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Bergen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈbæ̀rɡn̩]), historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Vestland on the west coast of NorwayAt the end of 2019, the municipality's population was 283,929, and the Bergen metropolitan region has about 420,000 inhabitantsBergen is the second-largest city in NorwayThe municipality covers 465 square kilometres (180 sq mi) and is on the peninsula of BergenshalvøyenThe city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on Byfjorden, 'the city fjord', and the city is surrounded by mountains; Bergen is known as the 'city of seven mountains'.
Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are on islandsBergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland, and consists of eight boroughs: Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad, and Åsane. Trading in Bergen may have started as early as the 1020sAccording to tradition, the city was founded in 1070 by king Olav Kyrre and was named Bjørgvin, 'the green meadow among the mountains'It served as Norway's capital in the 13th century, and from the end of the 13th century became a bureau city of the Hanseatic LeagueUntil 1789, Bergen enjoyed exclusive rights to mediate trade between Northern Norway and abroad and it was the largest city in Norway until the 1830s when it was overtaken by the capital, Christiania (now known as Oslo).
What remains of the quays, Bryggen, is a World Heritage SiteThe city was hit by numerous fires over the yearsThe Bergen School of Meteorology was developed at the Geophysical Institute starting in 1917, the Norwegian School of Economics was founded in 1936, and the University of Bergen in 1946From 1831 to 1972, Bergen was its own countyIn 1972 the municipality absorbed four surrounding municipalities and became a part of Hordaland county. The city is an international center for aquaculture, shipping, the offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology, and a national centre for higher education, media, tourism and finance.
Bergen Port is Norway's busiest in terms of both freight and passengers, with over 300 cruise ship calls a year bringing nearly a half a million passengers to Bergen, a number that has doubled in 10 yearsAlmost half of the passengers are German or BritishThe city's main football team is SK Brann and a unique tradition of the city is the buekorpsNatives speak a distinct dialect, known as 'Bergensk'The city features Bergen Airport, Flesland and Bergen Light Rail, and is the terminus of the Bergen Line.
Additional Information About Oslo
Oslo ( OZ-loh, also US: OSS-loh, Norwegian: [ˈʊ̂ʂlʊ], rarely [ˈʊ̂slʊ, ˈʊ̀ʂlʊ]) is the capital and most populous city of NorwayIt constitutes both a county and a municipalityDuring the Viking Age the area was part of Viken, the northernmost Danish provinceOslo was founded as a city at the end of the Viking Age in the year 1040 under the name Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald HardradaThe city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300.
Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influenceAfter being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honourIt was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838The city functioned as the capital of Norway during the 1814–1905 union between Sweden and NorwayFrom 1877, the city's name was spelled Kristiania in government usage, a spelling that was adopted by the municipal authorities only in 1897.
In 1925 the city, after incorporating the village retaining its former name, was renamed OsloIn 1948 Oslo merged with Aker, a municipality which surrounded the capital and which was 27 times larger, thus creating the modern, vastly enlarged Oslo municipality. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of NorwayThe city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shippingIt is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in EuropeThe city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers.
Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme. Oslo is considered a global city and was ranked "Beta World City" in studies carried out by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008It was ranked number one in terms of quality of life among European large cities in the European Cities of the Future 2012 report by fDi magazineA survey conducted by ECA International in 2011 placed Oslo as the second most expensive city in the world for living expenses after TokyoIn 2013 Oslo tied with the Australian city of Melbourne as the fourth most expensive city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s Worldwide Cost of Living studyOslo was ranked as the 24th most liveable city in the world by Monocle magazine.As of 27 February 2020, the municipality of Oslo had a population of 693,491, while the population of the city's urban area of 4 November 2019 was 1,019,513.