Fyllingsdalen

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Fyllingsdalen bydel
Borough
Typical apartment buildings and terraced houses in Fyllingsdalen
Typical apartment buildings and terraced houses in Fyllingsdalen
Coat of arms of Fyllingsdalen bydel
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 60°20′55″N 5°17′20″E / 60.34861°N 5.28889°E / 60.34861; 5.28889Coordinates: 60°20′55″N 5°17′20″E / 60.34861°N 5.28889°E / 60.34861; 5.28889
Country Norway
City Bergen
Area
 • Total 18.84 km2 (7.27 sq mi)
Area rank 7th
  ca. 4% of total
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 28,285
 • Rank 6th
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
  11.42% of total
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-120104

Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway, located south-west of the city centre in the valley to the west of Løvstakken.

The neighbourhoods of Fyllingsdalen mainly consist of fairly large apartment buildings.

The early name of the valley, Fynö dalen, was the origin of the name of the farm which gave Fyllingsdalen its name, Fyllingen.

History[edit]

In 1955, Bergen municipality, lacking land to build on, annexed the valley, which at the time had a population of approximately 1,600.[2] Prior to that time, Fyllingsdalen had belonged to the municipality of Fana, which was later merged into Bergen as well.

The Puddefjord Bridge, opened in 1956, and the Løvstakken tunnel, opened in 1968, contributed greatly to the growth of the borough.

The main service centre is the shopping centre Oasen, opened in 1971[3] Fyllingsdalen was constructed as a modern commuter town, but saw some commercial activity develop in the late 20th century.

Culture and education[edit]

Varden Amfi

Fyllingsdalen contains three churches, several elementary schools and lower secondary schools (including Varden skole[4]), one upper secondary school and two nursing homes, as well as police stations, surgeries, pharmacies and post offices.

Sports arenas include Varden Amfi.

Transportation[edit]

Tunnels include Knappetunnelen (to Dolviken ).[5]

Villages and neighborhoods[edit]

The list of villages and neighborhoods include: Bønes, Nedre Fyllingen and Traudalen.

Famous residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population, by sex and age. Bergen. Urban district. 1 January 2007". Statistics Norway. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  2. ^ Gunnar Hagen Hartvedt (1994). "Fyllingsdalen". Bergen Byleksikon: 195. 
  3. ^ Gunnar Hagen Hartvedt (1994). "Oasen". Bergen Byleksikon: 359. 
  4. ^ Her må de bruke idrettshallen som klasserom [Here they have to use the sports hall as a classroom]
  5. ^ Kutter farten i Knappetunnelen
  6. ^ N&D møter Gabrielle