View from Floyen. The city of Bergen was separated from Hordaland as a county of its own in 1831. The city is located on the south-western coast of Norway, in the county of Hordaland, with its center situated between a group of mountains known collectively as de syv fjell (“the seven mountains”), although the number of mountains is a matter of definition. Time magazine named the city one of Europe’s 14 “secret capitals” (August 2004), where Bergen’s capital reign is acknowledged within maritime businesses and activities such as aquaculture and marine research, with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) (the second-largest in Europe) as the leading institution.
Satellite map of Bergen.
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