Espeland is located north of Lake Haukeland (Norwegian: Haukelandsvatnet) and Mount Livarden. The village of Indre Arna lies about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the north. As of January 1, 2008, the population of the Espeland urban area is 1,937. The urban area covers a land area of 2.14 square kilometres, and has a population density of 905 per square kilometre. Espeland was the site of the Espeland concentration camp (Espeland fangeleir) built under the direction of German occupational forces between 1942 and 1943.
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