Egersund (Norwegian: egersund) is a city in Norway, located in rogaran county.Eggelson is a port city in the county of rogaran.Eggerson was established as a city in 1798.The current resident population of egerson is 14346 (as of January 1, 2011, National Bureau of Statistics), and the city covers an area of 6.34 square kilometers.
As early as the Viking era, egelson was an important port, as well as a cultural and religious center of Viking.As early as the early Middle Ages, eglesson had built churches.
Eggerson is one of Norway's best natural ports and the largest fishing port in terms of fish abundance.
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Egersund port (port code: NOEGE) is one of Norway's principal fishing ports. It is located on the south coast of Norway, approximately 170 nautical miles southwest of Oslo.
The port has an ice-free harbour throughout the year. The harbour possesses 4 berths capable of accommodating general cargo and Ro-Ro vessels. The total quayage available exceeds 4,500 meters.
The port has good road and rail connections and is strategically located. The entry distance from the sea to the port is short. The port handles approximately 593,000t of exports and 538,000t of imports (including 337,000t of fish delivered) annually. The main exports are fish meal, fish oil and oatmeal. The principal imports include salt, clay and soya beans.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are fishing vessels, accounting for about 59%; cargo vessels, taking up around 16%; and sailing vessels, taking a proportion of 9%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 159 meters. The maximum draught is 8.1 meters. The maximum deadweight is 25,174t.
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