Typical apartment buildings and terraced houses in Fyllingsdalen
Map of the 8 boroughs of Bergen
|• Total||17.74 km2 (6.85 sq mi)|
|4% of total|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|10.7% of total|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-120104|
Fyllingsdalen is a borough of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The borough is located southwest of the city centre in the Fyllingsdalen valley, west of the mountain Løvstakken. The neighbourhoods of Fyllingsdalen mainly consist of fairly large apartment buildings with little industry or commerce.
The valley's name comes from the farm name "Fyllingen" (from Old Norse: 'fylingr', related to Old Norse 'fæla' - hide/hidden) and "dale" (from Old Norse: 'dalr' - valley) and is attested in 1437 as "Fylingir" . (see also Sandnes/Stemshaug: Norsk Stadnamnleksikon, Samlaget, Oslo 1990).
In 1955, Bergen municipality, lacking land to build on, annexed the valley, which at the time had a population of approximately 1,600. Prior to that time, Fyllingsdalen had belonged to the municipality of Fana, which was later merged into Bergen as well.
The Puddefjord Bridge (opened in 1956) and the Løvstakken Tunnel (opened in 1968) contributed greatly to the growth of the borough by providing a highway from the valley directly into the centre of the city of Bergen.
Fyllingsdalen was constructed as a modern commuter town, but saw some commercial activity develop in the late 20th century. The main service centre for the borough is the shopping centre Oasen, opened in 1971.
Culture and education
Fyllingsdalen contains three churches, several elementary schools and lower secondary schools (including Varden skole), one upper secondary school and two nursing homes, as well as police stations, surgeries, pharmacies, and post offices.
Sports arenas include Varden Amfi.
Villages and neighborhoods
- "Population, by sex and age. Bergen. Urban district. 1 January 2007". Statistics Norway. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
- Store norske leksikon. "Fyllingsdalen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-10-22.
- Gunnar Hagen Hartvedt (1994). "Fyllingsdalen". Bergen Byleksikon: 195.
- Gunnar Hagen Hartvedt (1994). "Oasen". Bergen Byleksikon: 359.
- Her må de bruke idrettshallen som klasserom [Here they have to use the sports hall as a classroom]
- Kutter farten i Knappetunnelen
- N&D møter Gabrielle
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