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Sandefjord kommune
Locator map showing Sandefjord within Vestfold
County Vestfold
District
Municipality NO-0706
Administrative centre Sandefjord
Mayor (2004) Bjørn Ole Gleditsch (H)
Official language form Bokmål
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Percentage
Ranked 370
121 km²
119 km²
0.04 %
Population
 - Total (2006)
 - Percentage
 - Change (10 years)
 - Density
Ranked 16
41,555
0.90 %
11.5 %
338,8/km²
Coordinates 59°8′N, 10°13′E
www.sandefjord.kommune.no

Data from Statistics Norway Image File history File links Sandefjord_komm. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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 primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ... 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. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 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°8′N, 10°13′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Sandefjord is a town and municipality in the county of Vestfold, Norway. Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... 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. ...

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The name

The name originally belonged to the fjord (now the Sandefjordsfjord). The first element is the genitive case of the name of the parish (and former municipality) Sandar. The Sandefjordsfjord (Sandefjordsfjorden) is an approximately 9 km long fjord in the municipality of Sandefjord in Vestfold, Norway. ... Sandar or, as it was known previously, Sandeherred - was a Norwegian municipality and an independent administrative district until 1968, when it was merged with the town of Sandefjord. ...


Coat-of-arms

The coat-of-arms is from 1914. It shows a whale (whale hunting used to be important for the economy of the town) and a viking ship (to represent the Gokstad ship found in the municipality). A Fin Whale The term whale is ambiguous: it can refer to all cetaceans, to just the larger ones, or only to members of particular families within the order Cetacea. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch Whaling is the hunting and killing of whales. ... Models of Viking ships at port, including a Knaar, Longship and Faering Viking ship is a collective term for ships used during the Viking Age (800-1100) in Northern Europe. ... History Gokstad viking ship -excavation. ...


Physical environment

Sandefjord from Mokollen
Sandefjord from Mokollen

The two peninsulas called Østerøya ("Eastern Island") and Vesterøya("Western Island") contribute to a total coastline of 146 km, and form the Sandefjordsfjord and Mefjord. The coastline offers a wide variety of sandy beaches, skerries and islets (116 in total), bays and sloping rocks. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3810 KB) Picture of Sandefjord taken from Mokollen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3810 KB) Picture of Sandefjord taken from Mokollen. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula (from the latin words paene insula, almost island) is a geographical landform consisting of an extension of a body of land from a larger body of land, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Østerøya is one of two peninsulas outside Sandefjord, Norway. ... Vesterøya is one of two long peninsulas outside Sandefjord, Norway. ... The Sandefjordsfjord (Sandefjordsfjorden) is an approximately 9 km long fjord in the municipality of Sandefjord in Vestfold, Norway. ... The Mefjord (Mefjorden) is a small fjord in the municipality of Sandefjord in Vestfold, Norway. ... The Beach in Calella, Spain. ... Look up skerry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2. ...


During summer, Norwegians from all parts of the country come to Sandefjord to live the good life by the sea.


Of Sandefjord's total area, 37.7 km² is agricultural and 36.2 km² is forest. This article is about a community of trees. ...


Neighbouring towns are Tønsberg and Larvik. 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 Vestfold District Municipality NO-0709 Administrative centre Larvik Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 199 535 km² 501 km² 0. ...


History

One of the most important remains from the Viking age was found at the grave site Gokstadhaugen in Sandefjord. The Gokstad ship was found in 1880, and is now in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. A replica of Gokstad ship, called Gaia currently has Sandefjord as home port. The Viking Age is the name of the period between 793 and 1066 AD in Scandinavia and Britain, following the Germanic Iron Age (and the Vendel Age in Sweden). ... History Gokstad viking ship -excavation. ... Viking Ship Museum and the Oseberg Ship. ...


The previous municipality of Sandar was joined with Sandefjord in 1968. Sandar or, as it was known previously, Sandeherred - was a Norwegian municipality and an independent administrative district until 1968, when it was merged with the town of Sandefjord. ...


Health resort

Sandefjord was formerly a famous health resort, with various kinds of baths for health improvement. Amongst these were salt water sea baths, mud and sulfur baths. Visitors included royalty, a prime minister and some of Norway’s foremost cultural personalities. Around 50,000 people, mostly Norwegians, visited the bath from 1837 to 1939. Today the bath's building has been restored and now hosts cultural events and various activities. Children bathing in a small metal bathtub Bathing is the immersion of the body in fluid, usually water, or an aqueous solution. ... General Name, Symbol, Number sulfur, S, 16 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 16, 3, p Appearance lemon yellow Standard atomic weight 32. ...


Whaling and ships

Museum's Wharf with Southern Actor
Museum's Wharf with Southern Actor
Main articles: Framnæs shipyard and Jotun (company)

From 1850, a number of ships from Sandefjord were whaling and sealing in the Arctic Ocean and along the coast of Finnmark. The first whaling expedition from Sandefjord to the Antarctic Ocean was sent in 1905. Towards the end of the 1920s, Sandefjord had a fleet of 15 factory ships and more than 90 whalers. In 1954, more than 2,800 men from the district were hired as crew on the whalers, but from the mid 1950s whaling was gradually reduced. The number of southbound expeditions rapidly decreased during the 1960s, and the 1967/68 season became the last for Sandefjord. The shipping industry was gradually readjusted from whaling to other ship types during this period. The local Framnæs shipyard and Jotun had major roles in this business. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (462x610, 90 KB) Picture taken at harbour area in Sandefjord. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (462x610, 90 KB) Picture taken at harbour area in Sandefjord. ... Southern Actor at Sandefjord harbour The Southern Actor is a former whale catcher, currently a museum ship based in Sandefjord, Norway and related to Sandefjord Museum. ... Framnæs shipyard (Framnæs mekaniske Værksted) was a shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. ... now. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... Seal hunting or sealing refers to the practice, history and industries associated with both personal and commercial hunting of seals. ... County NO-20 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Vadsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 1 48,618 km² 15. ... The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or South Polar Ocean, is the ocean completely in Earths southern hemisphere encircling Antarctica, comprising the southernmost waters of the World Ocean south of 60° S latitude. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... Framnæs shipyard (Framnæs mekaniske Værksted) was a shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. ... now. ...


Today, the memories from this important period of the city's history are kept alive through the whaling museum (Hvalfangstmuseet). This museum is the only museum in Europe specializing in whales and the history of whaling. The history of the whalers can also be explored at the Museum's Wharf with a visit aboard the whale-catcher Southern Actor. Inside part of the museum Sandefjord Museum (also called Commander Christen Christensens Whaling Museum or Hvalfangstmuseet) located in Sandefjord, Norway, is the original Whaling Museum that was donated to Sandefjord by Consul Lars Christensen, the son of Commander Christen Christensen. ... A Fin Whale The term whale is ambiguous: it can refer to all cetaceans, to just the larger ones, or only to members of particular families within the order Cetacea. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... A whale catcher is a specialized kind of ship, designed for catching whales. ... Southern Actor at Sandefjord harbour The Southern Actor is a former whale catcher, currently a museum ship based in Sandefjord, Norway and related to Sandefjord Museum. ...


Sandefjord also has shipping traditions from tall sailing ships and steam ships. The full rigged sailing ship Christian Radich, three-masted barquentine Endurance, whale catcher Jason and Viking ship Viking were a few of the many ships built in the local Framnæs shipyard. The Christian Radich under sail, courtesy of the foundation. ... This article is about the ship. ... The Endurance was the three-masted barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. ... A whaler (or whale catcher) is a specialized kind of ship, designed for catching whales. ... Jason was a Norwegian whaling vessel laid down in Rødsverven, Norway in 1881. ... Models of Viking ships at port, including a Knaar, Longship and Faering Viking ship is a collective term for ships used during the Viking Age (800-1100) in Northern Europe. ... The Viking at the world fair in Chicago, 1893 The Viking is the reconstruction of a viking ship found in a burial mound near Sandefjord, Norway in 1880. ... Framnæs shipyard (Framnæs mekaniske Værksted) was a shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. ...


Historical population

  • 1845: 749 inhabitants
  • 1951: 6,717
  • 1960: 6,984
  • 1970: 31,752 (Sandefjord and Sandar merged)
  • 1980: 34,758
  • 1990: 35,888
  • 2000: 39,317

(source for 1951-2000: SSB) Sandar or, as it was known previously, Sandeherred - was a Norwegian municipality and an independent administrative district until 1968, when it was merged with the town of Sandefjord. ...


Cityscape

Old houses in Bjerggata
Old houses in Bjerggata
The whaling monument
The whaling monument

Sandefjord has a good selection of restaurants and cafés. What is possibly Norway’s best gourmet restaurant is located here in a modern building near the harbour. Also located at the harbour, is the fishmonger well known for the excellent quality of its goods and delicacies. Sandefjord has a charming city centre, consisting of a mixture of old and modern buildings and a wide selection of shops. Image File history File linksMetadata Sandefjord_Bjerggt_2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sandefjord_Bjerggt_2. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1446x1055, 531 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandefjord User:Nordby73 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1446x1055, 531 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandefjord User:Nordby73 ... A fishmonger at Seattles Pike Place Market. ...


The whaling monument is located at the end of the city’s main street, Jernbanealléen, in the harbour area. Nearby is a restaurant called Kokeriet, one of the relatively few places where whale meat is regularly served.


Industry

Park Hotel by night
Park Hotel by night

Businesses in Sandefjord known by most Norwegians: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 411 KB) Rica Park Hotel seen from the harbour in Sandefjord, Norway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 411 KB) Rica Park Hotel seen from the harbour in Sandefjord, Norway. ...

now. ... The Grans Brewery (Grans Bryggeri AS) is a brewery founded in 1899 in Sandefjord, Norway. ... Hval sjokoladefabrikk is a chocolate factory located in Sandefjord. ... Komplett is a Norwegian computer retailer with stores across Scandinavia, as well as web stores for the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. ...

Communications

Sandefjord Airport is located in the municipality. The ferries Bohus and Viking connect the town to Strömstad in Sweden. Sandefjord railway station is part of Vestfoldbanen. European route E18 traverses the municipality. Sandefjord Airport, Torp (IATA: TRF, ICAO: ENTO) (Norwegian (language): Sandefjord lufthavn, Torp) is an international airport in the municipality of Sandefjord, Vestfold south of Oslo, Norway. ... MS Bohus is a ferry owned by Color Line operating between Sandefjord and Strömstad. ... MS Color Viking is a Norwegian ferry owned by Color Line operating between Sandefjord and Strömstad. ... Strömstad is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Vestfoldbanen is the Norwegian railway line which runs from Drammen, through a number of towns in Vestfold and ending in the town of Skien in Telemark. ... European route E18 begins at Ireland, then through the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, and Finland to end at Russia. ...


Sports

The local football club, Sandefjord Fotball, plays in the Norwegian Premier League. Sandefjord handball won the men's elite series in 2005-06. Marius Bakken is successful as a middle distance runner. Sandefjord Fotball is a professional Norwegian football club. ... The Norwegian Premier League is the top division for football (soccer) in Norway. ... Sandefjord TIF Handball is a handball sub-section under Sandefjord TIF. The sports club has teams for men, women, boys and girls. ... Bakken (147) at the Bislett Games in Oslo, July 29 2005. ...


Local sport clubs

Sandefjord TIF is a sports club in Sandefjord. ...

Notable natives

Anders August Jahre (1891-1982) was a Norwegian shipping magnate. ... Anita Hegerland (born March 3, 1961 in Sandefjord) is a Norwegian singer, famous for her childhood career in the German music world and subsequent vocal contributions, in particular to Mike Oldfields work. ... Bent Hamer is a director, writer, and producer born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956. ... Christen Christensen (September 9, 1845–November 16, 1923) was a shipyard owner, ship owner and whaling manager from Sandefjord, Norway. ... Dag Solstad ( born July 16, 1941 in Sandefjord, Norway) is a Norwegian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist whose work has been translated into several languages. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Joachim Roenning (Joachim Rønning) is a Norwegian film director who usually works in a team with Espen Sandberg - both natives of Sandefjord, Norway. ... Karin Fossum (born November 6, 1954, Sandefjord) is a Norwegian author of crime fiction, often known there as the Norwegian queen of crime. She lives in Oslo. ... Lars Christensen was a Norwegian shipowner and whaling magnate with a keen interest in the exploration of Antarctica. ... Odd Gleditsch, Senior Odd Gleditsch, Sr. ... Ole Aanderud Larsen (December 18, 1884 - October 6, 1964) was a ship designer and businessman from Norway. ... Ole Christian Bach (born 1957, dead July 11th, 2005) was a Norwegian finance man, who in 2005 was charged for economic fraud. ... Ronny Johnsen (born June 10, 1969 in Sandefjord) is a Norwegian football player. ...

See also

Schools in Sandefjord, Norway include: // Higher education Norwegian school of management (BI Vestfold) Secondary/high schools All external links are in Norwegian. ... Sandefjords Blad is a newspaper published daily in Sandefjord, Norway, except on Sundays. ... Skiringssal is the name of an area situated in the Norwegian municipality of Sandefjord. ... Larvik/Sandefjord Region is a metropolitan region in the county of Vestfold in southeastern Norway. ...

External links

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Sandefjord
Sandefjord by night from Mokollen
Sandefjord by night from Mokollen


Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3810 KB) Picture of Sandefjord taken from Mokollen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3810 KB) Picture of Sandefjord taken from Mokollen. ...

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 District Municipality NO-0709 Administrative centre Larvik Mayor (2003) Øyvind Riise Jenssen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 199 535 km² 501 km² 0. ... 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. ... County Vestfold District Municipality NO-0720 Administrative centre Stokke Mayor (2003) Nils Ingar Aabol (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 375 118 km² 116 km² 0. ... 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. ...


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