List of Municipalities in Hordaland, Norway

This is a list of municipalities in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Hordaland, until 1919 known as Søndre Bergenhus amt, is divided into 33 municipalities. Traditionally, the county was divided into five districts or landscapes; Hardanger, Voss, Sunnhordland, Midhordland and Nordhordland, which do not have separate administrations. The municipality and city of Bergen, a separate county until 1972, is the county capital of Hordaland.

Municipality
Notes
Landscape
Area in
km2
Population
(2009)
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Askøy
Askøy was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Laksevåg was separated from Askøy in 1918. Most of Herdla was merged with Askøy in 1964. Midthordland 100 km² 24,432

Austevoll
Austevoll was separated from Sund in 1886. Midthordland 117 km² 4,417

Austrheim
Austrheim was separated from Lindås in 1 January 1910. Fedje was separated from Austrheim in 1947. Nordhordland 57 km² 2,576

Bergen
County capital, is divided into eight boroughs, the only administrative subdivision within a municipality in the county. Established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Bergen landdistrikt was merged into Bergen in 1877, Årstad in 1915, and Åsane, Arna, Fana and Laksevåg in 1972. Midthordland 465 km² 252,051

Bømlo
The municipality of Finnås was divided into Bømlo, Bremnes and Moster 1 July 1916. The latter two were merged with Bømlo in 1963. Sunnhordland 246 km² 11,085

Eidfjord
Eidfjord was separated from Ulvik 1 May 1891. Eidfjord was a part of Ullensvang from 1964 until 1977. Hardanger 1,493 km² 945

Etne
Etne was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Most of Skånevik was merged with Etne in 1965. Sunnhordland/
Haugaland
735 km² 3,854

Fedje
Fedje was separated from Austrheim in 1947. Nordhordland 9 km² 596

Fitjar
Fitjar was separated from Stord in 1860. Sunnhordland 143 km² 2,908

Fjell
Fjell was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Midthordland 148 km² 21,507

Fusa
Fusa was separated from Os in 1856. Hålandsdal and Strandvik were separated from Fusa in 1903, but merged into Fusa again in 1964. Midthordland 379 km² 3,791

Granvin
Granvin was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. In 1858, Ulvik, which used to be an annex to Granvin, became the main parish, and Granvin an annex to Ulvik. Granvin was separated from Ulvik as a municipality of its own 1 May 1891. Hardanger 213 km² 950

Jondal
Jondal was separated from Strandebarm in 1846. Hardanger 210 km² 1,022

Kvam
Kvam, until 1912 named Vikør, was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Strandebarm was merged with Kvam in 1965. Hardanger 616 km² 8,338

Kvinnherad
Kvinnherad was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Fjelberg, most of Varaldsøy and parts of Skånevik, were merged with Kvinnherad in 1965. Sunnhordland 1,135 km² 13,112

Lindås
Lindås was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Masfjorden was separated from Lindås 1 March 1879. Austrheim was separated from Lindås in 1910. Alversund, and parts of Hamre and Hosanger, were merged with Lindås in 1964. Nordhordland 476 km² 14,036

Masfjorden
Masfjorden was separated from Lindås in 1 January 1879. Nordhordland 556 km² 1,652

Meland
Meland was separated from Alversund in 1923. The northern part of Holsnøyni was transferred from Herdla to Meland in 1964. Nordhordland 93 km² 6,478

Modalen
Modalen was separated from Hosanger in 1910. The middle part of Eksingedalen was transferred from Modalen to Vaksdal in 1964. Midthordland 412 km² 351

Os
Os was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Fusa was separated from Os in 1856. Samnanger was separated from Os in 1907. Midthordland 140 km² 16,437

Osterøy
Osterøy was established as a new municipality 1 January 1964, after the merger of large parts of Bruvik, Hamre, Haus and Hosanger. Midthordland 93 km² 7,352

Radøy
Radøy was created as a new municipality in 1 January 1964, after the merger of large parts of Hordabø, Manger and Sæbø, and smaller parts of Austrheim and Lindås. Nordhordland 112 km² 4,825

Samnanger
Samnanger was separated from Os in 1907. Midthordland 269 km² 2,379

Stord
Stord was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Fitjar was separated from Stord in 1860. Valestrand was separated from Stord in 1868. Sunnhordland 144 km² 17,289

Sund
Sund was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Austevoll was separated from Sund in 1886. Midthordland 100 km² 5,899

Sveio
Sveio was separated from Finnås in 1861. Vikebygd was separated from Sveio in 1902. Valestrand and the western part of Vikebygd were merged with Sveio in 1964. Sunnhordland/
Haugalandet
246 km² 4,906

Tysnes
Tysnes was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Sunnhordland 255 km² 2,792

Ullensvang
Ullensvang was an annex to Kinsarvik until 1869, when Ullensvang became the main parish, and Kinsarvik an annex to Ullensvang. Kinsarvik and Odda were separated from Ullensvang as municipalities of their own 1 July 1913. Most of Kinsarvik was again merged with Ullensvang in 1964. Eidfjord was merged with Ullensvang in 1964, but was separated from Ullensvang in 1977. Hardanger 1,399 km² 3,351

Ulvik
Ulvik was an annex to Granvin until 1858, when Granvin became an annex to Ulvik. Granvin and Eidfjord were separated from Ulvik in 1891. Hardanger 721 km² 1,095

Vaksdal
Vaksdal was created as a municipality 1 January 1964, after the merger of parts of Bruvik, Evanger and Modalen. Midthordland 716 km² 4,110

Voss
Voss was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. Vossestrand was separated from Voss in 1868. Evanger was separated from Voss in 1885. Vossestrand and most of Evanger were merged with Voss in 1964. Voss 1,806 km² 13,868

Øygarden
Øygarden was created as a municipality 1 January 1964, after the merger of Hjelme and parts of Herdla. Midthordland 67 km² 4,223
Total 15,460 km² 469,681

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