Map of the 8 boroughs of Bergen
|• Total||29.96 km2 (11.57 sq mi)|
|6.7% of total|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|14.6% of total|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||NO-120105|
Laksevåg is a borough of the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. The borough is located in the western part of the municipality. Historically, the area was called Laxevaag, and it was a separate municipality until 1972 when it was merged into Bergen.
The borough of Laksevåg has residential areas on the hillside of the mountain Damsgårdsfjellet facing the Puddefjorden. By the fjord itself are several industrial buildings, many of them connected with the maritime industry. The rococo-style Damsgård Manor is located in the borough.
Like the neighboring borough of Fyllingsdalen, many of the neighborhoods of Laksevåg consist of apartment buildings, especially in the area around the main service centre, the Vestkanten shopping centre. The main road to Sotra passes through the Loddefjord area in western Laksevåg.
The municipality of Laksevåg was established on 1 July 1918 when it was separated from the municipality of Askøy. On 1 January 1972, the municipalities surrounding the city of Bergen were merged with the city to form a large new municipality of Bergen. The municipalities involved in the merger were Arna, Fana, Laksevåg and Åsane.
Since the merger, the area is now the borough of the city of Bergen, with very similar borders to those of the old municipality. After it was merged with Bergen, the former municipality was split into two boroughs: Laksevåg, which consisted of neighborhoods south of Puddefjorden separating it from the city centre, and Loddefjord, consisting of neighborhoods further west, closer to the islands of Sotra. In 2000, the boroughs were merged forming the borough of Laksevåg.
The mountain Gravdalsfjellet peaks at 351 metres (1,152 ft) in elevation.
The borough of Laksevåg includes the villages and neighborhoods: Alvøen, Bjørndal, Drotningsvik, Godvik, Gravdal, Hetlevik, Håkonshella, Kjøkkelvik, Loddefjord, Loddefjorddalen, Mathopen, Olsvik, and Vadmyra.
Hordaland was a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark, and Rogaland counties. Hordaland was the third largest county after Akershus and Oslo by population. The county government was the Hordaland County Municipality which is located in Bergen. Before 1972, the city of Bergen was its own separate county apart from Hordaland. On 1 January 2020, the county was merged with neighbouring Sogn og Fjordane county to form the new Vestland county.
Sund is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county in Norway. The municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 2020 when it joined Øygarden Municipality. It was located in the traditional district of Midhordland. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Skogsvåg. Other larger villages in Sund included Klokkarvik, Tælavåg, Kausland, and Hammarsland.
Arna is a borough in the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. It is one of eight boroughs in Bergen. It encompasses the northeastern part of the municipality of Bergen. Arna was merged into the city of Bergen in 1972. Prior to that, it was the separate municipality of Arna. The main population centres in the borough are the villages of Indre Arna, Ytre Arna, and Espeland.
Bergenhus is a borough of the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. This borough encompasses the city centre and is the most urbanized area of the whole city. The 25.41-square-kilometre (6,280-acre) borough has a population (2014) of 40,606. This gives Bergenhus a population density of 1,598 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,140/sq mi).
Åsane is a borough of the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. The borough makes up the northern part of the city, north of the city centre.
Alvøen or Alvøy is a manor house located on a historic industrial site in the Laksevåg borough of the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. Alvøen Manor was once one of the grander private homes in Bergen.
The Askøy Bridge is a suspension bridge which crosses the Byfjorden between the municipalities of Bergen and Askøy in Vestland county, Norway. It is 1,057 meters (3,468 ft) long and has a main span of 850 meters (2,789 ft). Its span was the longest for any suspension bridge in Norway, until the Hardanger Bridge was opened in August 2013. It carries two lanes of County Road 562 and a combined pedestrian and bicycle path. The bridge's two concrete pylons are 152 meters (499 ft) tall and are located at Brøstadneset in Bergen municipality and Storeklubben in Askøy municipality. The bridge has seven spans in total, although all but the main span are concrete viaducts. The bridge has a clearance below of 62 meters (203 ft).
Damsgård Manor is a landmark manor and estate in Bergen, Norway. It is noted for its distinct rococo style and is possibly the best preserved wooden building from 18th-century Europe.
Loddefjord is an urban settlement in the borough of Laksevåg in the municipality of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. It is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southwest of the city centre. Loddefjord consists mainly of high- and low-rise flats revolving around the local shopping mall. It is home to a large group of immigrants who came to Bergen in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Laksevåg is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county in 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 Bergen Municipality which is now in Vestland county. The municipality was located along the Byfjorden, north of the Grimstadfjorden, and west of the Fyllingsdalen valley.
Åsane is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county in Norway. The municipality existed from 1904 until 1972. The 71-square-kilometre (27 sq mi) municipality encompassed the northern part of the Bergen Peninsula, roughly corresponding to the present-day borough of Åsane in the city-municipality of Bergen. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Eidsvåg. The main church for the municipality was Åsane Church. Historically, the area was called Aasene, but with spelling reforms in the Norwegian language, the modern spelling has been Åsane since about 1920.
Årstad is a former municipality in the old Hordaland county in Norway. The 21.37-square-kilometre (8.25 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until 1915 when it was merged into the city of Bergen. The municipality of Årstad was a southern suburb of the city of Bergen, mostly located in the valley to the south of the bay Store Lungegårdsvannet and the Puddefjorden all the way south to the village of Nattland. The administrative centre of Årstad was the village of Kronstad. The mountain Ulriken lies to the east of Årstad and the mountain Løvstakken lies to the west. The municipality is named after the medieval farm Alrekstad, located on this site. The area of the old municipality somewhat corresponds to the present-day borough of Årstad in the city of Bergen.
Olsvik is a neighborhood in the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the western part of the borough of Laksevåg, just west of the mountain Lyderhorn. The area is dominated by low-rise residential areas. It features Olsvik School, Olsvikåsen Upper Secondary School, and Olsvik Church. Olsvik is east of Godvik, west of Kjøkkelvik, north of Loddefjorddalen and Storavatnet, and south of the Byfjorden. It consists of the basic statistical units Festeråsen, Olsvikstallen, Olsvikfjellet, Olsvikmarka, Fredheim, Olsvikåsen, and Brønndalen. As of 2009, it had 4,878 residents and covered 1.36 square kilometres (0.53 sq mi).
Drotningsvik is a neighborhood in the city of Bergen, Norway. It is located west of the village of Loddefjord in the borough of Laksevåg.
Gravdalsvatnet is a lake in the western part of Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The 0.21-square-kilometre (52-acre) lake is located immediately south of the village of Gravdal in the borough of Laksevåg, west of the center of the city of Bergen. National Road 555 runs along the south shore, just west of the mountain Lyderhorn.
Gravdal is a neighborhood in the city of Bergen in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the borough of Laksevåg in the valley between the mountains Damsgårdsfjellet and Lyderhorn. The Byfjorden flows past to the north and the lake Gravdalsvatnet to the south. The western end of the Damsgård Tunnel is located in Gravdal. Nygård Church is also located in Gravdal.
National Road 555 is a 27.8 kilometers (17.3 mi) long national road which runs from the city center of Bergen to Kolltveit in Øygarden Municipality in Vestland county, Norway.
Bergen City Museum is a foundation which operates several museums in Bergen, Norway.
Gyldenpris is a neighborhood in Bergen, Norway in the borough of Årstad.