A Glimpse into the History of Hosanger

Hosanger is a small village located in the municipality of Etne, in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies at the innermost part of the Etnefjorden, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from the municipal center of Etne. Hosanger has a population (2013) of 589; giving the village a population density of about 1,600 inhabitants per square kilometer (4,200/sq mi).[1]

The village has a rich history that can be traced back to the viking era. The village was mentioned for the first time in a letter from King Sigurd Jorsalfar to the Pope in 1110, where Hosanger was referred to as a royal estate. The village has also been mentioned in several other letters and documents throughout the years.

The village has seen its fair share of destruction and rebuilding. The most notable event in the village’s history was the fire of 1865 that destroyed most of the village. The village was rebuilt shortly after the fire and has continued to grow and prosper.

Today, Hosanger is a quiet and peaceful village that offers its residents a unique and tranquil lifestyle. The village is surrounded by beautiful scenery and has a rich history that its residents can be proud of. I believe that Hosanger is a special place that offers its residents a unique and wonderful way of life.