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
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Engineering Jobs in Norway - Life in NorwayEngineering Jobs in Norway  Life in Norway

Norway's King to Attend Man Utd v Liverpool as Guest of Solskjr - Life in NorwayNorway's King to Attend Man Utd v Liverpool as Guest of Solskjr  Life in Norway

A Norway Cruise That Offers Flexibility and Very Little Fuss - The Wall Street JournalA Norway Cruise That Offers Flexibility and Very Little Fuss  The Wall Street Journal

Norway Is a Green Leader. Its Also Drilling More Oil Wells Than Ever - FortuneNorway Is a Green Leader. Its Also Drilling More Oil Wells Than Ever  Fortune

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Norways boring lunch tradition, matpakke, is unexpectedly genius - Vox.comNorways boring lunch tradition, matpakke, is unexpectedly genius  Vox.com

Norway Update: Tesla & Chinese EVs Could Spell Doom For Legacy Automakers - CleanTechnicaNorway Update: Tesla & Chinese EVs Could Spell Doom For Legacy Automakers  CleanTechnica

Royal Family security bill: The 55million security cost of Norway Royal Family - ExpressRoyal Family security bill: The 55million security cost of Norway Royal Family  Express

Norwegian Miss Out On Millions As Norway Armed Forces Contract Goes To SAS - Life in NorwayNorwegian Miss Out On Millions As Norway Armed Forces Contract Goes To SAS  Life in Norway

What Norway's 2020 Budget Means For You - Life in NorwayWhat Norway's 2020 Budget Means For You  Life in Norway

Why Norways krone keeps getting weaker - The Local NorwayWhy Norways krone keeps getting weaker  The Local Norway

Norway express concerns about Milan-Cortina 2026 venue plan - Insidethegames.bizNorway express concerns about Milan-Cortina 2026 venue plan  Insidethegames.biz

Norways Krone Hits Record Low Against Euro - BloombergNorways Krone Hits Record Low Against Euro  Bloomberg

India seeks to gain from Norways experience in ocean management - Economic TimesIndia seeks to gain from Norways experience in ocean management  Economic Times

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Protests Force Norway To Scrap Ambitious Wind Project - OilPrice.comProtests Force Norway To Scrap Ambitious Wind Project  OilPrice.com

Five Reasons To Visit Norway This Winter - ForbesFive Reasons To Visit Norway This Winter  Forbes

Norways Telenor Launches Largest 5G Pilot In Scandinavia - ForbesNorways Telenor Launches Largest 5G Pilot In Scandinavia  Forbes

What are the best ways to save money in Norway? - The Local NorwayWhat are the best ways to save money in Norway?  The Local Norway

Spain Made to Wait for Euro 2020 Berth After Draw With Norway in Sergio Ramos' Record Game - News18Spain Made to Wait for Euro 2020 Berth After Draw With Norway in Sergio Ramos' Record Game  News18

1,000-year-old arrowhead discovered in Norway - Fox News1,000-year-old arrowhead discovered in Norway  Fox News

A Norwegian man was thrilled to be on trial for employing undocumented migrants. Now, hes been found guilty. - The Washington PostA Norwegian man was thrilled to be on trial for employing undocumented migrants. Now, hes been found guilty.  The Washington Post

Brexit: Can the UK learn from Norway's EU border? - BBC NewsBrexit: Can the UK learn from Norway's EU border?  BBC News

Norway scraps national wind power plan after protests - RechargeNorway scraps national wind power plan after protests  Recharge

Norway oil fund to publish all voting plans - Financial TimesNorway oil fund to publish all voting plans  Financial Times

Norway against suspending Turkey from NATO - Anadolu AgencyNorway against suspending Turkey from NATO  Anadolu Agency

Norway's currency weakens to record low against euro - ReutersNorway's currency weakens to record low against euro  Reuters

Norway's F-35s have a problem with a unique piece of gear - DefenseNews.comNorway's F-35s have a problem with a unique piece of gear  DefenseNews.com

How Norway could follow Italy and be brought to its knees fragmentation' of politics - Express.co.ukHow Norway could follow Italy and be brought to its knees fragmentation' of politics  Express.co.uk

Norways Huge New Oil Project Clashes With Growing Focus on Climate - BloombergNorways Huge New Oil Project Clashes With Growing Focus on Climate  Bloomberg

Norway's largest pension fund, KLP, ditches oil sands investments - Aljazeera.comNorway's largest pension fund, KLP, ditches oil sands investments  Aljazeera.com

1000-Year-Old Iron Weapon Found in Norway - Archaeology1000-Year-Old Iron Weapon Found in Norway  Archaeology

Divers Off Norway Discover Giant Egg Sac From a Squid - The Weather ChannelDivers Off Norway Discover Giant Egg Sac From a Squid  The Weather Channel

John 'Mo' Muiruri: the Kenyan legend living the dream in Norway - nation.co.keJohn 'Mo' Muiruri: the Kenyan legend living the dream in Norway  nation.co.ke

Black Gold: Norway's Oil Story - Life in NorwayBlack Gold: Norway's Oil Story  Life in Norway

Queen health: Queen of Norway cancels major event over health - what is wrong with Queen? - ExpressQueen health: Queen of Norway cancels major event over health - what is wrong with Queen?  Express

Norway Insurance Industry Governance, Risk and Compliance Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireNorway Insurance Industry Governance, Risk and Compliance Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Supermarkets in Norway: Norwegian Grocery Stores Explained - Life in NorwaySupermarkets in Norway: Norwegian Grocery Stores Explained  Life in Norway

Norway Unexpectedly Withdraws Cash From Massive Wealth Fund - BloombergNorway Unexpectedly Withdraws Cash From Massive Wealth Fund  Bloomberg

Norway Oil Coffers About to Get Giant Boost From the North Sea - BloombergNorway Oil Coffers About to Get Giant Boost From the North Sea  Bloomberg

Norway's Dilemma: How Does This Green Nation Wean Itself From its Oil-Based Economy - Karma ImpactNorway's Dilemma: How Does This Green Nation Wean Itself From its Oil-Based Economy  Karma Impact

Miss Norway selected | News, Sports, Jobs - Iron Mountain Daily NewsMiss Norway selected | News, Sports, Jobs  Iron Mountain Daily News

Norway's outgoing oil regulator is upbeat over the industry's future - WorldOilNorway's outgoing oil regulator is upbeat over the industry's future  WorldOil

A Green Battery Vision in Norway Is Under Attack - BloombergA Green Battery Vision in Norway Is Under Attack  Bloomberg

Norwegian krone and Swedish krona sink in nervous markets - Financial TimesNorwegian krone and Swedish krona sink in nervous markets  Financial Times

5 reasons we're taking the Norwegian government to court - Greenpeace International5 reasons we're taking the Norwegian government to court  Greenpeace International

Norway abandons national wind plan - reNEWSNorway abandons national wind plan  reNEWS

Norway's public backlash against onshore wind threatens sector growth - ReutersNorway's public backlash against onshore wind threatens sector growth  Reuters

Thousand Year Old Arrowhead Found In Hardanger - Life in NorwayThousand Year Old Arrowhead Found In Hardanger  Life in Norway

Emeralds rally past Norway | News, Sports, Jobs - Escanaba Daily PressEmeralds rally past Norway | News, Sports, Jobs  Escanaba Daily Press

Exxon Mobil to sell some of its Norway assets for $4.5 billion - CNBCExxon Mobil to sell some of its Norway assets for $4.5 billion  CNBC

New York Citys Jail-Reform Architect Looks to Norway for Ideas - The Wall Street JournalNew York Citys Jail-Reform Architect Looks to Norway for Ideas  The Wall Street Journal

Norways Outgoing Oil Regulator Is Upbeat Over Industrys Future - BloombergNorways Outgoing Oil Regulator Is Upbeat Over Industrys Future  Bloomberg

Fun Facts About Trondheim - Life in NorwayFun Facts About Trondheim  Life in Norway

Norway, Russia lift 2020 Barents Sea cod quota by 2% - Undercurrent NewsNorway, Russia lift 2020 Barents Sea cod quota by 2%  Undercurrent News

In Norway, Hip-Hop Duo Karpe Charts Local Path to Stardom - BillboardIn Norway, Hip-Hop Duo Karpe Charts Local Path to Stardom  Billboard

Prime Capital buys 160-MW shovel-ready wind project in Norway - Renewables NowPrime Capital buys 160-MW shovel-ready wind project in Norway  Renewables Now

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway smells a can of 'invisible silence' in Frankfurt - Daily MailCrown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway smells a can of 'invisible silence' in Frankfurt  Daily Mail

Mystery disease that has killed scores of dogs in Norway has now spread to Sweden - Daily MailMystery disease that has killed scores of dogs in Norway has now spread to Sweden  Daily Mail

Does Norway have a far-right problem? - Spectator.co.ukDoes Norway have a far-right problem?  Spectator.co.uk

From Norway to America in 1825 | News - The Westby TimesFrom Norway to America in 1825 | News  The Westby Times

Norway's largest 5G trial network - Telenor and - EricssonNorway's largest 5G trial network - Telenor and  Ericsson

Odegaard speaks ahead of Norway's clash with Spain - AS EnglishOdegaard speaks ahead of Norway's clash with Spain  AS English

Gabon to get $150 million from Norway to protect rainforests - Quartz AfricaGabon to get $150 million from Norway to protect rainforests  Quartz Africa

Norway facing challenge from rival salmon countries - Fish Farmer MagazineNorway facing challenge from rival salmon countries  Fish Farmer Magazine

Norway Tour Reflections - St. Olaf College NewsNorway Tour Reflections  St. Olaf College News

Norways Bod Named A European Capital Of Culture For 2024 - ForbesNorways Bod Named A European Capital Of Culture For 2024  Forbes

Telia Norway selects Ericsson as sole 5G RAN provider - EricssonTelia Norway selects Ericsson as sole 5G RAN provider  Ericsson

Norway vs. Spain - Football Match Report - October 12, 2019 - ESPNNorway vs. Spain - Football Match Report - October 12, 2019  ESPN

UK fisheries agreement signed with Norway - GOV.UKUK fisheries agreement signed with Norway  GOV.UK

Thunberg Nobel Prize Would've Been at Odds with Norway's Carbon Footprint - NewsweekThunberg Nobel Prize Would've Been at Odds with Norway's Carbon Footprint  Newsweek

Despite third quarter decline, Tesla's Model 3 stays on top in Norway - ReutersDespite third quarter decline, Tesla's Model 3 stays on top in Norway  Reuters

Norway's Gas Exports Plunge On Low Prices, Heavy Maintenance - OilPrice.comNorway's Gas Exports Plunge On Low Prices, Heavy Maintenance  OilPrice.com

Norway invests 10 million kroner to combat algal blooms - The Fish SiteNorway invests 10 million kroner to combat algal blooms  The Fish Site

Norway's cash for Catholics scandal - The TabletNorway's cash for Catholics scandal  The Tablet

Euro 2020 roundup: Italy qualify, while Spain are delayed by Norway - The GuardianEuro 2020 roundup: Italy qualify, while Spain are delayed by Norway  The Guardian

Five Questions: Lovelands Sons of Norway bring Norwegian culture to Northern Colorado - Loveland Reporter-HeraldFive Questions: Lovelands Sons of Norway bring Norwegian culture to Northern Colorado  Loveland Reporter-Herald

Norway's F-35 fleet deemed bad for environment: reports - AMN Al-Masdar NewsNorway's F-35 fleet deemed bad for environment: reports  AMN Al-Masdar News

Moreno: What Spain did in Norway wasn't enough for me - MARCA.comMoreno: What Spain did in Norway wasn't enough for me  MARCA.com

Over 30000 children to watch Romania-Norway football match, an all-time record - Romania-Insider.comOver 30000 children to watch Romania-Norway football match, an all-time record  Romania-Insider.com

FALSE: Marriage between humans and animals now legal in Norway - RapplerFALSE: Marriage between humans and animals now legal in Norway  Rappler

Armed forces kicks off readiness exercise in Northern Norway - The Independent Barents ObserverArmed forces kicks off readiness exercise in Northern Norway  The Independent Barents Observer

Gas pumps are disappearing in Norway as electric cars are taking over - ElectrekGas pumps are disappearing in Norway as electric cars are taking over  Electrek

Norway 1-1 Spain: Sergio Ramos becomes Spain's record appearance maker in Norway draw - BBC NewsNorway 1-1 Spain: Sergio Ramos becomes Spain's record appearance maker in Norway draw  BBC News

NATO to the Rescue? Here's What Would Happen If Russia Invaded Norway - Yahoo NewsNATO to the Rescue? Here's What Would Happen If Russia Invaded Norway  Yahoo News

Barbara 'Bobbie' Huff Fanning -- Norway | Obituaries - The Times and DemocratBarbara 'Bobbie' Huff Fanning -- Norway | Obituaries  The Times and Democrat

Oslo: A design lovers guide to Norways capital - Architectural Digest IndiaOslo: A design lovers guide to Norways capital  Architectural Digest India

Record Number Of Tourists Flock To Norways Iconic Pulpit Rock - ForbesRecord Number Of Tourists Flock To Norways Iconic Pulpit Rock  Forbes

Spain visit the home of Asbjorn Halvorsen, the man behind Norway's greatest ever football achievement - MARCA.comSpain visit the home of Asbjorn Halvorsen, the man behind Norway's greatest ever football achievement  MARCA.com

Could Norways mental health focus reduce incarceration in Michigan? - The Detroit NewsCould Norways mental health focus reduce incarceration in Michigan?  The Detroit News

A man who traveled from Norway to Florida to surprise his father-in-law was accidentally shot dead by him instead - CNNA man who traveled from Norway to Florida to surprise his father-in-law was accidentally shot dead by him instead  CNN

Norway Goal King Leke James Wants Super Eagles Call Up - Latest Sports News In Nigeria - BrilaNorway Goal King Leke James Wants Super Eagles Call Up - Latest Sports News In Nigeria  Brila

Royal Navy WWII hero of Narvik dies just days after receiving Norway honour - Plymouth LiveRoyal Navy WWII hero of Narvik dies just days after receiving Norway honour  Plymouth Live

Editorial: Look to Norway for true prison reforms - The Detroit NewsEditorial: Look to Norway for true prison reforms  The Detroit News

Gutted Russian trawler Bukhta Nayezdnik overturns in Norway - BBC NewsGutted Russian trawler Bukhta Nayezdnik overturns in Norway  BBC News

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Norway vs Spain tactical analysis - Football Bloody HellUEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Norway vs Spain tactical analysis  Football Bloody Hell

Developer Jobs in Norway - Life in NorwayDeveloper Jobs in Norway  Life in Norway

Seeking Flying Giants in Norway's Fjords - The New York TimesSeeking Flying Giants in Norway's Fjords  The New York Times

Equinor to build wind farm to power oil platforms offshore Norway - WorldOilEquinor to build wind farm to power oil platforms offshore Norway  WorldOil

Protests Threaten Norway's Onshore Wind Power Growth - OilPrice.comProtests Threaten Norway's Onshore Wind Power Growth  OilPrice.com