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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Introduction

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
Norway - BBC
Norway - Timeline - BBC

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Norway tells Toyota to stop calling hybrid cars "self-charging" - QuartzNorway tells Toyota to stop calling hybrid cars "self-charging"  Quartz

Norway Calls Lexus's Self-Charging-Hybrid Ads Misleading - Car and DriverNorway Calls Lexus's Self-Charging-Hybrid Ads Misleading  Car and Driver

Match On Dating App Helps Rescue Trapped Camper In Norway - NPRMatch On Dating App Helps Rescue Trapped Camper In Norway  NPR

A New Map of Norway: Meet Norway's New Counties - Life in NorwayA New Map of Norway: Meet Norway's New Counties  Life in Norway

Holidays in Norway - what impresses in Norway and why you should visit it - Breaking Travel NewsHolidays in Norway - what impresses in Norway and why you should visit it  Breaking Travel News

Toyotas Self-Charging Hybrid Ads Deemed Misleading, Banned In Norway - InsideEVsToyotas Self-Charging Hybrid Ads Deemed Misleading, Banned In Norway  InsideEVs

Here is Norways new minority government - The Local NorwayHere is Norways new minority government  The Local Norway

What can the world learn from Norway as an EV superpower? - Siliconrepublic.comWhat can the world learn from Norway as an EV superpower?  Siliconrepublic.com

What are Norway's health authorities saying about the coronavirus? - The Local NorwayWhat are Norway's health authorities saying about the coronavirus?  The Local Norway

Norways Latest Slow TV Puts Svalbard In The Spotlight - ForbesNorways Latest Slow TV Puts Svalbard In The Spotlight  Forbes

Norway has run out of snow, so theyre making it artificially instead - EuronewsNorway has run out of snow, so theyre making it artificially instead  Euronews

Norway-focused Lundin Petroleum to be carbon neutral by 2030 - S&P GlobalNorway-focused Lundin Petroleum to be carbon neutral by 2030  S&P Global

ISIS Wifes Return to Norway Divides Government - The New York TimesISIS Wifes Return to Norway Divides Government  The New York Times

Norways krone now worth 10 to the euro as value continues to drop - The Local NorwayNorways krone now worth 10 to the euro as value continues to drop  The Local Norway

Latest Norway Oil Spending Boom Probably the Last - RigzoneLatest Norway Oil Spending Boom Probably the Last  Rigzone

Norway's new fisheries minister gets to work - IntraFishNorway's new fisheries minister gets to work  IntraFish

Oil, Fish and Norway's Coastal Communities: A Social Democratic Compromise? - GazetteOil, Fish and Norway's Coastal Communities: A Social Democratic Compromise?  Gazette

Norway PM shakes up Cabinet after right-wing party exit - ReutersNorway PM shakes up Cabinet after right-wing party exit  Reuters

Presentation about Wirral's links with Norway to be delivered as Brexit looms - Wirral GlobePresentation about Wirral's links with Norway to be delivered as Brexit looms  Wirral Globe

On a Norway fiord cruise, nature unfolds on a grand, take-your-breath-away scale - Los Angeles TimesOn a Norway fiord cruise, nature unfolds on a grand, take-your-breath-away scale  Los Angeles Times

Woman stranded on desolate Norway road rescued, thanks to Tinder - Moneycontrol.comWoman stranded on desolate Norway road rescued, thanks to Tinder  Moneycontrol.com

How Norways Political Turmoil Impacts Oil Drilling and Budgets - BloombergHow Norways Political Turmoil Impacts Oil Drilling and Budgets  Bloomberg

Norway Ready To Implement Digital Tax - Tax-news.comNorway Ready To Implement Digital Tax  Tax-news.com

Discovery to follow Norway's bid to reach Tokyo 2020 handball competition - SportBusinessDiscovery to follow Norway's bid to reach Tokyo 2020 handball competition  SportBusiness

A Mayor In Norway's Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town - NPRA Mayor In Norway's Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town  NPR

Clear signals: the digitalisation of Norway's rail network - Railway TechnologyClear signals: the digitalisation of Norway's rail network  Railway Technology

Greenpeace loses Norway Arctic oil lawsuit appeal - CBC.caGreenpeace loses Norway Arctic oil lawsuit appeal  CBC.ca

Toyotas self-charging hybrid ad is banned in Norway, deemed a lie - ElectrekToyotas self-charging hybrid ad is banned in Norway, deemed a lie  Electrek

Norway commits 0.27bn for UN-backed Green Climate Fund - Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyNorway commits 0.27bn for UN-backed Green Climate Fund  Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Handball: Slovenia Lose to Norway, 4th in Euro Championship (Video) - Total Slovenia NewsHandball: Slovenia Lose to Norway, 4th in Euro Championship (Video)  Total Slovenia News

Norway's Opera acquires Estonian startup PocoSys to expand its fintech operations - Tech.euNorway's Opera acquires Estonian startup PocoSys to expand its fintech operations  Tech.eu

Norway Keeps Rates on Hold as Richest Nordic Economy Slows - BloombergNorway Keeps Rates on Hold as Richest Nordic Economy Slows  Bloomberg

Norway says its new giant oil field is good for the planet. Critics call it climate hypocrisy - CNNNorway says its new giant oil field is good for the planet. Critics call it climate hypocrisy  CNN

Norway's Top News Stories in 2019 - Life in NorwayNorway's Top News Stories in 2019  Life in Norway

Nekkar ASA: Awarded 10 million grant from Innovation Norway for developing Closed Cage for fish farming - GlobeNewswireNekkar ASA: Awarded 10 million grant from Innovation Norway for developing Closed Cage for fish farming  GlobeNewswire

The Struggle Over the Ice Edge Decides the Future of Norway's Oil - High North NewsThe Struggle Over the Ice Edge Decides the Future of Norway's Oil  High North News

Winter Storms Cause Travel Chaos In Northern Norway - ForbesWinter Storms Cause Travel Chaos In Northern Norway  Forbes

Euro 2020: Croatia Handball Tops Norway in Thrilling Overtime for Spot in Final! - Total Croatia NewsEuro 2020: Croatia Handball Tops Norway in Thrilling Overtime for Spot in Final!  Total Croatia News

Confirmed: Norways Gjellestad Ship Is From The Viking Age - ForbesConfirmed: Norways Gjellestad Ship Is From The Viking Age  Forbes

A fact-checking army from 88 countries is heading to Norway - PoynterA fact-checking army from 88 countries is heading to Norway  Poynter

Greenpeace loses Norway Arctic oil lawsuit again - ReutersGreenpeace loses Norway Arctic oil lawsuit again  Reuters

Sverdrup 'shows Norway's climate policy works' - new minister - Upstream OnlineSverdrup 'shows Norway's climate policy works' - new minister  Upstream Online

Norway sweeps men's sprint, Russia claims women's title at Oberstdorf - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNorway sweeps men's sprint, Russia claims women's title at Oberstdorf - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Green groups lose appeal in Arctic lawsuit in Norway - Upstream OnlineGreen groups lose appeal in Arctic lawsuit in Norway  Upstream Online

Huge New Field Sends Norway's Oil Production To 9-Year-High - OilPrice.comHuge New Field Sends Norway's Oil Production To 9-Year-High  OilPrice.com

Coffee Culture in Norway - Life in NorwayCoffee Culture in Norway  Life in Norway

Royal Marines On Arctic Battlefield In Norway - Forces NetworkRoyal Marines On Arctic Battlefield In Norway  Forces Network

Norways Latest Oil Spending Boom Was Probably Also Its Last - BloombergNorways Latest Oil Spending Boom Was Probably Also Its Last  Bloomberg

Islamic State fighter spouse's repatriation to Norway: Here is all you need to know - Times of IndiaIslamic State fighter spouse's repatriation to Norway: Here is all you need to know  Times of India

Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies - The Associated PressBelarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies  The Associated Press

Jobs In Oslo: How to Find Work in Norway's Capital - Life in NorwayJobs In Oslo: How to Find Work in Norway's Capital  Life in Norway

Norway green-lights deal which will see Midt-Norsk Havbruk's owner become NRS' largest shareholder - Undercurrent NewsNorway green-lights deal which will see Midt-Norsk Havbruk's owner become NRS' largest shareholder  Undercurrent News

Norway appoints Bru as new oil minister - Upstream OnlineNorway appoints Bru as new oil minister  Upstream Online

American forces withdraw 3000 soldiers from allied exercise in northern Norway - The Independent Barents ObserverAmerican forces withdraw 3000 soldiers from allied exercise in northern Norway  The Independent Barents Observer

New laws: Heres what changes in Norway in 2020 - The Local NorwayNew laws: Heres what changes in Norway in 2020  The Local Norway

Shell in midstream sale off Norway - Upstream OnlineShell in midstream sale off Norway  Upstream Online

How Norways help for child of Isis mother could topple government - The Local NorwayHow Norways help for child of Isis mother could topple government  The Local Norway

News A royal visit from Crown Prince Haakon of Norway - Norwegian Refugee CouncilNews A royal visit from Crown Prince Haakon of Norway  Norwegian Refugee Council

Norway: Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final Three Results - wiwibloggsNorway: Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final Three Results  wiwibloggs

Climate Change: Norway Beats January Blues With Record High Temperatures - ForbesClimate Change: Norway Beats January Blues With Record High Temperatures  Forbes

How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Trondheim, Norway - Travel+LeisureHow to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Trondheim, Norway  Travel+Leisure

Norways government nears crisis over return of former ISIS member: 'The terrorist won' - Fox NewsNorways government nears crisis over return of former ISIS member: 'The terrorist won'  Fox News

Norway travel tips that will help you with local transportation in the country - Republic World - Republic WorldNorway travel tips that will help you with local transportation in the country - Republic World  Republic World

Bergen, Norway: Gateway to the fjords | Stories - The Sun ChronicleBergen, Norway: Gateway to the fjords | Stories  The Sun Chronicle

Chrysaor eyeing cross-border prizes in Norway - Upstream OnlineChrysaor eyeing cross-border prizes in Norway  Upstream Online

Norway's government at risk of collapse over repatriation of ISIS bride - Daily MailNorway's government at risk of collapse over repatriation of ISIS bride  Daily Mail

Norways King to take two weeks off with 'non-serious' condition - The Local NorwayNorways King to take two weeks off with 'non-serious' condition  The Local Norway

Norway Oil Output at 9-Year High - Financial TribuneNorway Oil Output at 9-Year High  Financial Tribune

Income Tax in Norway 2020 - Life in NorwayIncome Tax in Norway 2020  Life in Norway

Norway dominates Nordic Combined World Cup in Oberstdorf - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNorway dominates Nordic Combined World Cup in Oberstdorf - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda - The GuardianNorway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda  The Guardian

Regional mergers alter Norway's map - Views and News from NorwayRegional mergers alter Norway's map  Views and News from Norway

Norway: Regulator Spots Irregularities Aboard West Bollsta Rig Jan 22, 2020 The Norwegian offshore safety regulators - Offshore EngineerNorway: Regulator Spots Irregularities Aboard West Bollsta Rig Jan 22, 2020 The Norwegian offshore safety regulators  Offshore Engineer

Why the days in Norway are about to get a lot lighter - The Local NorwayWhy the days in Norway are about to get a lot lighter  The Local Norway

In Norway, Signs of Industry-wide Health - Offshore EngineerIn Norway, Signs of Industry-wide Health  Offshore Engineer

Belarus to import oil from Norway's Johan Sverdrup field: Belneftekhim - ReutersBelarus to import oil from Norway's Johan Sverdrup field: Belneftekhim  Reuters

Oil-Funded Spending Sprees Lose Their Magic in Norway Politics - BloombergOil-Funded Spending Sprees Lose Their Magic in Norway Politics  Bloomberg

Handball: Slovenia Lose to Norway, Meet Spain in Semi-Finals Friday (Video) - Total Slovenia NewsHandball: Slovenia Lose to Norway, Meet Spain in Semi-Finals Friday (Video)  Total Slovenia News

Norway's Barents Sea ambitions fading as more projects disappoint - WorldOilNorway's Barents Sea ambitions fading as more projects disappoint  WorldOil

Norway Authorities to Crack Down on Svalbard Tour Guides - Life in NorwayNorway Authorities to Crack Down on Svalbard Tour Guides  Life in Norway

At $30 Billion, Norways Other Wealth Fund Is Simply Too Big - BloombergAt $30 Billion, Norways Other Wealth Fund Is Simply Too Big  Bloomberg

Norway: Third Semi-Final took place, Kristin Husy qualifies, but the real saving grace was Akuvi - ESC UnitedNorway: Third Semi-Final took place, Kristin Husy qualifies, but the real saving grace was Akuvi  ESC United

Norway to Take 600 Migrants Evacuated to Rwanda From Libya - VOA NewsNorway to Take 600 Migrants Evacuated to Rwanda From Libya  VOA News

Appeals court upholds Norway licenses for Arctic drilling - ETEnergyworld.comAppeals court upholds Norway licenses for Arctic drilling  ETEnergyworld.com

Class A tall ships from Norway, South America slated to visit Norfolk this year - WAVY.comClass A tall ships from Norway, South America slated to visit Norfolk this year  WAVY.com

Norway Expects No Major Change in Ties With Russia After Government Reshuffle - UrduPoint NewsNorway Expects No Major Change in Ties With Russia After Government Reshuffle  UrduPoint News

EIUs Global Democracy Index: India slips 10 spots to 51st rank, Norway tops the list - Jagran JoshEIUs Global Democracy Index: India slips 10 spots to 51st rank, Norway tops the list  Jagran Josh

Petition: Pregnant Whales in Norway are Slaughtered for Commercial Whaling - One Green PlanetPetition: Pregnant Whales in Norway are Slaughtered for Commercial Whaling  One Green Planet

Norway Bans Fair & Lovely Creams For Mercury Content, HUL Says 'Could Be Counterfeit' - Outlook IndiaNorway Bans Fair & Lovely Creams For Mercury Content, HUL Says 'Could Be Counterfeit'  Outlook India

Gol, Norway remembers former Bracebridge Mayor Don Coates for his friendship - muskokaregion.comGol, Norway remembers former Bracebridge Mayor Don Coates for his friendship  muskokaregion.com

Worker dies at wind farm construction site in Norway - Renewables NowWorker dies at wind farm construction site in Norway  Renewables Now

Kristin Husy to the MGP final in Norway - Eurovision.tvKristin Husy to the MGP final in Norway  Eurovision.tv

Scotland and Norway natural partners - Scottish Government NewsScotland and Norway natural partners  Scottish Government News

Norway seeks seafood minister to replace Nesvik - Fish Farmer MagazineNorway seeks seafood minister to replace Nesvik  Fish Farmer Magazine

You may as well just go to Norway Telegraph readers offer advice on Canada to Harry and Meghan - Telegraph.co.ukYou may as well just go to Norway Telegraph readers offer advice on Canada to Harry and Meghan  Telegraph.co.uk

Posten Norge and SwipBox move towards parcel locker network in Norway - Post and ParcelPosten Norge and SwipBox move towards parcel locker network in Norway  Post and Parcel

Klbo leads Norway dominance in men's sprint at FIS Cross-Country World Cup - Insidethegames.bizKlbo leads Norway dominance in men's sprint at FIS Cross-Country World Cup  Insidethegames.biz

Semco to upgrade Seadrill semi for offshore Norway drilling - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineSemco to upgrade Seadrill semi for offshore Norway drilling  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Sheffield United LIVE: Latest on interest in Norway star; Henderson tipped for Euro 2020 spot and Blades await FA Cup draw - The StarSheffield United LIVE: Latest on interest in Norway star; Henderson tipped for Euro 2020 spot and Blades await FA Cup draw  The Star

Norway's Nordic mixed team gold is almost relaxing - OlympicsNorway's Nordic mixed team gold is almost relaxing  Olympics