Bergen, Norway Sister City to Seattle since 1970
Bergen and Seattle have been sister cities since 1970, but have a much deeper relationship that goes back to the beginnings of Seattle. Folks from Norway have been harvesting the great forest of the Pacific northwest and building Seattle since the earliest start of Seattle. Norwegiens have a long history of fishing here in the Northwest as well. Ballard is known for it's Norwegien culture as well as many other Seattle neighborhoods.
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Vurderer du å flytte til Seattle, Washington? I så fall er vi alltid tilgjengelige for å hjelpe deg med å finne det perfekte Seattle-området hjemme. For Greater Seattle Real Estate kontakt meg på Brian@SeattleHome.com eller ring oss når som helst på 206-431-5900.
Connect with the Bergen-Seattle Sister City Association here:
Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association | The Nordic Council of Greater Seattle | Events for the Nordic community in the Seattle area (nordicseattle.com)
Thinking of moving to Bergen, Norway? Check this website out:
Buying a House in Norway - Life in Norway
Sister City since 1970
The Seattle-Bergen relationship has featured many outstanding cultural and educational exchanges. In 1970 Sister Cities International honored the association with an award for best overall program. Bergen's Nordness Park has a totem pole from Seattle and the Seattle community of Ballard has a mini-park dedicated by King Olav of Norway. There are ongoing Seattle-Bergen exchanges at the high school and university levels. The Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association's other projects include cultural exchanges, hosting of visitors, tours to Scandinavia, social and political forums, and Norwegian film showings.
Bergen is Norway's second largest city with a population of 272,000 and is cosmopolitan center of trade, finance, shipping, oil production, fishing, research and learning. The city is famous for its International Music and Arts Festival and has a major university, music and art schools, and research institutions. Bergen, a City of Seven Mountains and gateway to the fjords and Europe, shares many ties with Seattle, a city of seven hills and gateway to Alaska and Asia.