Arna (municipality)

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Arna kommune
Former Municipality
Ådnanipa in Indre Arna in the foreground.
Ådnanipa in Indre Arna in the foreground.
Arna kommune is located in Hordaland
Arna kommune
Arna kommune
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°25′03″N 05°28′15″E / 60.41750°N 5.47083°E / 60.41750; 5.47083Coordinates: 60°25′03″N 05°28′15″E / 60.41750°N 5.47083°E / 60.41750; 5.47083
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality ID NO-1250
Adm. Center Indre Arna
 • Total 102.44 km2 (39.55 sq mi)
Population (1971)
 • Total 11,476
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Haus in 1964
Merged into Bergen in 1972

Arna is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality existed from 1964 until 1972. It encompassed the northeastern part of the Bergen Peninsula, along the Sørfjorden, bordering the city of Bergen across the mountains to the west. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Indre Arna. The municipality stretched from Ytre Arna to Trengereid along the coast and then inland about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the Espeland area.[1] Today, the area of the former municipality makes up the borough of Arna in the city of Bergen.


On 1 January 1964, the historic municipality of Haus was split into two parts. The part on the island of Osterøy became part of the new municipality of Osterøy. The rest of Haus, located on the Bergen Peninsula became the municipality of Arna. The municipality was short-lived and due to its proximity to the growing city of Bergen. On 1 January 1972, Arna was merged into the city of Bergen (along with the other neighboring municipalities of Fana, Laksevåg, and Åsane). Upon its dissolution in 1972, Arna had 11,766 residents.[2]

The municipality had two different mayors while it was in existence. From 1964-1967 Gustav Holtan was mayor and from 1967-1971 Arne Ekeland was mayor.[3]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Arna" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå. 
  3. ^ "Ordførere i Arna, 1964-1971" (in Norwegian). Bergen byarkiv. Retrieved 2014-09-12.