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 Is Building the World's First Ship Tunnel - Cond Nast Traveler

Cond Nast Traveler

Norway Is Building the World's First Ship Tunnel
Cond Nast Traveler
Sailing the North Atlantic off Norway isn't for the faint of heart. The scenery is gorgeous along the coastline's 63,000 miles of fjords, bays, and islandswhat Douglas Adams called the country's "fiddly bits"but seas are treacherous and courses ...



Norway visa centre opened in Thimphu - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Norway visa centre opened in Thimphu
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper
With the establishment of the Norway visa centre by the Bhutan Visa Application Centre in Thimphu, Bhutanese will not have to visit New Delhi or Kolkata to apply for visas to Norway. The opening ceremony for the Norway visa centre was attended by the ...



Calumet wins Norway Invite - Daily Mining Gazette

Daily Mining Gazette

Calumet wins Norway Invite
Daily Mining Gazette
Burt Angeli/The Daily News Photo Calumet's Wyatt Tuoriniemi tees off Tuesday in the Norway Invitational at Oak Crest Golf Course. NORWAY Calumet edged Negauee to win the Norway Invitational boys golf tournament Tuesday at Oak Crest Golf Course.



Norway doubles Arctic oil estimates - The Independent Barents Observer

The Independent Barents Observer

Norway doubles Arctic oil estimates
The Independent Barents Observer
As a result, no European nor American oil companies can take part in oil exploration and production offshore anywhere north of the Arctic Circle on the Russian shelf. In Norway, environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the state over Arctic ...
Norway at least doubles Barents Sea reserve estimateUPI.com
Norway doubles Barents resource tally | UpstreamUpstream Online
Norway doubles Barents Sea oil and gas estimate, alarms green lobbyReuters
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Gina Krog nears start-up offshore Norway - Offshore - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Gina Krog nears start-up offshore Norway - Offshore
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine
OSLO, Norway Statoil has permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to begin operations at the Gina Krog field platform and associated ...

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Immigrant Beggars Quit Norway After TV Expos Links Them To Organized Crime - Heat Street

Heat Street

Immigrant Beggars Quit Norway After TV Expos Links Them To Organized Crime
Heat Street
Street beggars in Norway are packing up and heading home after their business was soured by a TV expos linking their activities to organized crime. A proportion of panhandlers in major cities have bought plane tickets back to their native Romania ...



Audi Taking Reservations for Upcoming e-tron quattro in Norway - Motor Trend

Motor Trend

Audi Taking Reservations for Upcoming e-tron quattro in Norway
Motor Trend
Audi is gearing up to bring a production version of its e-tron quattro concept to market by 2018, and interest is apparently high enough that the automaker has begun taking reservations in Norway before the final production model has even been shown.
Audi e-tron quattro Reservations Kick Off In Norway | CleanTechnicaCleanTechnica
Audi E-Tron Quattro Will Begin Accepting Pre-Orders In Norway; Audi Claims Enormous Interest For The New E-TronAuto World News
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Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling - Reuters

Reuters

Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling
Reuters
"Both the Korpfjell and Koigen Central licenses are within the reach of the historic marginal sea ice edge for the last 30 years," Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace in Norway, said. "Statoil should not drill in the Barents Sea because of the pending ...

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Norway's wealth fund hits NOK 8 trillion milestone - Nasdaq.com - Nasdaq

Norway's wealth fund hits NOK 8 trillion milestone - Nasdaq.com
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OSLO, April 25- The value of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, rose to a record 8 trillion Norwegian crowns on Tuesday, data from.

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Lakes Association of Norway seeking third boat inspector - Lewiston Sun Journal

Lakes Association of Norway seeking third boat inspector
Lewiston Sun Journal
NORWAY The Lakes Association of Norway is looking to hire another person for its courtesy boat inspection program this summer. Share. E-mail this story Print this story Save this story. Sponsor. The Lakes Association of Norway is looking to hire ...