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Hordaland  is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. Hordaland is the third largest county after Akershus and Oslo by population. The county administration is in Bergen. Before 1972 Bergen was a separate entity from Hordaland. Image File history File links Hordaland. ... 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). ... County NO-14 Region Vestlandet Administrative centre Leikanger County mayor Nils R. Sandal Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 8 18,623 km² 5. ... County NO-06 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Drammen County mayor Tor Ottar Karlsen (Ap) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 12 14,910 km² 4. ... For other uses, see Telemark (disambiguation). ... Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ... County NO-02 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Oslo County mayor Hildur Horn Øien (KrF) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 16 4,918 km² 1. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... 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. ...

Hordaland fylke
County NO-12
Region Vestlandet
Administrative centre Bergen
County mayor  
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 9
15,460 km²
4.78 %
Population
 - Total (2006)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 3
453,574
9.72 %
6.8 %
31/km²
Gross Regional Product
 - Total (2001)
 - Percentage
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 2
115,293 million NOK
7.55 %
263,056 NOK

Contents

Image File history File links Hordaland_vapen. ... Image File history File links Location map for Hordaland, 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). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... A geopolitical map of Norway, exhibiting its 19 first-order subnational divisions (fylker or counties) with Svalbard and Jan Mayen. ... Vestlandet is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. ... 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. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ISO 4217 Code NOK User(s) Norway Inflation 2. ...

The name

Hordaland (Norse Hörðaland) (Frisian Hörnaland) is the old name of the region - revived in modern times. The first element is the plural genitive case of hörðar, the name of an old Germanic tribe (see Charudes). The last element is land as in 'land, region'. Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... Old Frisian was the West Germanic language spoken between the 8th and 16th centuries by the people who, from their ancient homes in North Germany and Denmark, had settled in the area between the Rhine and Elbe on the European North Sea coast in the 4th and 5th centuries. ... Charudes is the scholarly Latinization of an ethnic identity known in Ptolemy as the Charoudes. ...


Until 1919 the name of the county was Søndre Bergenhus amt - with the meaning '(the) southern (part of) Bergenhus amt'. (The old Bergenhus amt, created in 1662, was divided in 1763.) Bergenhus is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. ... An Amt is a name for subnational administrative units used in some northern European countries. ...


(See also Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane.) Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ... County NO-14 Region Vestlandet Administrative centre Leikanger County mayor Nils R. Sandal Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 8 18,623 km² 5. ...


Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms was made official for Hordaland in 1961 - but originally it was used by the region Sunnhordland in the 14th Century. Sunnhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the southern, coastal regions of the county Hordaland, from the mouth of the Hardangerfjord and outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ...


Geography

Hordaland is semi-circular in shape. It is located on the western coast of the country, split from southwest to northeast by the long, deep Hardangerfjorden, one of Norway's main fjords and a great tourist attraction. About half of the National park of Hardangervidda is in the county. The county also includes many well-known waterfalls of Norway, like Vøringsfossen and Stykkjedalsfossen. It also includes the glaciers Folgefonna and Hardangerjøkulen. Hardangerfjorden is a fjord in western Norway. ... Hardangervidda is a mountain range and national park in Norway. ... Vøringfossen is the most visited waterfall in Norway. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. ...


More than 60% of the inhabitants live in Bergen and the surrounding area. Other urban or semi-urban centres include Leirvik, Voss and Odda. Leirvik is the centre of the municipality of Stord in Hordaland, Norway. ... County 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 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. ...


Famous people from Hordaland

Ole Bull Ole Bull Ole Borneman Bull (February 5, 1810 – August 17, 1880) was a Norwegian violinist. ... Edvard Grieg Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the romantic period. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Roald Kniksen Jensen (January 11, 1943 - October 10, 1987) was one of Norways best-ever football players. ... 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... Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen (March 15, 1857 – June 29, 1925) was a Norwegian statesman. ... Kari Traa (born January 28, 1974) is a Norwegian freestyle skier. ... Varg Vikernes IPA: , born Kristian Vikernes on February 11, 1973, outside of Bergen, Norway, is a black metal musician currently imprisoned for the 1993 murder of Øystein Euronymous Aarseth of Mayhem. ...

Districts

Location of Hordaland Districts: green is Hardanger, purple Voss, blue Sunnhordland, red Midhordland, yellow Nordhordland.

The county is conventionally divided into traditional districts. The inland districts are Hardanger and Voss and the coastal districts are Sunnhordland, Midhordland and Nordhordland [sic]. Strilelandet is the name of a more informal region commonly held to encompass Midhordland and Nordhordland. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... From Hardanger, a painting by Hans Gude, 1847 Hardanger is a traditional district in the western part of Norway, dominated by the Hardangerfjord. ... County 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. ... Sunnhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the southern, coastal regions of the county Hordaland, from the mouth of the Hardangerfjord and outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. ... Midhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the mid regions of the county Hordaland. ... Nordhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the northern regions of the county Hordaland. ... From Hardanger, a painting by Hans Gude, 1847 Hardanger is a traditional district in the western part of Norway, dominated by the Hardangerfjord. ... County 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. ... Sunnhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the southern, coastal regions of the county Hordaland, from the mouth of the Hardangerfjord and outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. ... Midhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the mid regions of the county Hordaland. ... Nordhordland is a landscape in the western part of Norway, consisting of the northern regions of the county Hordaland. ...


Municipalities

Hordaland has a total of 33 municipalities: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1025x624, 32 KB) Map of the municipalities of Hordaland County in Norway. ...

  1. Askøy
  2. Austevoll
  3. Austrheim
  4. Bergen
  5. Bømlo
  6. Eidfjord
  7. Etne
  8. Fedje
  9. Fitjar
  10. Fjell
  11. Fusa
  12. Granvin
  13. Jondal
  14. Kvam
  15. Kvinnherad
  16. Lindås
  17. Masfjorden
  1. Meland
  2. Modalen
  3. Odda
  4. Os
  5. Osterøy
  6. Øygarden
  7. Radøy
  8. Samnanger
  9. Stord
  10. Sund
  11. Sveio
  12. Tysnes
  13. Ullensvang
  14. Ulvik
  15. Vaksdal
  16. Voss

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 District Midhordland Municipality NO-1244 Administrative centre Storebø Mayor (2003) Helge André 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 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. ... 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. ... Image:NO 0434 Etne. ... County Hordaland District 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 District 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. ... 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. ... 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 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. ... County District Nordhordland Municipality NO-1256 Administrative centre Frekhaug Mayor (2003) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 391 93 km² 87 km² 0. ... County District Nordhordland Municipality NO-1252 Administrative centre Modalen Mayor (2006) Knut Moe (SfM) 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 District 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 District Midhordland Municipality NO-1259 Administrative centre Tjeldstø Mayor (2003) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 410 67 km² 64 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 District 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 District 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 District 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 District Midhordland 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 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. ...

External links

  • County web site
  • Map of Hordaland
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Coordinates: 60°15′N, 6°00′E 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). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... County NO-02 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Oslo County mayor Hildur Horn Øien (KrF) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 16 4,918 km² 1. ... County NO-09 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Arendal County mayor Oddvar Skaiaa Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 14 9,157 km² 2. ... County NO-06 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Drammen County mayor Tor Ottar Karlsen (Ap) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 12 14,910 km² 4. ... County NO-20 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Vadsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 1 48,618 km² 15. ... Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. ...   is a county in the northernmost part of the Vestlandet region of Norway, and borders the counties of Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane. ... // For other uses, see Nordland (disambiguation). ... County NO-17 Region Trøndelag Administrative centre Steinkjer County mayor Inger Lise Gjørv Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 6 22,412 km² 6. ... Oppland is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Akershus, Oslo and Hedmark. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Østfold is a county in southeastern Norway, bordering Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Vestfold is on the other side of the bay. ... Rogaland is a county in Norway, bordering Hordaland, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. ... County NO-14 Region Vestlandet Administrative centre Leikanger County mayor Nils R. Sandal Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 8 18,623 km² 5. ... County NO-16 Region Trøndelag Administrative centre Trondheim County mayor Tore O. Sandvik Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 7 18,848 km² 5. ... For other uses, see Telemark (disambiguation). ... County NO-19 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Tromsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 4 25,877 km² 8. ... County NO-10 Region Sørlandet Administrative centre Kristiansand County mayor Thore Westermoen Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 15 7,276 km² 2. ... County NO-07 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Tønsberg County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,224 km² 0. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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