Notodden (nōˈtôˌdən) [key], town (1995 pop. 12,169), Telemark co., SE Norway. The world's first nitrate factory was built there in 1905. Today, the town also has paper mills, iron foundries, and several large hydroelectric stations. Nearby at Hedal is the largest Norwegian stave church (c.1250).
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