Esbjerg

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Esbjerg

(ĕs`byĕr), city (1992 pop. 72,205), Ribe co., SW Denmark, a port on the North Sea. It is a commercial and industrial center, and Denmark's largest fishing port. Esbjerg's main development came after the construction (late 19th cent.) of its harbor. Esbjerg has ferry connections to the Faeroe Islands and serves as a base for Danish exploration of oil and gas in the North Sea.
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Esbjerg

 

a city and port in Denmark, on the western coast of the Jutland Peninsula. Population, 77,800 (1973). Industry is represented by machine building and food processing, including fish processing. The harbor is an anchorage for a commercial fishing fleet.

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Esbjerg

a port in SW Denmark, in Jutland on the North Sea: Denmark's chief fishing port. Pop.: 72 550 (2004 est.)
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