Place:Hordaland, Norway


Alt namesSøndre Bergenhus amtsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates60.25°N 6.5°E
Located inNorway
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark, and Rogaland counties. Hordaland is the third largest county after Akershus and Oslo by population. The county government is the Hordaland County Municipality which is located in Bergen. Before 1972, the city of Bergen was its own separate county apart from Hordaland.

Research Tips - See this site for more information about the county or fylke, one of 19 in Norway, of Hordaland. Note the coat of arms.

The county or fylke is divided into 4 disticts and each district has municipalities:

Nordhordland District Court: Askøy, Austevoll, Austrheim, Fedje, Fjell, Fusa, Lindås, Masfjorden, Meland, Modalen, Os, Osterøy, Radøy, Samnanger, Sund, Vaksdal, Voss, Øygarden and Gulen

Sunnhordland District Court: Bømlo, Etne, Fitjar, Kvinnherad, Stord, Sveio and Tysnes

Bergen District Court: the city of Bergen

Hardanger District Court: Eidfjord, Granvin, Jondal, Kvam, Odda, Ullensvang and Ulvik

(information copied from site 1/30/2011)

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