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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Setting sail in the Arctic on 'the world's most beautiful sea voyage' (with eagles and dolphins for company) - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Setting sail in the Arctic on 'the world's most beautiful sea voyage' (with eagles and dolphins for company)
Daily Mail
Hurtigruten's fleet of ships have travelled up and down the thousands of miles of Norway's crinkled coastline since 1893 and now venture much further afield, including to Greenland, the Faroe Islands, South America, Antarctica and across the Atlantic ...



Famed Arctic explorer's ship to sail back to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Famed Arctic explorer's ship to sail back to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut
Toronto Star
CAMBRIDGE BAY, NUNAVUTNearly 90 years after she sank into Nunavut's Arctic seabed, the ship that took famed explorer Roald Amundsen on his second polar expedition is finally ready to sail back home to Norway. Now only sea ice in the Northwest ...
Famed explorer's ship to return to Norway after 90 years in NunavutThe Globe and Mail
Arctic explorer's ship to return to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut660 News

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Is the Norway-Sweden border a model for UK-Ireland? - EURACTIV

EURACTIV

Is the Norway-Sweden border a model for UK-Ireland?
EURACTIV
Sharing a border of 1,600 km,with close to 80 crossings,Norway and Sweden face some of the challenges that Ireland and Northern Ireland may experience when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. On Wednesday(16 August),the British ...
Britain's Road to PerditionProject Syndicate

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Norway's climate hypocrisy: Clean at home, dirty in the Arctic - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Norway's climate hypocrisy: Clean at home, dirty in the Arctic
Deutsche Welle
Norway is issuing oil and gas exploration permits within its territories in the North Sea and the Arctic at a rapid pace. According to the report, these proposed and prospective new oil and gas fields would increase Norway's emissions by 150 percent ...



Ryan Companies partnership set to acquire Sons of Norway site - Southwest Journal

Southwest Journal

Ryan Companies partnership set to acquire Sons of Norway site
Southwest Journal
Sons of Norway has selected Ryan Companies and Weidner Apartment Homes to redevelop its 2.17-acre site at 1455 W. Lake St. Sons of Norway will remain on the block in a new development. Ryan Companies will reach out to neighborhood stakeholders ...
Ryan Cos. and Weidner will buy, redevelop Uptown's Sons of Norway siteMinneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Sons of Norway Selects Ryan Companies and Weidner Apartment Homes For Redevelopment of Key Uptown LocationGlobeNewswire (press release)

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Norway most productive country in northern Europe: research - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Norway most productive country in northern Europe: research
The Local Norway
Norway emerged as the overall productivity winner in Northern Europe, ranking in second place overall, with an output per person that has grown by 9 percent over the past year. Norwegian workers enjoy one of the shortest workweeks at 27 hours and yield ...



Nail-Biter Brewing in Norway Election as Labor Party Stumbles - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Nail-Biter Brewing in Norway Election as Labor Party Stumbles
Bloomberg
The decline in support for Norway's largest party is turning next month's parliamentary election into a tight race that could see smaller and more extremist factions emerge as kingmakers. Opposition Labor -- Norway's biggest political party since 1927 ...

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Norway is On its Way To Becoming A 'Fully Electric' Society - Hybrid Cars News

Hybrid Cars News

Norway is On its Way To Becoming A 'Fully Electric' Society
Hybrid Cars News
While Norway is on a tear to replace its petroleum-powered cars with the electric variety, it may also become the world's first society to completely electrify. This could come by 2050, says Energi Norge (Energy Norway), an industry interest ...



The Kaffikaze Coffee Festival Is Coming To Oslo, Norway - Sprudge

Sprudge

The Kaffikaze Coffee Festival Is Coming To Oslo, Norway
Sprudge
Oslo is one of the world's great coffee hubs. Attempting to list all of the cool goings-on in the capital of Norway would fill this entire article, leaving no room to talk about one cool going-on in particular. So let's skip all that and get to the ...



Norway to host world's largest data centre - www.v3.co.uk

www.v3.co.uk

Norway to host world's largest data centre
www.v3.co.uk
Kolos , a Norwegian-American start-up, is planning to build the world's largest data centre in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. The development in Ballangen will be four storeys high and cover 600,000 square meters. That is bigger than the current ...
Norway to build world's biggest data center: reportXinhua
Arctic Data Center Designed to Break Records for Size and EfficiencyeWeek
Kolos Plans Data Center in Arctic Norway to Tap Renewable PowerBloombergQuint
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