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Skien

(shē`ən, shā`ən), city (1995 pop. 48,341), capital of Telemark co., SE Norway, a port on the Skienselva River and on the Telemark Canal. Manufactures include forest products and processed food. Ibsen was born in Skien in 1828.

Skien

 

a city and port in southern Norway, on the Skien River, near the place where the Skien flows into Bohus Bay of the Skagerrak. Administrative center of the fylke (county) of Telemark. Population, 47,000 (1976). Skien has footwear, food-processing, machine-building, and pulp and paper industries. It is the birthplace of the writer H. Ibsen.

Skien

a port in S Norway, on the Skien River: one of the oldest towns in Norway; timber industry. Pop.: 50 507 (2004 est.)
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The court hearing is being held in the gymnasium of the Skien prison and is expected to continue until Friday.
At the Skien International Ibsen Conference, the twin spirits of speaking across national borders and of working in the Ibsen tradition were the stated reasons Fosse shared the stage with this year's American winners.
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Born in the village Skien on the Norwegian coast in 1828, he worked in theatres in Bergen and Oslo and wrote several conventional dramas before producing his first major play, The Pretenders, in 1857.
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The winners of The Ibsen Scholarships 2013 will be presented at Skien International Ibsen Conference on September 16th and 17th in Skien, Norway.
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The key investments are the Agora Bytom shopping centre in Poland and the property Grenland Arena in Skien, Norway.
Sweden-based construction company Peab (STO:PEABB) said Friday it has bought 91% in Telemark Vestfold Entreprenor as well as 33% in Telemark Vestfold Utvikling, two housing construction and project development firms based in Skien, Norway, southwest of Oslo.
To improve profitability, the company is considering utilizing spare capacity at other mills and transferring production from the company's weakest unit, its Union mill in, Skien, Norway.
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