Norway

Country Norway
Capital Oslo
Continent Europe
Currency Norwegian krone(NOK)
Languages Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian, Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven & Southern Sami

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Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, 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. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. The current focus is on containing spending on the extensive welfare system and planning for the time when petroleum reserves are depleted. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU.

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Norway - Wikipedia
Norway - CIA World Fact Book
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UPDATE 4-Castellum launches rival bid for Norway real estate group Entra - Reuters IndiaUPDATE 4-Castellum launches rival bid for Norway real estate group Entra  Reuters India

Norway gas exports could be hit by strike escalation from Friday - Reuters IndiaNorway gas exports could be hit by strike escalation from Friday  Reuters India

Norway ice melt reveals 'frozen archive' of ancient reindeer-hunting arrows - CNNNorway ice melt reveals 'frozen archive' of ancient reindeer-hunting arrows  CNN

Norway sovereign wealth fund chief diagnosed with COVID-19 - Reuters UKNorway sovereign wealth fund chief diagnosed with COVID-19  Reuters UK

Shipyard begins work on two vessels for Norway - The HinduShipyard begins work on two vessels for Norway  The Hindu

Norway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December - New EuropeNorway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December  New Europe

Norway turns wackier! 6000 year old arrows discovered - HappytripsNorway turns wackier! 6000 year old arrows discovered  Happytrips

Climate change has revealed a huge haul of ancient arrows in Norway - New Scientist NewsClimate change has revealed a huge haul of ancient arrows in Norway  New Scientist News

Govt Exempts From Entry Ban Third-Country Researchers Who Come to Norway With Their Own Funds - SchengenVisaInfo.comGovt Exempts From Entry Ban Third-Country Researchers Who Come to Norway With Their Own Funds  SchengenVisaInfo.com

UPDATE 2-Norway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December - Reuters IndiaUPDATE 2-Norway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December  Reuters India

Lilyhammer: Comedy Meets Crime - Life in NorwayLilyhammer: Comedy Meets Crime  Life in Norway

From Norway to India: How Emirates SkyCargo Helps Bring Premium Seafood to Customers - News18From Norway to India: How Emirates SkyCargo Helps Bring Premium Seafood to Customers  News18

Cochin Shipyard conducts plate cutting of electric vessels for Norway firm - BusinessLineCochin Shipyard conducts plate cutting of electric vessels for Norway firm  BusinessLine

Norway's New National Museum Opening Delayed to 2022 - Life in NorwayNorway's New National Museum Opening Delayed to 2022  Life in Norway

UPDATE 1-Schlumberger workers in Norway ready to strike over pay - Reuters UKUPDATE 1-Schlumberger workers in Norway ready to strike over pay  Reuters UK

The Worlds First Energy-Positive Hotel Is Coming to Arctic Norway - AFAR MediaThe Worlds First Energy-Positive Hotel Is Coming to Arctic Norway  AFAR Media

IKEA Signs Work Agreement for Immigrants in Norway - Life in NorwayIKEA Signs Work Agreement for Immigrants in Norway  Life in Norway

Norway Savings welcomes new leader | Lewiston Sun Journal - The Bethel CitizenNorway Savings welcomes new leader | Lewiston Sun Journal  The Bethel Citizen

Consortium to develop hydrogen-powered ferry for Norway - H2 ViewConsortium to develop hydrogen-powered ferry for Norway  H2 View

Norway's health authority 'ready' for arrival of Covid-19 vaccine - The Local NorwayNorway's health authority 'ready' for arrival of Covid-19 vaccine  The Local Norway

Norway Oil Fund Hits All-Time High - Life in NorwayNorway Oil Fund Hits All-Time High  Life in Norway

Trove of arrows dating back 6,000 years are discovered in Norway after drastic amounts of ice melts - Daily MailTrove of arrows dating back 6,000 years are discovered in Norway after drastic amounts of ice melts  Daily Mail

Norway's Climate Dilemma - The Independent Barents ObserverNorway's Climate Dilemma  The Independent Barents Observer

Norways Quarantine Hotels Are Open For Business - ForbesNorways Quarantine Hotels Are Open For Business  Forbes

Norway Exempts From Quarantine Commuters From Sweden & Finland - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Exempts From Quarantine Commuters From Sweden & Finland  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Norway imposes new restrictions to limit virus spread - Times of IndiaNorway imposes new restrictions to limit virus spread  Times of India

Aquila Capital enters data centre market with first investment in Norway - Property Funds WorldAquila Capital enters data centre market with first investment in Norway  Property Funds World

Norway Extends Entry Ban for Third-Country Citizens Until June 2021 - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Extends Entry Ban for Third-Country Citizens Until June 2021  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Norway real estate firm Entra rejects second Swedish suitor - Yahoo Finance UKNorway real estate firm Entra rejects second Swedish suitor  Yahoo Finance UK

Panasonic explores a European battery deal with Norways largest energy and industrial companies - TechCrunchPanasonic explores a European battery deal with Norways largest energy and industrial companies  TechCrunch

Norwegian Air furloughs staff, pleads for help to survive in 2021 - Al Jazeera EnglishNorwegian Air furloughs staff, pleads for help to survive in 2021  Al Jazeera English

Can Norways deforestation program outbid loggers? - Christian Science MonitorCan Norways deforestation program outbid loggers?  Christian Science Monitor

Triple FIT Beats Single Sigmoidoscopy in CRC Screening in Norway - MedPage TodayTriple FIT Beats Single Sigmoidoscopy in CRC Screening in Norway  MedPage Today

Epidemiology of geriatric trauma patients in Norway: A nationwide analysis of Norwegian Trauma Registry data, 20152018. A retrospective cohort study - MD LinxEpidemiology of geriatric trauma patients in Norway: A nationwide analysis of Norwegian Trauma Registry data, 20152018. A retrospective cohort study  MD Linx

Norway Wishes U.S. "Welcome Back" After Biden Victory - Life in NorwayNorway Wishes U.S. "Welcome Back" After Biden Victory  Life in Norway

English Espaol Everfuel, Nel to jointly develop hydrogen retail market in Norway - PetrolPlaza.comEnglish Espaol Everfuel, Nel to jointly develop hydrogen retail market in Norway  PetrolPlaza.com

The young Norwegians taking their own country to court over oil - BBC NewsThe young Norwegians taking their own country to court over oil  BBC News

Norways $1.2tn oil fund to use more external managers - Financial TimesNorways $1.2tn oil fund to use more external managers  Financial Times

The First Battle for Oil in Norway: The Long Arm of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil - SciTechDailyThe First Battle for Oil in Norway: The Long Arm of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil  SciTechDaily

11 amazing stays in Norway from Arctic hideouts to treetop cabins - Mirror Online11 amazing stays in Norway from Arctic hideouts to treetop cabins  Mirror Online

Norway Requires Negative PCR Test Results, for Citizens of High-Risk Countries - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Requires Negative PCR Test Results, for Citizens of High-Risk Countries  SchengenVisaInfo.com

P&O Ferrymasters Launches New Multimodal Trade Lane From Italy To Norway - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideP&O Ferrymasters Launches New Multimodal Trade Lane From Italy To Norway  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Beijing's bad books: Australia can learn from Norway and South Korea - The InterpreterBeijing's bad books: Australia can learn from Norway and South Korea  The Interpreter

Norway issues highest-ever cartel fine - Global Competition ReviewNorway issues highest-ever cartel fine  Global Competition Review

Norway Has a Must-See Team. Barely Anyone Can Watch It. - The New York TimesNorway Has a Must-See Team. Barely Anyone Can Watch It.  The New York Times

Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial in Norway - The New York TimesArchaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial in Norway  The New York Times

Shopping in Norway: Everything You Need to Know - Life in NorwayShopping in Norway: Everything You Need to Know  Life in Norway

helen & hard fastens woodnest treehouse to living pine tree in norway - Designboomhelen & hard fastens woodnest treehouse to living pine tree in norway  Designboom

UPDATE 3-Norway offers 136 Arctic oil exploration blocks - ReutersUPDATE 3-Norway offers 136 Arctic oil exploration blocks  Reuters

Norway Extends Internal Border Controls - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Extends Internal Border Controls - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Norway to set new restrictions this week after rise in virus cases - Reuters UKNorway to set new restrictions this week after rise in virus cases  Reuters UK

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans people - DevdiscourseNorway outlaws hate speech against trans people  Devdiscourse

Archaeologists in Norway find rare Viking ship burial using only radar - CNNArchaeologists in Norway find rare Viking ship burial using only radar  CNN

Entra Mulls $3.5 Billion Castellum Bid After Earlier Snubs - BloombergEntra Mulls $3.5 Billion Castellum Bid After Earlier Snubs  Bloomberg

Private island in Norway once a low-security prison on sale for $3M - Insider - INSIDERPrivate island in Norway once a low-security prison on sale for $3M - Insider  INSIDER

17 Fascinating Facts About the Northern Lights - Life in Norway17 Fascinating Facts About the Northern Lights  Life in Norway

Eyes on Norway to boost electric car sales - Yahoo News AustraliaEyes on Norway to boost electric car sales  Yahoo News Australia

Norway Call Up Entire New Squad After Cancelling Romania Game - SPORTbibleNorway Call Up Entire New Squad After Cancelling Romania Game  SPORTbible

Norway recall Home Guard to patrol border as Swedish COVID-19 cases surge - ReutersNorway recall Home Guard to patrol border as Swedish COVID-19 cases surge  Reuters

Finland and Norway Avoid Covid-19 Lockdowns but Keep the Virus At Bay - The Wall Street JournalFinland and Norway Avoid Covid-19 Lockdowns but Keep the Virus At Bay  The Wall Street Journal

How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First - YES! MagazineHow Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First  YES! Magazine

Norway's Currency: An Introduction to the Norwegian Krone - Life in NorwayNorway's Currency: An Introduction to the Norwegian Krone  Life in Norway

Norways Supreme Court Hears Rights Challenge to Arctic Oil Drilling - The New York TimesNorways Supreme Court Hears Rights Challenge to Arctic Oil Drilling  The New York Times

Coronavirus in Oslo: "Full Social Closure" From Nov 10 - Life in NorwayCoronavirus in Oslo: "Full Social Closure" From Nov 10  Life in Norway

How to Travel From Oslo to Bergen - Life in NorwayHow to Travel From Oslo to Bergen  Life in Norway

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people - ReutersNorway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people  Reuters

NORWAY DATA: Oct oil output remains below ceiling, no cut extension planned - S&P GlobalNORWAY DATA: Oct oil output remains below ceiling, no cut extension planned  S&P Global

Study compares deaths in Sweden and Norway before and after COVID pandemic - News-Medical.NetStudy compares deaths in Sweden and Norway before and after COVID pandemic  News-Medical.Net

Norway aviation: Wizz Air would, Braathen would. Norwegian wouldn't - CAPA - Centre for AviationNorway aviation: Wizz Air would, Braathen would. Norwegian wouldn't  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Why Norway has the most beautiful public loos in the world - Telegraph.co.ukWhy Norway has the most beautiful public loos in the world  Telegraph.co.uk

Latest UK Foreign Office travel advice for Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland - My LondonLatest UK Foreign Office travel advice for Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland  My London

Norway Has Made Biphobic, Transphobic Speech Illegal - Out MagazineNorway Has Made Biphobic, Transphobic Speech Illegal  Out Magazine

Norway's Entra rejects SBB's $3.3 billion bid, eyes alternative offer - Marketscreener.comNorway's Entra rejects SBB's $3.3 billion bid, eyes alternative offer  Marketscreener.com

Norway's Supreme Court to Decide on Climate Lawsuit Challenging Offshore Arctic Oil Drilling - DeSmogNorway's Supreme Court to Decide on Climate Lawsuit Challenging Offshore Arctic Oil Drilling  DeSmog

Norway extends duration of pandemic loan guarantees to airlines - DevdiscourseNorway extends duration of pandemic loan guarantees to airlines  Devdiscourse

'There will be shocks': Yngve Slyngstad, Norway's $1tn man - Financial Times'There will be shocks': Yngve Slyngstad, Norway's $1tn man  Financial Times

How Emirates SkyCargo is helping Catch of Norway deliver fresh fish to India - STAT TimesHow Emirates SkyCargo is helping Catch of Norway deliver fresh fish to India  STAT Times

How Norway's smaller municipalities controlled Covid-19 outbreaks - The Local NorwayHow Norway's smaller municipalities controlled Covid-19 outbreaks  The Local Norway

Norway's top court starts hearing on Arctic oil exploration - ReutersNorway's top court starts hearing on Arctic oil exploration  Reuters

Only Norway, Finland & a Part of Greece Are Safe to Travel to This Week, ECDC Says - SchengenVisaInfo.comOnly Norway, Finland & a Part of Greece Are Safe to Travel to This Week, ECDC Says  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Sweden, Norway fear hydropower not green enough for EU - MontelSweden, Norway fear hydropower not green enough for EU  Montel

MAP: Where are Norway's coronavirus hotspots? - The Local - The Local NorwayMAP: Where are Norway's coronavirus hotspots? - The Local  The Local Norway

Norway's Bergshav sells one of its three aframaxes - TradeWindsNorway's Bergshav sells one of its three aframaxes  TradeWinds

Norway Advises Its Citizens to Avoid Travelling to More Finnish Regions Due to COVID-19 - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Advises Its Citizens to Avoid Travelling to More Finnish Regions Due to COVID-19  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Kieran Tierney in Celtic t-shirt throwback as Arsenal star channels Scott Brown in Norway - Daily RecordKieran Tierney in Celtic t-shirt throwback as Arsenal star channels Scott Brown in Norway  Daily Record

Norways new passport may just be the most stylish in the world - Lonely Planet Travel NewsNorways new passport may just be the most stylish in the world  Lonely Planet Travel News

Norway's Beautiful New Passports - kottke.orgNorway's Beautiful New Passports  kottke.org

Norways EV revolution shows us the urgency of government action on transport - The DrivenNorways EV revolution shows us the urgency of government action on transport  The Driven

Norway Narrows Down List of Persons Exempt From Self-Sufficiency for Obtaining Permanent Residency - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Narrows Down List of Persons Exempt From Self-Sufficiency for Obtaining Permanent Residency  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Two general cargo ships accidents: Norway and Greece - Maritime BulletinTwo general cargo ships accidents: Norway and Greece  Maritime Bulletin

Norway registers new high number of Covid-19 cases - The Local NorwayNorway registers new high number of Covid-19 cases  The Local Norway

Norway labour union threatens strike by 262 Schlumberger workers - Reuters UKNorway labour union threatens strike by 262 Schlumberger workers  Reuters UK

Eltel : signs a three-year telecom frame agreement in Norway worth about EUR 11 million - Marketscreener.comEltel : signs a three-year telecom frame agreement in Norway worth about EUR 11 million  Marketscreener.com

Studies in bank voles reveal strain differences between chronic wasting disease prions from Norway and North America - pnas.orgStudies in bank voles reveal strain differences between chronic wasting disease prions from Norway and North America  pnas.org

CEO at Norway's NTS will stick around until replacement is found - Undercurrent NewsCEO at Norway's NTS will stick around until replacement is found  Undercurrent News

Norway registers second-highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases - The Local NorwayNorway registers second-highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases  The Local Norway

Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Atlas travel: How to get to England, return to Norway and travel to other regions explained - Eurogamer.netAssassin's Creed Valhalla - Atlas travel: How to get to England, return to Norway and travel to other regions explained  Eurogamer.net

Taiwan's foreign minister presses Norway to stop mislabeling nationality as 'China' - Taiwan NewsTaiwan's foreign minister presses Norway to stop mislabeling nationality as 'China'  Taiwan News

No more kids? Norway seeks to increase age limit in women's figure skating RT Sport News - The Union JournalNo more kids? Norway seeks to increase age limit in women's figure skating RT Sport News  The Union Journal

Norways Supreme Court Will Hear an Arctic Drilling Case With Global Implications - GizmodoNorways Supreme Court Will Hear an Arctic Drilling Case With Global Implications  Gizmodo