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Tromso,  Norway
The Norwegian city of Tromso is the gateway to the Arctic and starting point for expeditions to the North Pole. Situated on a small islet, connected to the coast by bridge, its main commercial activities revolve around the food and fishing industry, focused on the sea and nearby Lake Prestvant. The city`s distinctive features include traditional timber warehouses and wooden houses. As a university town and a centre of the whaling industry,Tromso has enjoyed considerable prosperity with a thriving social and cultural life. The university is world renowned for its Geology and Natural Science faculties. The Tromso Museum is the city`s most visited tourist attraction and was built at the same time as the university, with geological, botanical and zoological departments, reflecting all aspects of life in the Arctic. Another city highlight is Tromsdalen Church, the so-called `Arctic Cathedral`, one of the northernmost centres of Christianity.
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