Bergen, Norway

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Bergen, Norway
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Vegard Sætrenes View Usermap entry
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60.395964
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5.324764
60.395964;5.324764
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Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. Trading in Bergen may have started as early as the 1020s, but the city was not incorporated until 1070. It served as Norway's capital from 1217 to 1299, and from the end of the 13th century became a bureau city of the Hanseatic League. Until 1789, Bergen enjoyed exclusive rights to mediate trade between Northern Norway and abroad. The remains of the quays, Bryggen, is a World Heritage Site.

Bergen, Norway
July 2011

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