Bremanger is a municipality in
the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
Bremanger was separated from Kinn in 1866. Davik was merged with Bremanger
January 1, 1965.
The municipality consists of the villages Ålfoten, Kalvåg, Svelgen, Rugsund,
Davik and Berle. Svelgen is the administrative center with its 1174
inhabitants (2006). In the district of Bremanger you will find tourist
destinations as Kalvåg which has the one of the largest and best-kept
waterfront environment in the county, Grotlesanden, the Hornelen cliff that
has big rocks, rock carvings at Vingen and the old trading stations of
Rugsund and Smørhavn.
The name (Norse Brimangr)
originally belonged to the fjord of Bremangerpollen. The first element is
brim n 'breaker wave, heavy sea', the last element is angr m 'fjord'.