What is Norway?

  • (noun): A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905.
    Synonyms: Kingdom of Norway, Norge, Noreg

Norway

Norway i/ˈnɔrweɪ/ (Norwegian: Norge (Bokmål) or Noreg (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of about 5 million. It is the second least densely populated country in Europe. The majority of the country shares a border to the east with Sweden; its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east; in its south Norway borders the Skagerrak Strait across from Denmark. The capital city of Norway is Oslo. Norway's extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea, is home to its famous fjords.

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Eid - Places
... Eid, Norway, municipality in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway Eid, Hordaland, former municipality in Hordaland, Norway Eid, Møre og Romsdal, former ...
Frida Lyngstad - Early Life
... a small village in Ballangen near Narvik, in northern Norway, to a young Norwegian girl and a German soldier, Alfred Haase (1919 - January 2009), just after the end ... Her mother stayed behind in Norway and worked for a period in the south of the country but soon joined her mother and daughter in Sweden, and the three moved to a town named Malmköpi ... Close contact with her family in Norway (notably her uncle and four aunts) continued, and Lyngstad recalls with warmth summer holidays spent with them at her birthplace ...
Flag Of Norway - History
... The earliest known flag which could be described as a national flag of Norway is the one used today as the Royal Standard ... axe and crown on red from 1280 and this was since regularly the flag of Norway and of the King of Norway ... The flag is based on the Coat of Arms and was originally only a flag for the ruler of Norway (as it is today) ...
Eid, Norway - Government - Municipal Council
... Eid Kommunestyre 2007 - 2011 Party Name Name in Norwegian Number of representatives Labour Party Det Norske Arbeiderpartiet 8 Progress Party Fremskrittspartiet 2 Conservative Party Høyre 6 Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti 2 Centre Party Senterpartiet 7 Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti 1 Liberal Party Venstre 3 Total 29. ...
Norway, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 2,641 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

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