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Sandefjord is a city and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Sandefjord. The municipality of Sandefjord was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The rural municipality of Sandar was merged into the municipality of Sandefjord on 1 January 1968. On 1 January 2017, the municipalities of Andebu and Stokke was merged into Sandefjord as a part of Norway's nationwide municipal reform. These municipalities were the first ones to be merged in the municipal reform.The city is known for its rich Viking history and the prosperous whaling industry, which made Sandefjord the richest city in Norway. Today it has built up the third-largest merchant fleet in Norway.General informationNameThe name originally belonged to the fjord (now called the Sandefjordsfjord). The first element is the genitive case of the name of the parish and former municipality of Sandar.Coat-of-armsThe coat-of-arms dates from modern times, having been granted on 9 May 1914. The Viking ship symbolizes the famous Gokstad ship, that was found near Sandefjord in 1880, one of the best preserved Vikings ships known. The whale symbolizes the fact that in the late 19th and early 20th century, Sandefjord was a main home port for whalers operating in the southern oceans.Sandefjord is in Sandefjord Municipality. When using our Norway day trip planning site , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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