Laurvik, Or Laurvig
LAURVIK, or LAURVIG, a seaport town of south-eastern Norway, in the amt of Jarlsherg, is situated at the head of a short fjord, near where the Lougen or Laagen Ely falls into the sea. A considerable trade in timber and fish is carried on ; and formerly the best Norway iron was produced in the immediate neighbourhood, at Fritzo ; but the works are now used as a saw-mill. About a mile to the south is Frederiksvxrn, formerly a station of the Norwegian fleet, and the scat of a naval academy. The population of Laurvik in 1875 was 7681.