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Horten (hôrˈtən) [key], town (1995 pop. 16,059), Vestfold co., SE Norway, a port on the Oslofjord (an arm of the Skagerrak); chartered 1907. It is a commercial and industrial center. Horten was the main Norwegian naval base until after World War II, when its facilities were moved to Bergen.

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