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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.


(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


(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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29, 2000--Standard & Poor's today affirmed its single-'A' counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Bergen Hull Club (Bergens Skibsassuranseforening-Gjensidig), following the announcement of Bergen Hull Club's intention to merge with Unitas Gjensidig Assuranseforening (Unitas)('BBBpi').
Bergen Hull Club will assume all Unitas' assets and liabilities and will be renamed the Norwegian Hull Club.
improvement on that held by Bergen Hull Club on a stand-alone