Sunnhordland

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Sunnhordland
District
Espevær, Bømlo.
Espevær, Bømlo.
Country Norway
County Hordaland
Region Vestlandet
Adm. Center Stord
Area
 • Total 2,896 km2 (1,118 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 56,264
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Sunnhordland is colored blue

Sunnhordland is a traditional district in the western part of Norway, consisting of the southern, coastal regions of the county of Hordaland, from the mouth of the Hardangerfjord and outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. It includes the municipalities of Sveio, Etne, Stord, Bømlo, Fitjar, Kvinnherad and Tysnes, and by some also Austevoll.

The meaning of the name is 'the southern part of Hordaland'. (See also Nordhordland and Midhordland.)