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The town Kristiansund in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway, has 17,009 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002.

Located on the north west coast of Norway, Kristiansund is known as the major bacalao city of Norway. Bacalao[?] is made of salted, dried codfish. The openness and friendliness of the Kristiansund people is well known. This due to the long trading and fish export traditions.

Recent years Kristiansund has become the major oil and gas city at the northwest coast. Oil companies like Shell Oil, Statoil and Norsk Hydro[?] have offices in Kristiansund from where they serve their offshore installations.

Local newspaper named Tidens Krav.

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