follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

Fredrikstad

/Norwegian ˈfrɛdrikstad/
noun
1.
a port in SE Norway at the entrance to Oslo Fjord. Pop: 69 867 (2004 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for fredrikstad

Fredrikstad

town, south of Oslo, southeastern Norway. Located on the eastern shore of Oslo Fjord at the mouth of the Glomma (Glama) River, it was founded in 1567 by Frederick II as a fortress town and has remains of the original fortifications. Fredrikstad's excellent harbour, protected by the island of Krakeroy, is open year-round. Sawmilling, shipping, and fishing are the main industries; lumber, chemicals, granite, and feldspar are exported. Fredrikstad is known for its workshops that create models for the distinctive Norwegian products, notably glass, silverware, and textiles. The surrounding area is rich in rock carvings, monumental stones, and graves dating back to the late Stone Age. Pop. (2007 est.) mun., 71,297.

Learn more about Fredrikstad with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for fredrikstad

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends