Flesland

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Flesland is a village in Bergen municipality, Norway. As of January 1, 2008, its population is 335.[1]

It is the site of Bergen Airport, Flesland and Flesland Air Station.

The name

The village is named after the old farm Flesland, and the Norse form of the name was probably Flesjaland. The first element is the genitive plural of fles f 'skerry, sunken rock', the last element is land n 'land, farm'.

References

  1. ^ Statistics Norway (2009). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2009". Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. 

Coordinates: 60°18′N 5°13′E / 60.300°N 5.217°E / 60.300; 5.217