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Espeland train station on Gamle Vossebanen

Espeland is a village in the borough of Arna in Bergen, Norway. [1]

Espeland is located north of Lake Haukeland (Norwegian: Haukelandsvatnet) and Mount Livarden.[2][3] 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.[4] Espeland was the site of the Espeland concentration camp (Espeland fangeleir) built under the direction of German occupational forces between 1942 and 1943.[5]


  1. ^ Nina Aldin Thune. "Espeland". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jaffe, Dennis. 1994. Exploring Europe by RV: A Practical Guide to RV Travel in Europe. Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, p. 109.
  3. ^ Gullick, C. F. W. R., & E. A. Aste. 1943. Norway, vol. 2. London: Naval Intelligence Division, p. 168.
  4. ^ Statistics Norway (2007). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2008". 
  5. ^ "Espeland fangeleir". Bergen byleksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 

Coordinates: 60°23′00″N 5°28′00″E / 60.3833°N 5.46667°E / 60.3833; 5.46667