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SUNDSVALL

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 102 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SUNDSVALL, a seaport of Sweden in the district (lan) of Vesternorrland, on a wide bay of the Baltic, at the north of the Seianger River, 36o m. N. by W. of Stockholm, the terminus of a branch from Ange on the northern railway. Pop. (1900), 14,831. It was rebuilt in brick and stone after a destructive fire in 1888. In the town and its vicinity are numerous steam saw-mills, besides wood-pulp factories, steelworks, brickworks, engineering shops, breweries and joineries, but Sundsvall owes its chief importance to its export trade in timber (6 to 7 million cub. ft. annually), the bulk of which goes to Germany, France and Great Britain. It also exports wood-pulp, iron and fish. There is a special trade with Finland. The harbour, which is usually closed by ice from about the middle of December to the second week in May, is sheltered against the east winds by a group of islands.
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