View of the village area
|• Total||2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||1,053/km2 (2,730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Post Code||5430 Bremnes|
Svortland or Bremnes is the administrative centre of Bømlo municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village is located in the north-central part of the island of Bømlo, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of the village of Rubbestadneset. The village surrounds the lake Storavatnet. The Norwegian County Road 542 runs through the village.
The 2.36-square-kilometre (580-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,485. The village a population density of 1,053 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,730/sq mi) and is the largest urban area in Bømlo municipality. In addition to municipal services, Svortland is also the location of Bremnes Church, an elementary school, a medical centre, a community centre, and many stores and businesses.
The village was historically named Bremnes after the local church. There was also a local farm in Bremnes called Sortland, which was also used to refer to the area. In the 1990s, the municipal council officially named the urban area Svortland.
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