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 (bûr′gən, bĕr′-)
A city of southwest Norway on inlets of the North Sea. Founded c. 1070, it was the largest and most important city of medieval Norway.
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(Mountaineering) a large rucksack with a capacity of over 50 litres


1. (Placename) a port in SW Norway: chief city in medieval times. Pop: 237 430 (2004 est)
2. (Placename) the Flemish name for Mons
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(ˈbɜr gən, ˈbɛər-)

1. Edgar, 1903–78, U.S. ventriloquist.
2. a city in SW Norway on the Atlantic Ocean. 213,594.
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Noun1.Bergen - a port city in southwestern NorwayBergen - a port city in southwestern Norway  
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Kingdom of Norway, Noreg, Norge, Norway - a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
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It was the executioner of Bergen. But glowing with rage, the King commanded to seize the criminal and lead him to death, who had ventured to dance, with the queen; so disgraced the Empress, and insulted the crown.
Well then, and gave him the knight-stroke so I raise you to nobility, who begged for grace for your offense now kneels before me, rise as knight; knavish you have acted, and Knave of Bergen shall you be called henceforth, and gladly the Black knight rose; three cheers were given in honor of the Emperor, and loud cries of joy testified the approbation with which the Queen danced still once with the Knave of Bergen."
Cushman & Wakefield's Equity, Debt & Structured Finance (EDSF) group arranged $51.5 million in financing on behalf of Bergen Shippers Corp.
Cushman & Wakefield's Equity, Debt & Structured Finance group arranged approximately $51.5 million in financing on behalf of Bergen Shippers Corp.
Considering the number of local events this month, May is probably the best time to visit Bergen, but the Summer months of June, July and August will also provide good weather.
AN enchanting city surrounded by seven mountains, Bergen might be known as the gateway to the fjords, but Norway's second largest city has so much more to offer.
New York, NY, January 31, 2018 --( Bergen Linen, a commercial linen provider, is offering hospitality packages to local universities, colleges, camps and other dorm-like facilities.
THE annual Bergen Christmas tree has arrived in Newcastle and is ready to be decorated for the holiday season.
A SYMBOLIC gesture of goodwill from Newcastle's sister city, the annual Bergen Christmas tree is due in the UK today.
Open Candice Bergen's A Fine Romance and be prepared to settle in for an evening filled with a few drinks, casual grazing, laughter, tears and rollicking tales from one of America's finest actresses.