Nordnes Park

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The Nordnes Park (Norwegian: Nordnesparken) is a public park in the municipality of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The park is located near the centre of the city of Bergen on the northwestern end of the Nordnes peninsula. It was established in 1888-1898 after an initiative from Edvard G. Johannessen in Det nyttige Selskab. The park covers about 32.7 decares (8.1 acres) of land.[1]

View of the Nordnes peninsula, the park is at the western end (on the left)

The Bergen Aquarium and the headquarters of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research are both located on the grounds of the park.[2][3]

The city of Bergen and the city of Seattle are sister cities, and in 1970, Seattle sent a totem pole to Bergen to celebrate the city's 900th anniversary. The totem pole was erected in the Nordnes Park.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hartvedt, Gunnar Hagen (1994). "Nordnesparken". Bergen Byleksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 342. ISBN 82-573-0485-9. 
  2. ^ Hartvedt, Gunnar Hagen (1994). "Akvariet". Bergen Byleksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. pp. 63–64. ISBN 82-573-0485-9. 
  3. ^ Hartvedt, Gunnar Hagen (1994). "Havforskningsinstituttet". Bergen Byleksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 326. ISBN 82-573-0485-9. 
  4. ^ http://www.uib.no/elin/elpub/uibmag/grafikk/eng-96/seattle.htm

Coordinates: 60°23′59.51″N 5°18′8.12″E / 60.3998639°N 5.3022556°E / 60.3998639; 5.3022556