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View of the village area
View of the village area
Svortland is located in Hordaland
Location in Hordaland county
Svortland is located in Norway
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
 • 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.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Svortland, Bømlo (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Svortland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-02-19.