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
Map of the 8 boroughs of Bergen
Map of the 8 boroughs of Bergen
Coordinates: 60°20′55″N 05°17′20″E / 60.34861°N 5.28889°E / 60.34861; 5.28889Coordinates: 60°20′55″N 05°17′20″E / 60.34861°N 5.28889°E / 60.34861; 5.28889
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
City Bergen
Area
 • Total 17.74 km2 (6.85 sq mi)
Area rank 7th
  4% of total
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 29,195
 • Rank 6th
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
  10.7% of total
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
ISO 3166 code NO-120104

Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The borough is located southwest of the city centre in the Fyllingsdalen valley, west of the mountain Løvstakken. The neighbourhoods of Fyllingsdalen mainly consist of fairly large apartment buildings with little industry or commerce.[2]

The early name of the valley, Fynö dalen, (from norse; meaning the "hidden / secret valley"), was the origin of the name of the old farm Fyllingen, which gave the Fyllingsdalen valley (and later the borough) its name.[2]

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.[3] 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 by providing a highway from the valley directly into the centre of the city of Bergen.

Fyllingsdalen was constructed as a modern commuter town, but saw some commercial activity develop in the late 20th century. The main service centre for the borough is the shopping centre Oasen, opened in 1971.[4]

Culture and education[edit]

Varden Amfi

Fyllingsdalen contains three churches, several elementary schools and lower secondary schools (including Varden skole[5]), 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]

The Knappe Tunnel runs from Dolviken (in Ytrebygda borough to the south) to Fyllingsdalen, and on to Laksevåg borough in the north.[6]

Villages and neighborhoods[edit]

The villages and neighborhoods in the borough include: Bønestoppen, Nedre Fyllingen, Sælen, 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. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Fyllingsdalen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  3. ^ Gunnar Hagen Hartvedt (1994). "Fyllingsdalen". Bergen Byleksikon: 195. 
  4. ^ Gunnar Hagen Hartvedt (1994). "Oasen". Bergen Byleksikon: 359. 
  5. ^ Her må de bruke idrettshallen som klasserom [Here they have to use the sports hall as a classroom]
  6. ^ Kutter farten i Knappetunnelen
  7. ^ N&D møter Gabrielle