Hordaland

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Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark and Rogaland. The county administration is in Bergen.

Hordaland fylke
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County NO-12
Region Vestlandet
Administrative centre Bergen
County mayor  
Area
 - Total
 - Percentage
Ranked 9
15,460 km²
4.78 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 3
445,059
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

Hordaland is almost semi-circular in shape. The district is located central 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 Hardangerjøkullen.

More than 60% of the inhabitants live in Bergen and the surrounding area. Other important developed places are Bømlo, Leirvik, Voss and Odda.

Hordaland is twinned with Cardiff, Wales.

Municipalities

External links

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