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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 175 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SVENDBORG, a seaport of Denmark, capital of the aril (county) of its name, on the south shore of the island of Funen. Pop. (19o1), 11,543. The situation is pleasant. The narrow Svendborg Sund separates Fiinen from the lesser islands of Taasinge and Turd, of which the former rises to 245 ft. Inland from the town there is also elevated ground, the Ovinehdi. The harbour is accessible to vessels drawing 20 ft. There are tobacco and earthenware manufactories, boat-building yards, and distilleries. Butter is the principal export, and petroleum, coal and iron the imports. Neighbouring to the town are the ruined castle of Orkil, the watering-place Christiansminde, and the extensive orchards of Gammel Hestehave, where wine is produced.
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