History of Norway
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.
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.
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%.
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 Day||May 17, 1814|
|Climate||Subarctic, Temperate and Tundra|
|Area||385,199 sq km|
|Currency||Norwegian Krone (NOK)|
|Neighbours||Finland, Sweden, Russia|
|National Anthem||"Ja, vi elsker dette landet", also known by the title "Song for Norway"|
|National Bird||White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus).|
|National Flower||Purple Heather.|