Fana is a borough of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The borough makes up the part of the municipality of Bergen. The borough was part of the historic municipality of Fana which was incorporated into Bergen in 1972. The old municipality was larger than the present-day borough of Fana. It also included all of the boroughs of Ytrebygda and Fyllingsdalen as well as the southern part of the present-day boroughs of Årstad. As of 1 January 2012, Fana had a population of 39,216, the name is really farm name, in Old Norse fani, which probably means swampland or myrlende, according to the Store norske leksikon. Fana is the geographically largest of the boroughs, with an area of 151 km2. Most major industries in Fana are located near the neighborhood of Nesttun, the mountain Livarden lies along the northeastern boundary of the borough. The villages and neighborhoods in the include, Fanahammeren, Nattland, Nesttun, Paradis, Nordvåg, Skjold. Gamlehaugen is located by the lake Nordåsvannet in northern Fana, south of the present-day Fjøsanger residential area, the mansion is the residence of the Royal Family in Bergen, and is surrounded by a park. It was commissioned by Christian Michelsen, a magnate and later Prime Minister of Norway, in 1899. While the park is open to the public at almost all times, Hop is the location of Troldhaugen, a museum and home of the composer Edvard Grieg 1885-1907. A replica of the Fantoft Stave Church has been located in Fana since 1997, the original was built in 1150 and it burned down in 1992,109 years after it was moved to Bergen in 1883. Fana Church is a recently built church that is used for most church functions in the area. Sports teams include IL Gneist, IL Bjarg and Fana IL, choirs include Sola Fide, Fana Mannskor, Korall. The European route E39 highway passes through the borough of Fana, from the border with Årstad borough to the neighborhood of Hop, the E39 highway is the 4-lane dual carriageway called Fritz C. Riebers veg continues southwards as Rv 580 to Lagunen Storsenter, prior to the construction of Fritz C. Riebers veg, the road between central Bergen and Fana had been Fv 582, which passes through Storetveit, Paradis, Hop, Nesttun
The main building at Gamlehaugen
A shopping street in Nesttun, a commercial centre in Fana.