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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 which is the back bone for the city.

History

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

Porsgrund porselaensfabrik
Porsgrunn porcelain factory

Area: 161 km²

Population: 36224

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