About the area:
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of 259,200 as of July 8, 2010. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. Greater Bergen or Bergen Metropolitan Area as defined by Statistics Norway, has a population of 380,700 as of July 8, 2010.
Bergen is located in the county of Hordaland on the south-western coast of Norway. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway. the city was one of nine European cities honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in the Millennium year.