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Fana is a borough of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway. The borough makes up the southeastern part of the municipality of Bergen. The borough was once part of the historic municipality of Fana which was incorporated into Bergen in 1972. The old municipality was much larger than the present-day borough of Fana. It also included all of the present-day boroughs of Ytrebygda and Fyllingsdalen as well as the southern part of the present-day boroughs of Årstad. As of 1 January 2012, Fana had a population of 39,216.

Fana (Mali)
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Fana (Sufism)

Fanaa ( ) is the Sufi term for "passing away" or "annihilation" (of the self). Fana means "to die before one dies" and represents a breaking down of the individual ego and a recognition of the fundamental unity of God, creation, and the individual self. Persons having entered this enlightened state obtain awareness of the intrinsic unity ( tawhid) between Allah and all that exists, including the individual's mind. It is coupled conceptually with baqaa, subsistence, which is the state of pure consciousness of and abidance in God.

Muslim scholars insist that despite similarities to the Hindu concept of samadhi, the concept of Fana is rooted in the Islamic teachings.

Fana (municipality)

Fana is a former municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality was located in the central part of the Bergen Peninsula, south of the city of Bergen. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Nesttun. The roughly municipality existed from 1838 until 1972 when it had 44,402 residents, making it one of the most populous municipalities in the nation. The area of the former municipality encompassed southern half of the present-day municipality of Bergen, it specifically included the present-day boroughs of Fyllingsdalen, Ytrebygda, and Fana, as well as the southern part of Årstad.

Fana (disambiguation)

Fana may refer to:


  • Fana, a borough of the city of Bergen, Norway
    • Fana Stadion, a stadium in the borough
    • FIK BFG Fana, athletics club in Fana
    • Fana Church, in the borough
  • Fana (municipality), a former municipality in Norway
  • Fana, Mali, in the commune of Guegneka, Mali
  • Fanas, Swiss municipality


  • Saint Fana, also known as Abu Fana, Abu Fanah, or Apa Bane (c. 354-395), Egyptian Christian hermit
    • Monastery of Saint Fana, Egypt
  • Mohammad Jan Fana (b. 1932) Afghan poet, writer, and artist
  • Frozan Fana (b. 1969), a candidate in the 2009 Afghan presidential election
  • Mzonke Fana (b. 1973), professional boxer from South Africa
  • Fana-Khusrau, a son of amir Majd al-Dawla of the Buyid dynasty of Iran
  • Jonathan Faña (b. 1987), a Dominican footballer
  • Karim Aït-Fana, (b. 1989), French football player of Moroccan descent
  • Fana Mokoena, South African actor
  • Yua Fana, alternative transliteration of Ewa Farna (b. 1993), Polish pop rock singer from the Czech Republic


  • Anopinella fana, moth species
  • Fana (Sufism), the Sufi term for extinction
  • fana, Latin plural of fanum, a sacred precinct or shrine
  • FANA, acronym for the National Air Force of Angola

Usage examples of "fana".

I was peeping with abandon, crouched with Basko behind a eucalyptus tree, when the shit hit the fana crap-o, non-Beverly Hills car pulled up.

He sought fana, union with God, and his relationship with God was personal and loving.

Moonlight reflected off of the white marble streets and fana as Hadassah found her way to the ludus.

While the metal anneals, he goes back to work on a hand-cranked, metal-bladed fana novelty item for Jasoltwishing that he had an answer for Brede, besides the small shields for wizard fire.