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    Information About Norway

    About Norway

    With a total area of 385,252 sq.km and a population of 5,258,317 and its capital at Oslo it is one of the most scenic places in western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe. Norway shares a 1,619-kilometre (1,006 mi) land border with Sweden, 727 kilometres (452 mi) with Finland, and 196 kilometres (122 mi) with Russia to the east.

    History of Norway

    Norway is successor of early Norse seafarers, raiders, colonizers, explorers and merchants for whom the 'Viking age' was named. Harold Fairhair was the first king of Norway and consolidated kingdoms through alliance and conquest. His descendants, Olaf I came to force conversion of the country from Norse religion. Olaf II was the first king to organize an administration from church to state. Christianity was adopted. In 397, Norway united with Denmark. It lasted for more than four centuries. Later Norwegians resisted the cessation of their country to Sweden. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to Norway to retain its constitution in return for accepting a Swedish king. Due to rising nationalism, Norway was granted independence according to 1905 referendum.

    Geography of Norway

    Norway is situated on the western side of Scandinavian Peninsula. Its eastern neighbour 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 Norway

    The parts of Norway that are fully exposed to Atlantic storm fronts are the southern and western parts, and these experience more precipitation and have milder winters than the eastern and far northern parts. Areas to the east of the coastal mountains are in a rain shadow, and have lower rain and snow totals than the west. The lowlands around Oslo have the warmest and sunniest summers, but also cold weather and snow in wintertime.

    Natural Resources in Norway

    Natural resources of Norway are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower etc.

    Tourist Attraction in Norway

    Famous 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, Vigeland Park in Oslo, and the historic tow of Trondheim.

    Famous Hotels in Norway

    Scandic 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 Cuisine

    Modern Norwegian cuisine now seems to be influenced by American delicacies. There are pastas, pizzas, as common as meatballs and cods. Cereals such as corn flakes, muesli and oatmeal are popular. Norway's culinary traditions show the influence of long seafaring and farming traditions, with salmon (fresh and cured), herring (pickled or marinated), trout, codfish, and other seafood, balanced by cheeses (such as brunost), dairy products, and breads (predominantly dark/darker). Lefse is a Norwegian potato flatbread, usually topped with large amounts of butter and sugar, most common around Christmas.

    Norway Culture

    The 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

    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%.

    International Airports in Norway

    Main airport in Norway is Oslo airport. Six Norwegian airlines are currently serving no less than 46 airports in Norway. There is Scandinavian airlines system.

    The airports in Norway are- Alta Airport, Banak airport (at Lakselv), Bringeland airport at Forde, Evenes airport at Harstad- narvik, Flora airport, Helle airport at Svolvaer, Lista airport at Farsund, Notodden airport, Orland airport, Spitsberg airport, Vigra airport.

    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: May 21, 2018

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    Facts about Norway

    Independence DayMay 17, 1814
    ClimateSubarctic, Temperate and Tundra
    Area385,199 sq km
    CurrencyNorwegian Krone (NOK)
    Dialling Code47
    NeighboursFinland, Sweden, Russia
    National Anthem"Ja, vi elsker dette landet", also known by the title "Song for Norway"
    National BirdWhite-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus).
    National FlowerPurple Heather.