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From Hardanger, a painting by Hans Gude, 1847
From Hardanger, a painting by Hans Gude, 1847

Hardanger is a traditional district in the western part of Norway, dominated by the Hardangerfjord. It consists of the municipalities of Odda, Ullensvang, Eidfjord, Ulvik, Granvin, Kvam and Jondal. Fra Hardanger - painting from 1847 by Hans Gude. ... Fra Hardanger - painting from 1847 by Hans Gude. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Vestlandet is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. ... Hardangerfjord With a length of 179 km (111 miles) the Hardangerfjord in the county of Hordaland, is the third largest fjord in the world. ... 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 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. ... Eidfjord is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. ... 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 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. ... 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 Municipality NO-1227 Administrative centre Jondal Mayor (2003) John Skogseth (Ap) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 326 210 km² 199 km² 0. ...


In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Hardanger was a petty kingdom. The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 and 1066 AD in Scandinavia and Britain, following the Germanic Iron Age (and the Vendel Age in Sweden). ... Harald I (b. ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ...


Hardanger Embroidery is a type of whitework that takes its name from that region. It is made with geometric designs of kloster (blocks), "ships", diamonds, and other embroidery techniques. It is worked on Hardanger fabric which has a "count" of 22 threads per inch. Norwegian bunads (native costumes) from that region often feature this embroidery on the bottom of the white apron. Hardanger embroidery is a form of embroidery worked in white yarn on a coloured Hardanger cloth, using drawn thread work. ...


Coordinates: 60°20′N 6°30′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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