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Hordaland (hôrˈdälän) [key], county (1995 pop. 422,581), c.6,030 sq mi (15,600 sq km), SW Norway, bordering on the North Sea in the west. Bergen is the capital. Hordaland includes the Hardangerfjord region and numerous islands and is a favorite tourist area. Fishing, farming, and manufacturing (including chemicals and metal goods) are the chief occupations.

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