Laksevåg (municipality)

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Laksevåg kommune
Former Municipality
View from Lyderhorn
View from Lyderhorn
Laksevåg kommune is located in Hordaland
Laksevåg kommune
Laksevåg kommune
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°22′07″N 05°13′33″E / 60.36861°N 5.22583°E / 60.36861; 5.22583Coordinates: 60°22′07″N 05°13′33″E / 60.36861°N 5.22583°E / 60.36861; 5.22583
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality ID NO-1248
Adm. Center Loddefjord
 • Total 32.72 km2 (12.63 sq mi)
Population (1971)
 • Total 23,350
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Created from Askøy in 1918
Merged into Bergen in 1972

Laksevåg is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The 32-square-kilometre (12 sq mi) municipality was located on the western part of the Bergen Peninsula. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Loddefjord. The municipality, which existed from 1918 until 1972, was a located a short distance west of the city of Bergen, and today it makes up the borough of Laksevåg which is part of the city of Bergen in the municipality of Bergen. The municipality was located along the Byfjorden, north of the Grimstadfjorden, and west of the Fyllingsdalen valley.[1]


The municipality of Laksevåg was established on 1 July 1918 when it was separated from the municipality of Askøy. Initially, the municipality had 6,957 residents. On 1 July 1921, the village area of Gyldenpris (population: 1,734) was transferred from Laksevåg to the growing city of Bergen. On 1 January 1972, the city of Bergen was expanded and the four surrounding municipalities of Laksevåg (population: 24,672), Arna, Fana, and Åsane, were all merged with Bergen to form one large urban municipality with over 200,000 residents.[2]


  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Laksevåg – tidl. kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  2. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.