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Bergen

Administration
Full nameBergen
Official nameBergen
Settlement typeCity
CountryNorway
MunicipalityBergen
CountyHordaland
DistrictWestern Norway
Established1070
Government
MayorGunnar Bakke
Geography
Total Area179.5 sq mi (465 km2)
Urban Area36.3 sq mi (94.03 km2)
Metro Area1063.4 sq mi (2755 km2)
Demography
Total Population ||   ,  ||{{#expr: (2613 + 10 *   ) /   * 100 round 3}}%||style="font-size: 75%"|Hordaland. (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.) ||   ,  || %||style="font-size: 75%"|settlements
Metro (pop.) ||   ,  || %||style="font-size: 75%"|Hordaland.
DemonymBergenser
Ethnic groups
Norwegians87.6%
Poles1.3%
Iraqis0.6%
Vietnamese0.4%
Chilean0.4%
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

Bergen

Bergen Norway
PostMayor
BodyThe City of Bergen
InsigniaBergen komm.svg
Insigniasize130px
InsigniacaptionSeal of the City of Bergen
Imagesize140px
IncumbentGunnar Bakke
IncumbentsinceOctober 2007
AppointerHerman Friele
Termlength2 years
Formation17th century
SuccessionCurrently unknown

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Bergen (-noˈbærɡən-Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of as of , . Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. Greater Bergen or Bergen Metropolitan Area as defined by Statistics Norway, has a population of as of , .

Bergen is located in the county of Hordaland on the south-western coast of Norway. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway.Bergen's inter-municipal harbour, Port of Bergen, is by far Norway's largest and one of Europe's largest ports.

The city was one of nine European cities honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in the Millennium year.


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