Place:Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

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NameSogn og Fjordane
Alt namesNordre Bergenhus amtsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates61.5°N 6.833°E
Located inNorway
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sogn og Fjordane (English: Sogn and Fjordane) is a county in western Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud, and Hordaland. The county administration is in the village of Hermansverk in Leikanger municipality. The largest town in the county is Førde.

Although Sogn og Fjordane has some industry, predominantly hydroelectricity and aluminium, it is predominantly an agricultural area. Sogn og Fjordane is also home to the Urnes Stave Church and the Nærøyfjord, which are both listed by UNESCO as world heritage sites.

The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Sogndal and Førde.

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