county in Norway

Vestland is a county in Norway that was created on 1 January 2020.[1][2] The county is located in Western Norway and it is centred around the city of Bergen.

Coat of arms

History: The island Selja (in Stad) has ruins of the monastery Selje kloster; It was built in the 12th century; It became the first bishopry in Norway; The bishopry was moved to Bergen (1170).[3]


  1. "Arealstatistikk for Norge". Kartverket (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2013-03-08. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  2. "19 fylker blir til 11 – dette skal de hete (19 counties becoming 11 – this will be their names)" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  3. Retrieved 2024-07-03