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Porsgrunn kommune
Parts of Porsgrunn
Parts of Porsgrunn
Coat of arms of Porsgrunn kommune
Official logo of Porsgrunn kommune
Porsgrunn within Vestfold og Telemark
Porsgrunn within Vestfold og Telemark
Coordinates: 59°6′56″N 9°42′36″E / 59.11556°N 9.71000°E / 59.11556; 9.71000Coordinates: 59°6′56″N 9°42′36″E / 59.11556°N 9.71000°E / 59.11556; 9.71000
CountyVestfold og Telemark
Administrative centrePorsgrunn
 • Mayor (2015)Robin Kåss (Ap)
 • Total165 km2 (64 sq mi)
 • Land161 km2 (62 sq mi)
Area rank352 in Norway
 • Total35,117
 • Rank22 in Norway
 • Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3806
Official language formBokmål[2]

Porsgrunn is a city and a municipality in Vestfold and Telemark County in South-Eastern Norway. The city is divided into two parts by the river Skienselva. There is also a big industrial island called Herøya[3] which is the back bone for the city.

History[change | change source]

The tradition of industry goes back far, and the most known factory from Porgrunn is "Porsgrund porselænsfabrik" established in 1885.[3] These days the factory has been turned into a small shopping center with a gym and thousands of squarefeet of office spaces.

Porsgrunn porcelain factory

Area: 161 km2[3]

Population: 36224[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian). Lovdata.no.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nilsen, Jan Erik; Skårdal, Halvard; Lundbo, Sten (2020-02-05). "Porsgrunn". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).