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1 Hordaland county and the Hordaland County Council

2 Welcome to Hordaland!

3 Hordaland creating wealth in a strong Norwegian region Torill Selsvold Nyborg County Mayor

4 Municipalities 33 municipalities Second largest in Norway Bergen 252,000 Second smallest in Norway Modalen 351

5 Population 470,000 inhabitants (9,7%) 4,8 mill in Norway 252,000 live in Bergen The population increases in the coastal areas Knarvik Frekhaug Kleppestø Straume Bergen Norheimsund Voss Øystese Osøyro Largest municipalities by population 1 January 2009 Bergen Askøy Fjell Stord Svortland Husnes Leirvik Odda Smallest municipality: Etne Modalen 351 Sveio

6 Political structure in Norway Central government County governors Counties Municipalities

7 Political structure

8 The Hordaland County Council In the election period eight political parties are represented in the Council. The Labour Party 14 rep The Progress Party 14 The Conservative Party 11 The Christian Democratic Party 5 The Socialist Left Party 4 The Centre Party 4 The Liberal Party 3 The Red Party 2

9 Administrative structure Chief Executive Mr. Paul M. Nilsen

10 The Hordaland county council is responsible for county policies within Secondary education Culture and sports Transport and communications Dental health Economic development and regional planning

11 The council s income is derived from Other income 24% Central government grants 31% Local taxes 45%

12 Expenditure by sector, 2008 Numbers in mill kr

13 Expenditure by sector, percentage Transport and communications 22,6% Culture and sports 4,7% Education 54,2%

14 The County Council employs 4,400 people Men 43,6% Women 56,4% Education Dental health Administration/others

15 Trade and Industry Photo: Statoil

16 Hordaland Export County no. 1 Tal frå SSB Hordaland 1st half 2008: 16 % of all Norwegian export 47 % of oil- and gas export 15 % of export of fish 9 % of export of manufactured goods

17 Employment by sector in Hordaland Extraction of crude petroleum, Manufacturing and mining, Electricity, gas and water supply and Construction Wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants Transport and communications Financial intermediation, real estate, leasing and business activities Education Health and sosial services Other Labour market per. June 2009: 2,4 % unemployed (6 145 persons) 73 % increase from June 2008

18 Fish farming Hordaland is an important aquaculture county and a pioneering region in modern aquaculture tons of salmon and trout in 2008 First hand value: mill NOK 17 % of the total Norwegian production 22 % of the total production of smolt Widening the range of species Fisheries The Hordaland fishing fleet delivers around 15% of the total Norwegian catch Education and research The Directorate of Fisheries The Institute of Marine Research Department of biology, University of Bergen Photo: The Austevoll fishing fleet by Linda Mathilde Økland, Austevoll Forlag AS

19 The Fruit County Hordaland covers one third of the total area of fruit growing in Norway Hardanger is the fruit district par excellence Increasing export of cherries Other products: Apple, plums, pears In recent years fruit farmers have concentrated strongly on cider production Photo: Ullensvang herad

20 The Norwegian Armed Forces Haakonsvern naval base Main base of the Royal Norwegian Navy Largest naval base in the Nordic area One of the largest employers in Hordaland (4,000 people)

21 Research and education Over 30,000 students (15 % of the national total) University of Bergen (UiB) Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) Foundation for Social and Industrial Research (SNF) Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) Chr. Michelsen Research AS Marine Research Institute Norwegian Underwater Technology Centre (NUTEC) Bergen High-Technology Centre (HiB) Bergen University College Stord/Haugesund University College Bergen National Academy of the Arts Bergen School of Architecture NLA - College of Teacher Education NLA - Academy of Religion and Education Photo: Helene Nygård Helgøy

22 The Norwegian education system

23 Education in Hordaland Kindergartens 595 Kindergartens public 363 private children (2008) Primary and lower secondary educationcompulsory (age 6 to 16): 320 Primary and lower secondary schools, total in Norway pupils pupils in 15 private schools (2008/2009) Upper secondary education (age 16 to 19) 46 Upper secondary schools run by Hordaland County Council, ca 17,000 pupils (2009) 14 private upper secondary schools, 2,286 pupils Folk high schools (most students 19/20 years old) 8 Folk high schools - 1 run by Hordaland County Council - 7 private (2009) Adult education Adult education at primary and upper secondary level, Norwegian language studies for adult immigrants and courses organized by folk high schools, study associations and distance learning institutions. 46,586 participants in the 3,334 courses organized by popular education organizations in Hordaland in 2007.

24 Scenery and Culture Photo: Arkiv Hordaland reiseliv

25 Bergen Gateway to the fjords 260 cruise ships tourists 1,3 million hotel bed-nights Photo: Inge Døskeland Photo: Arkiv Hordaland reiseliv

26 Eidfjord Cruise port Photo: Archive Eidfjord kommune

27 Culture tradition and innovation Rich & varied Cultural Expressions Den Nationale Scene, Bergen Western Norway Emigration Centre, Radøy The Mostra Pageant, Bømlo

28 Exciting cultural events festivals Vossa Jazz, Natt Jazz Bergen Night Jazz, Bergen International Festival Hardanger Music Festival, Hardingtoner Music Festival, Rosendal Music Festival The Bergen Wave Innovative musical expressions - pop and rock Folk Music has a strong position Literary Festivals Film festivals The Mostra Pageant The Coastal Heritage Weeks, Torgdagen - The Bergen Open Market Heritage Day Bergen Food Festival Extreme Sports Week, Voss & numerous other sporting events Photo: Bergen International Festival

29 Institutions the Arts The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Established 1765 Den Nationale Scene Theatre The oldest theatre in Norway The Hordaland Theatre Bergen International Theatre Carte Blanche Ballet Company Art Galleries The Millennium Arts Centre Kabuso, Øystese Western Norway Film Centre Photo: Den Nationale Scene Theatre

30 The Great Outdoors Boating, kayaking, canoeing Hordaland is the leading small craft county - a total length of coastline 8,741 km Angling, golf, horse-riding, mountain walks, paragliding, skiing, skating, rafting, water sports The North Sea Heritage Trail The North Sea Cycle Route Photo: Voss Rafting

31 Museum County no. 1 in Norway Close to a 100 museums and collections 33 museums incorporated in 9 umbrella museums funded by The State, The County Council & Local Councils Photo: Kjartan Pettersen

32 Energy hydro power, oil and gas

33 Energy hydro power, oil and gas The petroleum sector Norway`s largest industry With the Ekofisk discovery 40 years ago (1969) the Norwegian oil adventure really began Total petroleum production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf : million Sm 3 oil equivalents (oe) natural gas: 99 million Sm 3 oe total production of oil million Sm 3 (2008)

34 Hydro-power the biggest producer in the country Production June Mai 2009: GWh ( GWh, 2007/2008) (12,6 % total national production) Consumed annually in Hordaland Energy intensive industry GWh Ordinary consumption GWh Major «export» from Hordaland Sima hydro power plant second largest in the country GWh annually Sima hydro power plant, Eidfjord

35 Oil and gas The big oil and gas fields in the North Sea are situated next to the coast of Hordaland Hordaland has a complete and highly qualified cluster of suppliers

36 The petroleum region Hordaland The petroleum sector employs 20,000 Norway s foremost region for operation, production and maintenance Highest skills and competence in the world (Subsea, Drilling ) Hub for technological research and development A centre of education Over 50% of the Norwegian oil installations are run from Bergen Total annually created wealth in the region 200 billion NOK

37 Mongstad The regional Sture clusters Kollsnes Ågotnes Bergen Stord

38 Gas distribution from the Norwegian shelf Gas pipelines and fields in the Northern parts of the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea

39 Communications Photo: Roald Bertelsen

40 The road network E39 Førde Ålesund E16 Oslo Sogn Trunk roads (759 km) North - South: The coastal trunk road E39 East - West: E16 and E134 Inner trunk road: Rv 13 (Classified road) 19 ferry links Other classified roads (1103 km) Countyroads (1766 km) Frekhaug Kleppestø Straume Svortland Bergen Knarvik E39 Osøyro Leirvik E16 Norheimsund Husnes Etne Voss Øystese E134 Rv13 Odda Rv7 Oslo Hallingdal E134 Telemark Oslo Grenland Sveio Haugesund E39 Stavanger

41 Other infra structure Important ports Airports Railway Mongstad Mongstad terminal Voss Sture Knarvik Frekhaug CCB (Ågotnes) Kleppestø Øystese Straume Bergen central port Bergen Norheimsund Bergen airport Flesland Osøyro The Bergen railway Odda Svortland Stord airport Sørstokken Sveio Haugesund Husnes Leirvik Stord port Etne Public ports Base/private ports Oil terminal Airport/railway line

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