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Skien is a city and a municipality in Telemark, Norway. Skien is the capital of Vestfold og Telemark county. Skien has a population of 55 079.

Geography

Skien is located in the South-East of Telemark. The closest city to Skien is Porsgrunn. Together Skien and Porsgrunn is the seventh largest urban area in Norway. Skienselva is a river flowing through the city, dividing Skien in half.

Notable people

  • Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906), Norwegian author.
  • Bård Tufte Johansen (born 1969), Norwegian comedian.

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