Svortland

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Svortland
Bremnes
Village
View of the village area
View of the village area
Svortland is located in Hordaland
Svortland
Svortland
Location in Hordaland county
Svortland is located in Norway
Svortland
Svortland
Svortland (Norway)
Coordinates: 59°47′34″N 05°10′20″E / 59.79278°N 5.17222°E / 59.79278; 5.17222Coordinates: 59°47′34″N 05°10′20″E / 59.79278°N 5.17222°E / 59.79278; 5.17222
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Sunnhordland
Municipality Bømlo
Area[1]
 • Total 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 2,485
 • 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.[1] 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.[3]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Svortland, Bømlo (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Svortland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-02-19.