Kristiansund

(redirected from Lillefosen)

Kristiansund

(krĭstyänso͝on`), city (1995 pop. 17,098), Møre og Romsdal co., W Norway, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the site of a large trawler fleet and has industries that produce ships and fish and forest products. Chartered in 1742, Kristiansund was destroyed (1940) by bombardment in World War II and has since been rebuilt on three islands enclosing the harbor.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kristiansund

 

a city in Norway in the fylke (county) of M0re og Romsdal, on islands at the entrance to Sunndals Fjord, on the shore of the Norwegian Sea. Population, 18,600 (1969).

Kristiansund is a major fishing port and a center for fish processing. Klipfish (salt-dried cod), herring oil, canned fish, and aluminum (from Sunndalsøra) are exported. Kristiansund has a shipyard.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.