Marstein lighthouse
Marstein lighthouse
Map of Districts and Municipalities in Vestland
Coordinates: 60°17′N 05°12′E / 60.283°N 5.200°E / 60.283; 5.200Coordinates: 60°17′N 05°12′E / 60.283°N 5.200°E / 60.283; 5.200
Commercial CenterBergen
 • Total1,785 km2 (689 sq mi)
 • Total386 988

Midhordland or Midthordland is a traditional district in the Vestlandet region of Norway. It consists of the central-west portion of the old Hordaland county (now part of Vestland county), mostly including the islands and coastal fjord areas surrounding (and including) the Bergen Peninsula. It includes the city on Bergen and the surrounding municipalities of Askøy, Austevoll, Bjørnafjorden, Samnanger, and Øygarden. The region is dominated by its largest city, Bergen, which is also the second largest city in the country.[1]

There are no administrative functions for this district, it is simply a cultural and historical area. Until 2014, the Church of Norway had a deanery called Midhordland prosti, but that has since been dissolved and its churches transferred to other neighboring deaneries.

Municipalities of Midhordland

Arms Name Inhabitants Area Language form
Askøy komm.svg
Askøy 29,553 101 Neutral
Austevoll komm.svg
Austevoll 5,283 117 Nynorsk
Bergen våpen.svg
Bergen 286,930 465 Neutral
Bjørnafjorden komm.svg
Bjørnafjorden 25,213 517 Nynorsk
Samnanger komm.svg
Samnanger 2,501 269 Nynorsk
Sund komm.svg
Øygarden 39,032 315 Nynorsk
Midhordland 388,412 1,784 Nynorsk, Neutral



  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Midhordland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-11-10.