categories: Municipalities of Norway ... County Hordaland Landscape Municipality NO-1238 Administrative centre Norheimsund Mayor (2003) Astrid Kristin Selsvold (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 180 616 km² 580 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Sunnhordland Municipality NO-1224 Administrative centre Rosendal Mayor (2003) Bjarne Berge (Tverrpol. ... County Hordaland Landscape Nordhordland Municipality NO-1263 Administrative centre Isdalstø Mayor (2003) Tove Linnea Brandvik (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 213 476 km² 457 km² 0. ... The municipality Masfjorden in the county of Hordaland, Norway, has 1,763 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Meland is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. ... County Hordaland Landscape Nordhordland Municipality NO-1252 Administrative centre Modalen Mayor (2003) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 236 412 km² 381 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Hardanger Municipality NO-1228 Administrative centre Odda Mayor (2003) Toralv Mikkelsen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 42 1,616 km² 1,478 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Midhordland Municipality NO-1243 Administrative centre Osøyro Mayor (2005) Terje Søviknes ( Frp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 364 140 km² 134 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Municipality NO-1253 Administrative centre LonevÃ¥g Mayor (2003 Kari F. Aakre) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 288 275 km² 270 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Nordhordland Municipality NO-1260 Administrative centre Manger Mayor (2003) Olav Steinar Namtvedt (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 379 112 km² 107 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Midhordland Municipality NO-1242 Administrative centre Tysse Mayor (2003) Marit A. Aase (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 290 269 km² 258 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Sunnhordland Municipality NO-1221 Administrative centre Leirvik Mayor (2003) Magne Rommetveit (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 360 144 km² 137 km² 0. ... Marit grew up here. ... The municipality Sveio in the county of Hordaland, Norway, has 4,683 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Hordaland Landscape Sunnhordland Municipality NO-1223 Administrative centre Uggdal Mayor (2003) Helge Hauge (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 299 255 km² 245 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Hardanger Municipality NO-1231 Administrative centre Kinsarvik Mayor (2003) Solfrid Borge (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 61 1,399 km² 1,287 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Hardanger Municipality NO-1233 Administrative centre Ulvik Mayor (2003) Jon Olav Heggseth (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 153 721 km² 670 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Municipality NO-1251 Administrative centre Dalekvam Mayor (2003) Øivind Olsnes (H) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 154 716 km² 684 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Municipality NO-1235 Administrative centre Vossevangen Mayor (2003) Bjørn Christensen (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 38 1,806 km² 1,732 km² 0. ... County Hordaland Landscape Municipality NO-1259 Administrative centre Tjeldstø Mayor (2003) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 410 67 km² 64 km² 0. ...

25 biggest cities of Norway (with number of inhabitants according to Statistics Norway [18])

Oslo (825,100) | Bergen (218,000) | Stavanger (177,300) | Trondheim (150,000) | Fredrikstad (98,200) | Drammen (91,600) | Skien (85,400) | Kristiansand (64,900) | Tromsø (53,000) | Tønsberg (45,400) | Ålesund (44,700) | Haugesund (40,700) | Sandefjord (39,800) | Bodø (35,100) | Moss (34,700) | Arendal (31,200) | Hamar (29,100) | Larvik (23,200) | Halden (22,200) | Harstad (19,500) | Lillehammer (19,400) | Molde (18,600) | Mo i Rana (17,900) | Kongsberg (17,900) | Gjøvik (17,900) This is a list of cities in Norway by population. ... Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrÃ¥ or SSB) is the Norwegian statistics bureau. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² {{{arealand}}} km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (A) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0106 Administrative centre Fredrikstad Mayor (2006) Ole Haabeth (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 283 288 km² 283 km² 0. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... County Vest-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County Troms District Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... County Vestfold District Viken Municipality NO-0704 Administrative centre Tønsberg Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 381 107 km² 106 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Sunnmøre Municipality NO-1504 Administrative centre Ã…lesund Mayor (2003) Arve Tonning (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 388 98 km² 93 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ... http://www. ... County Aust-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-0906 Administrative centre Arendal Mayor (2004) Torill Rolstad Larsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 289 270 km² 255 km² 0. ... County Hedmark District Hedemarken Municipality NO-0403 Administrative centre Hamar Mayor (2004) Einar Busterud (By- og bygdelista - The City and Rural areas Party) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 257 351 km² 338 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0709 Administrative centre Larvik Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 199 535 km² 501 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0101 Administrative centre Halden Mayor (2003) Per Kristian Dahl (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 173 642 km² 596 km² 0. ... Image:Harstad i norge. ... County Oppland District Gudbrandsdal Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Romsdal Municipality NO-1502 Administrative centre Molde Mayor (2005) Jan Petter Hammerø (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 254 363 km² 355 km² 0. ... Mo i Rana is a town in Rana kommune in Nordland, Norway. ... Kongsberg (lit. ... County Oppland Landscape Toten Municipality NO-0502 Administrative centre Gjøvik Mayor (2003) Tore Hagebakken (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 165 672 km² 630 km² 0. ...


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