History of Norway
Geography of NorwayNorway is situated on the western side of Scandinavian peninsula. It's eastern neighbor is Sweden. It shares borders with Finland and Russia in northern region. One-third of the country lies north of Arctic circle. Much of the country is mountainous or coastal landscapes that has promoted tourism. Only 3% of land area is suitable for raising crops. Half of that land is situated near Oslo (capital) which produce grain and root crops. In the west coast are smaller farms with farming and fishing as major occupations. Norway is 1100 miles from north to south and has 270 miles width.
Climate of NorwayThe climate of Norway may be expected to be cold as it is located along the same latitude as Siberia, Greenland and Alaska, but he country enjoys a fairly mild climate due to warming influences of northern gulf stream.
Natural Resources in NorwayNatural resources of Norway are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower etc.
Tourist Attraction in NorwayFamous cities of Norway are Oslo, Tromso, Kirkenes, Bergen, Longyearbyen, Trandheim, Alesund, Littehammer, Bodo and Stavanger. The best tourist attractions in Norway are the North cape, Geinangerfjord waterfalls, Oslo, Vigeland Park in Oslo, and the historic tow of Trondheim.
Famous Hotels in NorwayScandic Narvik hotel, Solstrand hotel, Thon Hotel opera, Vatnahalsen Hoyfjellshotell at Myrdal, Thon Hotel Kirkenes, Hotel Continental Oslo, Belestrand hotel, Scandic Bakklandet hotel at Trondheim, Clarion hotel Stavanger, Saga hotel Oslo, Strand hotel Fevik.
Norway CuisineModern Norwegian cuisine now bears Americanization. There are pastas, pizzas, as common as meatballs and cods. Cereals such as corn flakes, muesli and oatmeal are popular.
Fish is eaten regularly, Lamb's meat and mutton is popular. Pork chops and roast pork is there. Seafood includes smoked salmon which is a major export, herring. Strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, raspberries and apples are popular. Cheese, butter and bread are staple breakfast.
Norway CultureThe major holidays are New year's day, Labour day, Constitution day (26th December).
Major sports in Norway are skiing, handball, football etc.
Festivals in Norway are -
Bergenfest music festival, Bollywood Fest, Extreme sports week festival, Frozen waterfall festival, Hell Blues festival, Molde jazz festival, Norwegian short film festival, world beard and moustache festival.
Ethnic groups of Norway are Norwegian 94.4%(includes Sami, about 60000) other European 3.6%, other 2%.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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Facts about Norway
|Independence Day||May 17, 1814|
|Climate||Subarctic, Temperate and Tundra|
|Area||385,199 sq km|
|Currency||Norwegian Krone (NOK)|
|Neighbours||Finland, Sweden, Russia|