Brevik, Norway
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Brevik, Norway
Brevik herred
Adm. CenterBrevik
Created fromEidanger in 1860
Incorporated intoPorsgrunn in 1964

Brevik (Norwegian pronunciation: ['bre:vi:k] ) 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 as 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 Old Norse form of the name may have been *Breiðvík, where the first element is breiðr 'broad' and the last is vík f 'inlet'.

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

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