Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway. The city was one of nine European cities honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in the Millennium year. Bergen was founded in 1070 by King Olav Kyrre known as King Quiet or Pacific. It sits on a beautiful mountain valley known as "Seven Mountains" or "De Syv Fjell. Bergen is the gateway to the famous Norwegian fjords. Today Bergen is also known as the city of culture and it is known for its 8 beautiful neighborhoods: Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad and Asan. Nygardshoyden is a quaint area with a large number of buildings dating from late 19th century, many with neoclassical facades. The old part of town at Vagen Bay is Wharf Bryggen, which is a historic city neighborhood that houses a number of picturesque old houses made of wood dating from the eighteenth century. The Bergenhus Fortress, Real Haakon Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower are common tourist spots. Bergen's inter-municipal harbour is by far Norway's largest port and one of Europe's largest ports, according to the inter-municipal company Port of Bergen. The markets, fishing markets and the wooden colourful houses, cobbled streets is definitely a photographer's delight.Bergen is known as the City of Rain and can get extremely cold and wet.