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Grimstad is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway.
It belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet.
Grimstad was established as a municipality January 1, 1838.
The rural municipalities of Fjære and Landvik were merged with
Grimstad January 1, 1971.
It is a little maritime town set among many small islands (Skjærgård).
There is a harbour, a long pedestrian shopping street, a small market square,
a church, and a museum dedicated to the early life of Henrik Ibsen,
who served as an apprentice to Grimstads local pharmacist Reimann,
from 1844 to 1847, before leaving Grimstad in 1850.
Ibsen's intimate knowledge of the local people and surroundings
can be seen in his poem Terje Vigen.
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