Kristiansand / Norway
Kristiansand is one of the largest cities in Norway and also the capital of the so-called "southern land". With approximately 75.ooo inhabitants, it is the fifth largest city in Norway and has a ferry port. To avoid confusions with Kristiansund, in Norway, a S is often attached to the name. The establishment of Kristasand was made in 1641 by the Danish king Chistian IV. The town was laid out on a flat, sandy headland at the mouth of the river Torrisdalelv into the Kristiansand Bay of the Skagerrak.
In summer Kristiansand is one of Norway's most popular resorts. The combination of sun, beaches and leisure activities such as the Quart Festival and animal and leisure park make Kristiansand an attractive tourist town. Attractions include the Canon Museum and the Railway Museum.