Bergenhus

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Bergenhus bydel
Borough
Coat of arms of Bergenhus bydel
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 60°24′N 5°20′E / 60.400°N 5.333°E / 60.400; 5.333Coordinates: 60°24′N 5°20′E / 60.400°N 5.333°E / 60.400; 5.333
Country Norway
City Bergen
Area
 • Total 26.58 km2 (10.26 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
  ca. 6% of total
Population (2008)
 • Total 35,967
 • Rank 4th
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
  14.52% of total
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-120102
Boroughs of Bergen
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1980 35,532 —    
1990 29,850 −16.0%
2001 32,097 +7.5%
2011 38,544 +20.1%
Source: Statistics Norway.

Bergenhus is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway.

Location[edit]

Named after the historic Bergenhus Fortress, Bergenhus makes up the city centre and the neighborhoods immediately surrounding it, including Sandviken and Kalfaret, as well as the mountains to the north and east of the city centre. It stretches from Haukeland University Hospital in the south to Lønborg in the north, and covers the entire mountain side and the peninsula bounded by the bay of Store Lungegårdsvannet, Puddefjorden and Byfjorden that forms the city's center. Bergenhus is surrounded by the neighborhoods Åsane in the north, Arna in the east, Årstad to the south, Laksevåg to the west and by Askøy to the northwest.

The borough of Bergenhus includes the neighborhood of Bryggen, Ladegården, Kalfaret, Møhlenpris, Nordnes, Sandviken, Solheimsviken, Sydnes and Verftet. It is the site of some of the most historic building in Bergen including Bergenhus Fortress with Haakon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower. It is also the location of the University of Bergen and Bergen Cathedral.

Higher education[edit]

Neighborhoods[edit]

The list of neighborhoods include:

Bontelabo,[1] Bryggen, Eidemarken, Engen, Fjellet,Kalfaret, Ladegården, Marken, Møhlenpris, Nordnes, Nygård, Nøstet, Sandviken, Sentrum, Skansen, Skolten,[1] Skuteviken, Strandsiden, Stølen, Sydnes, Verftet, Vågsbunnen, and Ytre Sandviken.

Sentrum[edit]

Sentrum (in English, Centre) is a neighborhood (that lies within the boundaries of a former borough with the same name) that borders the neighborhoods Vågsbunnen, Strandsiden, Nøstet, Engen, Sydnes, Nygård and Marken.

The neighborhood lies around Torgallmenningen and Lille Lungegårdsvann.

The boundaries of the neighborhood are Østre Muralmenning to the North, Strandgaten, Vågsalmenning and Allehelgensgate to the East, Fredrik Motzfeldt's Street, Lille Lungerårdsvannet to Fossvinkels gate to St Paul Church, to Rosenbergsgaten, then to Vestre Torvgate, then to Vaskerelven, then down to Vaskerelvsmauet to Olav Vs plass, to Øvre Ole Bulls plass, to Veiten, to Markeveien, to Christian Michelsens gate, to Kalmargaten and Gartnergaten to Kjellersmauet, to Østre Muralmenning.

The neighborhood encompasses three grunnkrets: Strandkaien, Torgalmenningen og Vaskerelven. These had 818 inhabitants in 2014.

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

Other sources[edit]

  • Hartvedt, Gunnar Hagen (1994) Bergen byleksikon (Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget) ISBN 82-573-0485-9
  • Gjerstad, Jo (2007) En kort beretning om Kalfaret : med hovedvekt på eiendommen Lille Kalfaret: et bidrag til Bergens kulturhistorie (Bergen: Bodonio) ISBN 978-82-7128-466-4.
  • Lidén, Hans-Emil, Magerøy, Ellen Marie (1983) Norges kirker (Oslo) ISBN 82-05-14299-8