Bergen is located in the west of Norway, on the Bergen Peninsula, near the North Sea, from which it is protected by the islands of Askøy, Holsnøy and Sutra. The central part of the city is located on the shores of the Vaugen Bay.
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Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, the capital of Vylke Hordaland and the largest city in Western Norway. In terms of the occupied area (a little more than 460 sq. Km), it is second only to Oslo, with which it competes in about the same way as St. Petersburg and Moscow. The population of Bergen is about 250 thousand people.
Bergen was founded between 1066 and 1093. King Olaf the Quiet. In the Middle Ages, it was chosen by the Hanseatic (merchant) union because of its advantageous location at the intersection of trade routes. From that moment on, the city became the capital of Medieval Scandinavia. Until the twentieth century, it was the largest city in Norway, the most important commercial and industrial center.