Laksevåg

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Laksevåg bydel
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Central Loddefjord
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Map of the 8 boroughs of Bergen
Coordinates: 60°22′23″N05°14′24″E / 60.37306°N 5.24000°E / 60.37306; 5.24000 Coordinates: 60°22′23″N05°14′24″E / 60.37306°N 5.24000°E / 60.37306; 5.24000
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Vestland
District Midhordland
City Bergen
Area
  Total29.96 km2 (11.57 sq mi)
Area rank5th
 6.7% of total
Population
 (2014)
  Total39,584
  Rank5th
  Density1,300/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. [1]

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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.

History

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. [2]

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.

Geography

The mountain Gravdalsfjellet peaks at 351 metres (1,152 ft) in elevation. [3]

Villages and neighborhoods

The borough of Laksevåg includes the villages and neighborhoods: Alvøen, Bjørndal, Drotningsvik, Godvik, Gravdal, Hetlevik, Håkonshella, Kjøkkelvik, Loddefjord, Loddefjorddalen, Mathopen, Olsvik, and Vadmyra.

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Olsvik

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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.

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References

Footnotes

  1. Store norske leksikon. "Laksevåg – bydel i Bergen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. "Laksevåg før og nå" (in Norwegian). Bergen kommune. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013.
  3. Viggohytten har brent ned til grunnen
  4. Alvøen hovedbygning (bymuseet i bergen museene)
  5. Damsgård Manor (bymuseet i bergen museene)
  6. Mølledrift og annen virksomhet i Gravdal (Ole Kristian Jørgensen) Archived 2012-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  7. Kvarven fort (Mediesenteret ved Høgskolen i Bergen)

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