Welcome to Bergen


Brief information about the Bergen

At the end of 2019, the municipality's inhabitants was 283,929, and the Bergen region has roughly 420,000 inhabitants.

Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometres (180 sq mi) and is located about the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. Neighbourhoods and the town centre are 'town fjord', and the town is surrounded by hills; Bergen is known as the 'city of seven mountains'.

A number of the suburbs that are extra-municipal are around islands. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland and includes eight boroughs: Åsane, and Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen Ytrebygda, Årstad. Trading in Bergen may have begun as the 1020s.

In accordance with tradition, king Olav Kyrre founded in 1070 the town and has been appointed Bjørgvin, 'the meadow one of the mountains'. As Norway 's capital in the 13th century, and by the end of the century turned into a bureau town of the Hanseatic League, it served.

Numerous fires over time hit the town. The Bergen School of Meteorology was growing in the Geophysical Institute starting in 1917, the School of Economics was founded in 1936, and the University of Bergen. From 1831 to 1972, Bergen has been its own county.

In 1972 that the municipality eventually become part of Hordaland county and consumed four municipalities. The town is an global centre for aquaculture, transport, the petroleum industry and subsea technology, and a centre for education, tourism, media and finance.

Bergen Port is Norway's most economical in terms of both freight and passengers, with over 300 cruise ship calls a year attracting almost a half million passengers to Bergen. Almost half of the passengers are British or German.

The town soccer club is SK Brann plus a heritage of this city is the buekorps. Natives speak a dialect, known as 'Bergensk'. The town features Bergen Airport, Flesland and Bergen Light Rail, and is the terminus of the Bergen Line. Four bridges join Bergen to its municipalities.

Bergen has a winter climatewith a great deal of precipitation. From December to March, Bergen could be, in rare cases, up to 20 °C warmer compared to Oslo, even though both towns have been North. The Gulf Stream keeps the sea relatively warm, taking into consideration the latitude, and the hills shield the city from cold winds in the northwest, north-east and east.