Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn OG Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark, and Rogaland counties. Hordaland is the third largest county after Akershus and Oslo via populace. The county government is the Hordaland County Municipality that's positioned in Bergen. Before 1972, the metropolis of Bergen turned into its personal separate county other than Hordaland. Hordaland County has been round for multiple thousand years. Since the 7th century, the vicinity changed into made from many petty kingdoms beneath the Gulating and turned into called Hordafylke when you consider that around the year 900. In the early 16th century, Norway became divided into four len. The Bergenhus len turned into headquartered in Bergen and encompassed an awful lot of western and northerly Norway. In 1662, the lens were replaced by using amts.
Bergenhus amt firstly consisted of the existing-day areas of Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, and Sunnmore and the far northern Nordlandene amt become subordinate to Bergenhus. In the 1680s, Nordlandene and Sunnmore have been break up from Bergenhus. In 1763, the amt became divided into northern and southern elements: Order Bergenhus amt and Sondre Bergenhus amt. When the amt become break up, the cutting-edge municipality of Gulen become cut up with the southern component ending up in Sondre Bergenhus amt. In 1773, the border become re-drawn so that every one of Gulen become located within the northern part. Sondre Bergenhus amt was renamed Hordaland fylke in 1919.