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Sogn og Fjordane

Sogn og Fjordane (sôngˈnə ô fyôrˈdänə) [key], county (1995 pop. 107,612), c.7,150 sq mi (18,500 sq km), W Norway, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Hermansverk is the capital. The county's coast is deeply indented by the Sognafjorden in the south and by the Nordfjord in the north, between which is the Jostedalsbreen, continental Europe's largest icefield. Fishing and farming are the main occupations in Sogn og Fjordane, and aluminum production is an important industry.

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