Brevik

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This article is about the city in Norway. For other uses, see Breivik.
Brevik

About this sound Brevik  is a town in Telemark, Norway, with an estimated population of 2,700. Brevik was established as a municipality 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt), but was merged with Porsgrunn on 1 January 1964. Brevik is regarded one of the best preserved towns from the sailing ship era. The town is located on the far end of Eidanger peninsula (Eidangerhalvøya), and was a former export centre for ice and timber. The last shipment of wood to the United Kingdom was around 1960.

Brevik is Cort Adeler's birth town.

The name[edit]

The Old Norse form of the name may have been *Breiðvík, where the first element is breiðr 'broad' and the last is vík f 'inlet'.

Important milestones in the development of Brevik[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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Coordinates: 59°03′20″N 009°41′45″E / 59.05556°N 9.69583°E / 59.05556; 9.69583