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Sandefjord is a port city in Vestfold (Norway) and the same-named municipality's administrative centre. The city has population around 62,000. It became a major Norwegian transportation hub because of the Torp International Airport - one of the country's largest. Daily ferries connect Sandefjord with Sweden (Stromstad). These services are provided by the ferry companies FJORD LINE and COLOR LINE. The city is also served by the European Route E18,
The municipality was established in 1838. The city is well known for its Viking history and prosperous whaling industry, which made it Norway's richest. Today it has the country's 3rd-largest merchant fleet. It also houses Europe's only whaling-themed museum. The region is popular for resort tourism travel due to its numerous beaches and resorts.