Sunday, March 25, 2012


Hello my name is Agnes and I am from Norway. So I am Norwegian. In my country there are four official languages Norwegian, English, French and Germany.
Norway is in the north of Europe. This country shares borders with Sweden and the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and Arctic Ocean and its currency is the kroner. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometers and a population of about 4.99 million. It is a unitary constitutional monarchy. The capital city of Norway is Oslo but there are other important cities like Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Drammen. They are beautiful cities.
The History of my country is very important. Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark
that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway was occupied for five years by the Third Reich in the Second World War. Norway became a founding member of NATO.
Norway remains one of the biggest financial contributors to the United Nations. Norway isn’t a member of the European Union.
Last summer my country suffered a terrorist attack. 78 people were murdered in this attack.

There are a lot of famous people in my country. The most important people are writer Henrik Ibsen, mathematicians Caspar Wessel and Niels Henrik Abel, explorers Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, the expressionist painter Edvard Munch, composer Edvard Grieg, the novelist Knut Hamsun, he won the Nobel Prize of literature of 1920 and the sculptor Gustav Vigeland.

The best thing of my country is the food. Fish is popular in Norway. People there have developed numerous delicious ways to prepare seafood. The most important dishes are Seafood Bisque and Smoked Salmon. Norwegians eat meat too. The most typical food is Kjøttkaker - meatcakes: rough and large cakes of ground beef, onion and salt and pepper. It is served with sauce. The pork version is called medisterkake.

I like my country so much because the sceneries are wonderful. The fjords are the most typical places and famous in Norway. The houses are very beautiful. They are of many colours: blue, white, red, oranges, all colours. You can go to ski every days of the year because there is always snow in the mountains.
People are very cheerful and friendly. Norwegians are very generous.
The worst thing is the weather. It’s terrible. It’s always cold and cloudy so the sun does not usually appear.
I think Norway is the best place where you can spend your holidays, if you like the weather, of course.

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