Sund, Norway

Sund kommune
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Locator map showing Sund within Hordaland
CountyHordaland
DistrictMidhordland
Municipality
Administrative centreSkogsvåg
Mayor (2003)Albrigt Sangolt (H)
Official language formNynorsk
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 387
100 km
95 km
0.03 %
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 181
5,435
0.12 %
7.3 %
57/km
CoordinatesCoordinates:
www.sund.kommune.no
Data from Statistics Norway
Sund is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway.

Sund was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Austevoll was separated from Sund January 1, 1886.

The municipality lies on the southern part of the island of Sotra. Sund has a coastline of about 110 km and is historically a municipality consisting of farmers and fishermen. 180 nautical miles due west are the Shetland Islands.

The tallest peak is Førdesveten, 284 metres above sea level. From Førdesveten the whole municipality, with most, or all, of the communities such as Tælavåg, Glesvær, Klokkarvik and Skogsvåg is visible. The Marsteinen Lighthouse can also be seen. This is probably the westernmost lighthouse in the vicinity of Bergen, and the location where the Royal Norwegian Navy's frigate HNoMS Oslo (F300) ran aground and sank on January 24 1994.

The fjord separating the island of Sotra from the mainland, Krossfjorden, is historically the most used sea route into Bergen, and is as much as 600 metres deep in some places. The treacherous waters in the area mean there is a continuing need for piloting services, and this tradition is kept alive by the "Viksøy Losstasjon".

The Telavåg Tragedy occurred in the small village of Telavåg in Sund.

The name

The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the farm Sund (Norse Sund), since the first church was built there. The name is identical with the word sund n 'strait, sound'.

Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from modern times (1988). It shows a lighthouse.

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Hordaland (Norse Hörðaland) (Frisian Hörnaland) is the old name of the region - revived in modern times. The first element is the plural genitive case of hörðar, the name of an old Germanic tribe (see Charudes).
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Midhordland is a traditional district in the western part of Norway, consisting of the central portion of the county of Hordaland. It includes the municipalities Askøy, Austevoll, Bergen, Fjell, Fusa, Os, Osterøy, Samnanger, Sund, Vaksdal and Øygarden.
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Motto
Royal: Alt for Norge ("Everything for Norway")
1814 Eidsvoll oath:
Enige og tro til Dovre faller
("United and faithful until the mountains of Dovre crumble")

Anthem
Ja, vi elsker

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Austevoll is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway.

Austevoll was separated from Sund January 1, 1886.

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Telavåg is a small village in the municipality of Sund, located 39 km south west of Bergen, Norway, with a population of about 600.

Destruction of Telavåg in World War II
Part of World War II

Date April 30, 1942
Location Telavåg, near Bergen, Norway
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