Sunday, March 17, 2013


- Name of the country: Norway

- Nationality of its inhabitants: Norwegian Recognised regional

- Language spoken: The official language is norwegian but there are some regional languages that are: Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven and Southern Sami

- Political system: Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy: 
      - King: King Harald V

- Population: 5,033,675

- Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)

- Total area: 385,252 km2

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. The country shares a long border with Sweden; it is also bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-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 fiords.

- Important historic facts:
  • 1536 Danish becomes the written language of Norway
  • 1814 The peace treaty of Kiel and Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden 
  • 1814 The Norwegian constitution was written
  • 1905 The union with Sweden disintegrates and Norway becomes an independent kingdom

- Famous people: Edvard Munch, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Henrik Ibsen, Sigrid Undset, Edvard Grieg, Kirsten Flagstad and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) is a famous Norwegian painter best known for his work ‘The Scream’. He was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionistic art.

- Typical food/dishes: One of the typical dishes of Norway is Fårikål, 
consisting of pieces of mutton with bone, cabbage, whole black pepper and often a little wheat flour, cooked for several hours in a casserole, traditionally served with potatoes boiled in their jackets. The dish is typically prepared in early autumn.

I would like to live in Norway because I like to learn new things about another countries and I like to know different people. 

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