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Aust-Agder(oust'-äg`dər), county (1995 pop. 99,585), 3,610 sq mi (9,350 sq km), S Norway, bordering on the Skagerrak in the east. Arendal is the capital. The SetesdalSetesdal
, narrow valley, S Norway, in Aust-Agder co. It is drained by the Otra River (150 mi/241 km long) and contains several lakes. Communication with the rest of the country has, until recently, been difficult; as a result the Setesdalers have retained their ancient dress,
..... Click the link for more information. comprises the county's northern section. The Otra is the main river. Major industries include forestry, shipping, agriculture, tourism, and mining (nickel and iron). The county was formerly called Nedenes.
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