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Encyclopedia > Larvik
Larvik kommune
County Vestfold
District
Municipality NO-0709
Administrative centre Larvik
Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 199
535 km²
501 km²
0.17 %
Population
 - Total (Jan. 1st. 2006)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 17
41,211
0.90 %
5.5 %
82/km²
Coordinates 59°4′N 10°0′E
www.larvik.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke, Nynorsk: singular and plural fylke; until 1918 known as singular and plural- amt), and 433 municipalities (kommuner - Nynorsk: kommunar). ... County NO-07 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Tønsberg County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,224 km² 0. ... Norway may be divided into a number of traditional districts. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... Høyre - Norwegian Conservative Party The Conservative Party (norwegian Høyre, H, meaning right) is a Norwegian party. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

Coordinates: 59°4′N 10°0′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Larvik is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway, located approximately 105 kilometres (65 miles) southwest of Oslo. The municipality covers an area of 530 square kilometres, and has a population of 41,211 - citizens are often referred to as "Larvikings" (23,100 of which in the town). The municipality is the product of a merger in 1988 between the five former municipalities of Larvik, Stavern, Brunlanes, Tjølling and Hedrum. The economy of the municipality relies heavily on agriculture, commerce and services, light industry and transportation. The district also includes the town Stavern (Population: 5,000), and the villages Nevlunghavn, Helgeroa, Kvelde, Hvarnes and Tjølling. Notable geographical features include the lake Farris and the river Numedalslågen, locally called Lågen, which terminates in Larvik, east of the town. Larvik is also noted for its natural springs of mineral water, Farriskildene, which have been commercially exploited under the brand name Farris. At Kaupang in Tjølling lie the remains of the medieval Skiringssal trading outpost. Larvik is also home to the world's northernmost natural occurrence of beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) in the Bøkeskogen (Norwegian for: Beech Tree Forest). County NO-07 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Tønsberg County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,224 km² 0. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnehallen in Stavern, Norway. ... Brunlanes is a former municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. ... Tjølling is a former municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. ... Hedrum is a former municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. ... Commerce is the trading of something of economic value such as goods, services, information or money between two or more entities. ... Kvelde is a village in the municipality of Larvik, Norway. ... Tjølling is a former municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. ... Farris Farris is a natural mineral water, created under a mountain called Bøkkerfjellet near a small Norwegian town called Larvik. ... NumedalslÃ¥gen is a river located in southeastern Norway. ... Skiringssal is the name of an area situated in the Norwegian municipality of Sandefjord. ... Species Fagus crenata - Japanese Beech Fagus engleriana - Chinese Beech Fagus grandifolia - American Beech Fagus hayatae - Taiwan Beech Fagus japonica - Japanese Blue Beech Fagus longipetiolata - South Chinese Beech Fagus lucida - Shining Beech Fagus mexicana - Mexican Beech or Haya Fagus orientalis - Oriental Beech Fagus sylvatica - European Beech Beech (Fagus) is a genus...


Larvik has a daily ferry connection to Hirtshals in Denmark. The Pride of Rotterdam, One of the P&O Ferriess Flagships operating the Hull-Rotterdam Route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... Hirtshals Hirtshals is a municipality in northern Denmark, in the county of North Jutland on the top of peninsula of Jutland (→ Vendsyssel). ...


Larvik houses the Treschow estate which is currently owned by Mille-Marie Treschow, the most affluent woman in Norway. The Treschow estate was created in the 1820s when the last count of Larvik was declared bankrupt. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Events and Trends Nationalistic independence movements helped reshape the world during this decade: Greece declares independence from the Ottoman Empire (1821). ... Look up Count in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Countess redirects here. ...

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Notable natives

Thor Heyerdahl Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914 in Larvik, Norway–April 18, 2002 in Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian marine biologist with a great interest in anthropology, who became famous for his Kon-Tiki Expedition in which he sailed by raft 4,300 miles from South America to the... Colin Archer (22 July 1832 - 3 February 1921) was a naval architect and shipbuilder from Larvik, Norway. ... Arne Nordheim (born 20 June 1931) is a Norwegian composer, since 1982 living in the Norwegian States honorary residence, Grotten, next to the Royal Palace in Oslo. ... Ingvar Even Ambjørnsen-Haefs (born May 20, 1956 in Larvik) is a Norwegian writer. ... Bertrand Narvesen Bertrand Narve Louis Narvesen (1860 - 1939), was the founder of the Norwegian chain of newsagents Narvesens Kioskkompagni (Later shortened to Narvesen). ...

Tourist attractions

At the southern key of Vestfold you have Mølen. ... Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. ...

See also

Larvikite is probably a type of syenite, notable for the presence of handsome, thumbnail-sized crystals of feldspar, which are multiply-twinned on the micro-scale and shot through with small inclusions, giving its characteristic silver blue sheen (Schiller effect) on polished surfaces. ...

External links

  • Municipality web site


Municipalities of Vestfold Vestfold coat of arms

Andebu | Hof | Holmestrand | Horten | Lardal | Larvik | Nøtterøy | Re | Sande | Sandefjord | Stokke | Svelvik | Tjøme | Tønsberg Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... County NO-07 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Tønsberg County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,224 km² 0. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The municipality Andebu in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 5,000 inhabitants as of autumn 2004. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0714 Administrative centre Hof Mayor (2003) Olav Bjørnli (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 353 163 km² 148 km² 0. ... County Vestfold District Municipality NO-0702 Administrative centre Holmestrand Mayor (2003) Gerd M. Monsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 394 86 km² 84 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0701 Administrative centre Horten Mayor (2004) Nils Henning Hontvedt Official language form Bokmål Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 407 70 km² 68 km² 0. ... The municipality Lardal in the county of Vestfold, Norway, had 2,386 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0722 Administrative centre Borgheim Mayor (2003) Bjørn KÃ¥re Sevik (Frp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 415 61 km² 60 km² 0. ... The municipality Re in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 8,200 inhabitants as of October 5, 2004. ... The municipality Sande in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 7,524 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... The municipality Stokke in the county of Vestfold, Norway, has 9,815 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Vestfold District Municipality NO-0711 Administrative centre Svelvik Mayor (2003) Knut Erik Lippert (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 419 58 km² 56 km² 0. ... County Vestfold Landscape Municipality NO-0723 Administrative centre Tjøme Mayor (2003) Per Hotvedt Nielsen (Frp) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 423 39 km² 39 km² 0. ... County Vestfold District Viken Municipality NO-0704 Administrative centre Tønsberg Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 381 107 km² 106 km² 0. ...

25 largest municipalities of Norway (with number of inhabitants according to Statistics Norway)

Oslo (538,500) | Bergen (242.000) | Trondheim (158.613) | Stavanger (115.157) | Bærum (105.928) | Kristiansand (76.917) | Fredrikstad (70.791) | Tromsø (63.596) | Sandnes (58.947) | Drammen (57.759) | Asker (51.484) | Skien (50.761) | Sarpsborg (50.115) | Bodø (44.992) | Skedsmo (43.201) | Sandefjord (41.555) | Larvik (41.211) | Ålesund (40.801) | Arendal (39.826) | Karmøy (37.928) | Tønsberg (36.919) | Porsgrunn (33.550) | Ringsaker (31.923) | Haugesund (31.738) | Lørenskog (30.929) This is a list of cities in Norway by population. ... Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrÃ¥ or SSB) is the Norwegian statistics bureau. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... County Sør-Trøndelag District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2005) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (2005) Leif Johan Sevland Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... View of most of Bærum from Holmenkollen in Oslo County Akershus District Viken Municipality NO-0209 Administrative centre Sandvika Mayor (2005) Odd Reinsfelt (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 334 192 km² 189 km² 0. ... County Vest-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County Østfold District Municipality NO-0106 Administrative centre Fredrikstad Mayor (2006) Ole Haabeth (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 283 288 km² 283 km² 0. ... County Troms District Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... The bus station Ruten County Rogaland District Jæren Municipality NO-1102 Administrative centre Sandnes Mayor (1994) Jostein Rovik(H) Official language form Norwegian Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 273 302. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... County Akershus District Viken Municipality NO-0220 Administrative centre Asker Mayor (2005) Morten Gunnar Strand (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 385 101 km² 97 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0806 Administrative centre Skien Mayor (2005) Rolf Erling Andersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 140 779 km² 719 km² 0. ... County Østfold Landscape Municipality NO-0105 Administrative centre Sarpsborg Mayor (2003) Jan O. Engsmyr (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 238 406 km² 370 km² 0. ... County Nordland Landscape Salten Municipality NO-1804 Administrative centre Bodø Mayor (2005) Odd-Tore Fygle (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 62 1,392 km² 1,308 km² 0. ... Skedsmo is a municipality in the county of Akershus, Norway. ... Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. ... County Møre og Romsdal District Sunnmøre Municipality NO-1504 Administrative centre Ã…lesund Mayor (2003) Arve Tonning (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 388 98 km² 93 km² 0. ... County Aust-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-0906 Administrative centre Arendal Mayor (2004) Torill Rolstad Larsen (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 289 270 km² 255 km² 0. ... County Rogaland Landscape Haugaland Municipality NO-1149 Administrative centre Kopervik Mayor (2004) Kjell Arvid Svendsen (KrF) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 313 229 km² 219 km² 0. ... County Vestfold District Viken Municipality NO-0704 Administrative centre Tønsberg Mayor (2004) Per Arne Olsen (FrP) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 381 107 km² 106 km² 0. ... County Telemark District Grenland Municipality NO-0805 Administrative centre Porsgrunn Mayor (2003) Øystein Beyer (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 352 165 km² 161 km² 0. ... The municipality Ringsaker in the county of Hedmark, Norway, has 31,701 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... County Rogaland District Haugaland Municipality NO-1106 Administrative centre Haugesund Mayor (2005) Petter Steen jr. ... County Akershus District Romerike Municipality NO-0230 Administrative centre Lørenskog Mayor (2004) Ã…ge Tovan (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 405 71 km² 67 km² 0. ...


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