Egersund (ā'gursoon) , town (1995 pop. 12,801), Rogaland co., S Norway, a modern fishing port on the North Sea. Often mentioned in the Norwegian sagas, Egersund was a busy port as early as the Middle Ages.
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The town of Egersund was established as a municipality January 1, 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). It was merged with the surrounding municipality of Eigersund January 1, 1965. Egersund has one of the best natural harbours in Norway, and used to be the largest harbour in Norway when measured in quantity of fish brought in each year (surpassed by
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