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Voss kommune
Locator map showing Voss within Hordaland
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
0.56 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 75
13,771
0.30 %
-1.2 %
8/km²
Coordinates 60°42′N 6°25′E / 60.7, 6.417Coordinates: 60°42′N 6°25′E / 60.7, 6.417
www.voss.kommune.no

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Voss  is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Image File history File links Voss. ... Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. ...


Voss was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Vossestrand was separated from Voss January 1, 1868 - and Evanger was separated from Voss January 1, 1885. The whole of Vossestrand, and the main part of Evanger, were again merged with Voss January 1, 1964. Formannsskapsdistrikt was a Norwegian local self-government district created in a bill approved by the Storthing and signed into law by king Carl Johan on January 14, 1837. ... Vossestrand is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. ... Evanger is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. ...


The main centre of population is the town Voss or Vossevangen. Voss is situated on the main road and railway line from Oslo to Bergen, about 100 kilometres east of Bergen. The people of Voss make their living mainly from agriculture and tourism, both in summer and winter. County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 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. ... Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ...

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The name

The Norse form of the name was Vörs, and this might have been the old name of Vangsvatnet. If this is the case, then the name probably is derived from the word vörr m 'wave; sea'. (-s is a common suffix in old Norwegian place names.) Norse is an adjective relating things to Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. ... Vangsvatnet as seen from Voss Vangsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Voss in Hordaland county, Norway. ... Look up Suffix in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1977). It shows a red deer. Binomial name Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758 Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest species of deer in the world. ...


(See also the coat-of-arms of Gjemnes, Hitra and Hjartdal.) Gjemnes is a municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1617 Administrative centre Hitra Mayor (2003) Egil Hestnes (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 163 685 km² 646 km² 0. ... The municipality Hjartdal in the county of Telemark, Norway, has 1,635 inhabitants as of January 1, 2004. ...


History

Voss church, from 1277.
Voss church, from 1277.

In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Voss was a petty kingdom. According to legend, the people of Voss were forcibly converted to Christianity by king Olav, who later became St. Olav. A stone cross situated in the town of Vossevangen is said to have been erected at this time. The town contains a stone church from 1277, with a 16th century excentric, octagonal steeple. Just outside the town is Finnesloftet, a wooden guildhall believed to be the oldest profane wooden building in Northern Europe. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (469x621, 56 KB) Vangskyrkja, church in en:Voss, Norway, photographed by BjarteSorensen on 18 January 2000, File links The following pages link to this file: Voss Vossevangen ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (469x621, 56 KB) Vangskyrkja, church in en:Voss, Norway, photographed by BjarteSorensen on 18 January 2000, File links The following pages link to this file: Voss Vossevangen ... Events The philosophical doctrine Averroism is banned from Paris by bishop Etienne Tempier Burmas Pagan empire begins to disintegrate after being defeated by Kublai Khan at Ngasaungsyan, near the Chinese border. ... The Viking Age is the name of the age in Northern Europe, following the Germanic Iron Age. ... Harald I (b. ... Petty kingdoms were prominent before the formation of many of todays nation states. ... Olaf II Haraldsson (995 – July 29, 1030), king from 1015–1028, (known during his lifetime as the Stout and after his canonization as Saint Olaf), was born in the year in which Olaf Tryggvason came to Norway. ... Events The philosophical doctrine Averroism is banned from Paris by bishop Etienne Tempier Burmas Pagan empire begins to disintegrate after being defeated by Kublai Khan at Ngasaungsyan, near the Chinese border. ...


After the German invasion of Norway on 9 April 1940, Voss was the main point of mobilisation for the Norwegian army in the west, as the city of Bergen had already fallen on the first day of the invasion. Although most of the troops mobilised here were transferred by railway to the fighting in the east of the country, the German forces, advancing towards Voss along the railway line from Bergen and from the Hardangerfjord. In Hardanger, some of the Germans climbed up the mountains from Ålvik while the rest went through Granvin. They were met with stiff resistance. To break down this resistance the town of Voss was bombed by the Luftwaffe on 24 and 25 April, and the surrounding countryside on 26 April. About a dozen civilians lost their lives in the bombing which completely destroyed the old wood-built town centre. On 27 April, the German forces entered the town, which remained occupied until 8 May 1945. Combatants Germany Denmark Norway Operation Weserübung was the German codename for Nazi Germanys assault on Denmark and Norway during World War II and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... 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-1234 Administrative centre Granvin Mayor (2003) Olav Seim (Sp) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 325 213 km² 205 km² 0. ... This or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1945and died 2007 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In 1964 the municipality was enlarged with the incorporation of neighbouring Vossestrand and Evanger, which had up until then been separate municipalities within the traditional district also known as Voss. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Vossestrand is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. ... Evanger is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ...


Birdlife

Voss has a wide range of habitats, everything from high barren mountains to rich fertile valleys. The large areas of coniferous forests provide food and shelter for a whole host of species, while the many wetland areas are regarded as some of the most interesting birding habitats in the county. There is a bird reserve at Lønaøyane with marked paths and a tower hide. Over 155 species have been seen at this locality. Many are common Scandinavia species, but the area has also produced the unexpected like Great Egret,European Hobby and Woodlark just to name a few, For more information and some photo’s of some of the species seen at Voss check; Bird Watching In Norway - Voss. Binomial name Casmerodius albus Linnaeus, 1758 The Great Egret (Casmerodius albus), also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. ... Binomial name Lullula arborea (Linnaeus, 1758) The Woodlark (Lullula arborea) is the only lark in the genus Lullula (Kaup, 1829). ...


Tourism

Picture of Voss taken from Bordalen.
Picture of Voss taken from Bordalen.
Farm buildings at the Voss Museum.
Farm buildings at the Voss Museum.

Voss sits in a location surrounded by snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes and fast flowing white water rivers. This has lead to its development as a notable center of skiing, water sports, skydiving, paragliding and other adventure sports. The area hosts the Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week) every year in the last week of June, which is regarded as the world's premier extreme sports festival. Bømoen, the local airstrip, is home to Skydive Voss, one of the largest dropzones in Norway, as well as a gliding club. The rivers provide various levels of white water, attracting kayaking, rafting and river boarding. Kite surfing and Para-bungee may been seen on lake Vangsvatnet. The ski area, to the north of the town, is accessible via a cable car, Hangursbanen from the town. There is also chair lift access from Bavallen, a short distance to the northeast of Voss. For those wanting to test their skills in Snow Survival, or spend a winter's night under the stars there are courses at Arctic Adventures. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 606 KB) A picture of Voss, taken from Bordalen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 606 KB) A picture of Voss, taken from Bordalen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2875 × 1917 pixel, file size: 983 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2875 × 1917 pixel, file size: 983 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... Water sport most commonly refers to a sport which is played in the water. ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is a recreational activity, competitive sport and method of deployment of military personnel (and occasionally, firefighters). ... Paragliding (known in France, Spain and Portugal as parapente) is a recreational and competitive flying sport. ... Extreme sports (now also known as action sports) is a general, somewhat hazily-defined term for a collection of newer sports involving adrenaline-inducing action. ... Aerial tramway suspended on two track cables with an additional haulage rope Cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps. ... Hangursbanen is a gondol cable car that lies in Voss, Norway and is 1126 meters long and has a top altitude of 660 above sealevel. ... A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ...


The town's proximity to the Sognefjord and its position between Bergen and Flåm on the scenic railway have made it popular with tourists. An arm of the Sognefjord The Sognefjord (Sognefjorden) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. ...


The Voss Museum displays several old farmsteads. Next to the open-air part, there is a museum building with over 20 000 items from traditional farm life.


Famous people from Voss

Like the rest of western Norway, Voss saw large-scale emigration, particularly to the United States, in the 19th and early 20th century. Famous Voss-Americans include the US Senator Knute Nelson, and American football player and coach Knute Rockne, who is commemorated by a memorial in Vossevangen. The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Knute Nelson Knute Nelson (February 2, 1843–April 28, 1923) was an American politician. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... 1927 Time cover featuring Rockne Knute (pronounced kah-noot) (noot is the anglicized nickname) Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded by many as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. ...


Voss is a winter sports center and has in recent times been the home of many world-class athletes in several winter sports, most prominently biathlon, but also alpine skiing, nordic skiing and freestyle skiing. Athletes from Voss have been present, representing Norway, at every winter Olympic games except one since 1948, the exception being 1972. Olympic champions from Voss include: The name Biathlon is commonly confused with duathlon, the term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Nordic skiing is a winter sport that encompasses all types of skiing where the heel of the boot cannot be fixed to the ski. ... Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

In all, athletes from Voss have won 6 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 7 bronze medals at winter Olympic games. Eirik Kvalfoss (born December 25, 1959) is a former biathlete from Voss, Norway. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... The name Biathlon is commonly confused with duathlon, the term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Kristen Skjeldal (born May 27th, 1967) is an Olympic champion and cross country skier from Norway. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Kari Traa (born January 28, 1974) is a Norwegian freestyle skier. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s, when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training. ... Egil Gjelland (born 12 November 1973 in Voss) is a Norwegian biathlete. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The name Biathlon is commonly confused with duathlon, the term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ... Kristen Skjeldal (born May 27th, 1967) is an Olympic champion and cross country skier from Norway. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Lars Bystøl (born 4 December 1978 in Voss, Hordaland) is a Norwegian ski jumper who has won one Olympic gold medal, one World Cup event and two FIS Nordic World Ski Championships bronze medals in the team large hill events (2003, 2005). ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin Italian €2 commemorative coin of 2006 celebrating the Turin games The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ...


The controversial football agent Rune Hauge is also from Voss. A sports agent is a person who, for a fee, procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ... Rune Hauge is a Norwegian football agent. ...


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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 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. ... 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 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 Midhordland Municipality NO-1259 Administrative centre Tjeldstø Mayor (2003) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 410 67 km² 64 km² 0. ...


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