Vestfold(redirected from Westfold)
Vestfold(vĕst`fôl'), county (1995 pop. 203,231), c.900 sq mi (2,330 sq km), SE Norway, bordering on the Skagerrak in the south and on the Oslofjord in the east. Tønsberg is the capital. Farming, shipping, and fishing are the chief occupations, with much of the Norwegian merchant marine registered at Vestfold ports, notably Tønsberg, Sandefjord, and Larvik.
an oasis of the Ingrid Christensen Coast of Antarctica, between 68°25’-68°40’ S. lat. and 77°53’-78°36’. long. With an area of 400 sq km, it consists of small rises with depressions between them, filled with relict salt lakes.
Vestfold was discovered in 1935 by K. Mikkelsen, captain of the Norwegian whaling ship Thorshavn. It was named in honor of one of the provinces of Norway. Since January 1957 it has been the site of the Australian Davis scientific station.