Larvik (NO)

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Larvik is a town and municipality (46,211 inhabitants end 2016) in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Larvik.Larvik has a daily ferry connection to Hirtshals, Denmark.The Norse form of the name must have been Lagarvík. The first element is the genitive case of lǫgr m 'water; river' (now called Numedalslågen river), the last element is vík f 'cove, wick'. The meaning is "the cove at the mouth of (Numedals)lågen". Prior to 1889, the name was written "Laurvik" or "Laurvig".

Postmark Examples

Stampset.png in 1994
in 1965
in 1962

19th century

Numeral cancel 172 on issue 1855
Bridge in 1897.