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ARENDAL, a seaport of Norway, in Nedenaes amt (county),
on the south coast, 46 m. N.E. from Christiansand. Pop. (1900)
11,155. It rises picturesquely above the mouth of the river Nid,
with a good harbour protected by an island from the open waters
of the Skagerrack. The town itself occupies several islets, and
some of the houses are supported above the water on piles. The
chief exports are timber (very largely exported to Great Britain),
wood-pulp, sealskins and felspar. In 1879 Arendal ranked
second (after Christiania) as a ship-owning port; in 1899 it had
dropped to the fifth place. In and near the town are factories
for wood-pulp, paper, cotton and joinery; and at Fevig, 8 m.
north-east, a shipbuilding yard and engineering works. The
neighbourhood is remarkable for the number of beautiful and
rare minerals found there; one of these, a variety of epidote,
was formerly called Arendalite. Louis Philippe stayed here for
some time during his exile.
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