Porsgrunn

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Porsgrunn kommune
Parts of Porsgrunn
Parts of Porsgrunn
Coat of arms of Porsgrunn kommune
Coat of arms
Official logo of Porsgrunn kommune
Vestfold og Telemark within
Norway
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
CountryNorway
CountyVestfold og Telemark
DistrictGrenland
Administrative centrePorsgrunn
Government
 • Mayor (2015)Robin Kåss (Ap)
Area
 • Total165 km2 (64 sq mi)
 • Land161 km2 (62 sq mi)
Area rank352 in Norway
Population
 (2010)
 • Total35,117
 • Rank22 in Norway
 • Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
6.4%
Demonym(s)Porsgrunnsfolk/-mann/-kvinne[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3806
Official language formBokmål[2]
Websitewww.porsgrunn.kommune.no

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.[4] 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[5]

Population: 36224[6]

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. Nilsen, Jan Erik; Skårdal, Halvard; Lundbo, Sten (2020-02-05). "Porsgrunn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  4. Nilsen, Jan Erik; Skårdal, Halvard; Lundbo, Sten (2020-02-05). "Porsgrunn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  5. Nilsen, Jan Erik; Skårdal, Halvard; Lundbo, Sten (2020-02-05). "Porsgrunn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  6. Nilsen, Jan Erik; Skårdal, Halvard; Lundbo, Sten (2020-02-05). "Porsgrunn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).