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Vossevangen or Voss is the administrative centre of Voss municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies on the northeastern shore of the lake Vangsvatnet in the central part of the municipality, about east of the city of Bergen. The villages of Borstrondi and Kvitheim are both small suburbs located just north of Vossevangen. The 3.84km2 village has a population (2013) of 6,053, giving the village a population density of.The European route E16 highway and the Bergensbanen railway line both run through the village. The railway line stops at Voss Station in the centre of the village. This is the main road and main railway line between the cities of Oslo and Bergen. The Norwegian National Road 13 also runs through the village.HistoryAccording to legend, the people of Voss were forcibly converted to Christianity by King Olav, who later became St. Olav. A stone cross situated in Vossevangen is said to have been erected at this time. The town contains the stone Voss Church from 1277, with a 16th-century eccentric, octagonal steeple. Just outside the village is Finnesloftet, a wooden guildhall believed to be the oldest profane (non-sacred) wooden building in Northern Europe.Use our world travel planner: Vossevangen and all its delights await.
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