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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Oil Engineer Helps Norway Double Respirator Capacity Amid Crisis - BloombergOil Engineer Helps Norway Double Respirator Capacity Amid Crisis  Bloomberg

Norway's Oil Minister: No plans for Norway to cut oil output - FXStreetNorway's Oil Minister: No plans for Norway to cut oil output  FXStreet

Norway's hazmat booksellers: keeping Oslo reading during coronavirus - video - The GuardianNorway's hazmat booksellers: keeping Oslo reading during coronavirus - video  The Guardian

Norway central bank further raises its purchase of crowns - NasdaqNorway central bank further raises its purchase of crowns  Nasdaq

Norway's future output 'at risk' from downmanning - Upstream OnlineNorway's future output 'at risk' from downmanning  Upstream Online

Giant Oil-Field Boost Is Bad for Market, Good for Norway - BloombergGiant Oil-Field Boost Is Bad for Market, Good for Norway  Bloomberg

Norway to Admit Non-resident Europeans Working in Oil, Agriculture, Easing Some Coronavirus Curbs - VOA NewsNorway to Admit Non-resident Europeans Working in Oil, Agriculture, Easing Some Coronavirus Curbs  VOA News

Norway Central Bank to Auction $5 Billion to Banks on April 2 - The New York TimesNorway Central Bank to Auction $5 Billion to Banks on April 2  The New York Times

Norway's new Nike away kit for 2020 is an absolute beauty - GIVEMESPORTNorway's new Nike away kit for 2020 is an absolute beauty  GIVEMESPORT

World's biggest sovereign wealth fund dragged closer to forced asset sales - The Straits TimesWorld's biggest sovereign wealth fund dragged closer to forced asset sales  The Straits Times

Norway's government strikes crisis deal with opposition - The Local NorwayNorway's government strikes crisis deal with opposition  The Local Norway

Heavy snowfall, strong wind and coronavirus isolate northernmost Norway - The Independent Barents ObserverHeavy snowfall, strong wind and coronavirus isolate northernmost Norway  The Independent Barents Observer

Hospitals in Norway report signs that coronavirus lockdown is working - The Local NorwayHospitals in Norway report signs that coronavirus lockdown is working  The Local Norway

Norway Extends Emergency Border Closure To Foreigners Thru Easter - ForbesNorway Extends Emergency Border Closure To Foreigners Thru Easter  Forbes

How Norways Travel Industry Is Coping Amid Coronavirus Lockdown - ForbesHow Norways Travel Industry Is Coping Amid Coronavirus Lockdown  Forbes

Norway to Admit Non-Resident Europeans Working in Oil Industry - Offshore EngineerNorway to Admit Non-Resident Europeans Working in Oil Industry  Offshore Engineer

Man in Norway fined 40,000 kroner for breaking quarantine three times - The Local NorwayMan in Norway fined 40,000 kroner for breaking quarantine three times  The Local Norway

Letter: Sons of Norway cancels events - Albert Lea Tribune - Albert Lea TribuneLetter: Sons of Norway cancels events - Albert Lea Tribune  Albert Lea Tribune

UPDATE 3-Norway proposes new oil exploration blocks, but none in Barents Sea - ReutersUPDATE 3-Norway proposes new oil exploration blocks, but none in Barents Sea  Reuters

Norway Extends Internal Border Controls for Another 20 Days - SchengenVisaInfo.comNorway Extends Internal Border Controls for Another 20 Days  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Norway and Sweden: Battling Coronavirus in Two Different Worlds - Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)Norway and Sweden: Battling Coronavirus in Two Different Worlds  Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Coronavirus hospitalisations in Norway may head in right direction -PM - ReutersCoronavirus hospitalisations in Norway may head in right direction -PM  Reuters

37: Moving from Portugal to Norway - Life in Norway37: Moving from Portugal to Norway  Life in Norway

WHO virus study starts in Norway - Views and News from NorwayWHO virus study starts in Norway  Views and News from Norway

Norway Have Already Won Best Kit Of 2020 With Leaked Away Shirt - SPORTbibleNorway Have Already Won Best Kit Of 2020 With Leaked Away Shirt  SPORTbible

Norwegian Tests Positive for COVID-19 Then Goes To Party - Life in NorwayNorwegian Tests Positive for COVID-19 Then Goes To Party  Life in Norway

Why is Norway so accepting of losing civil liberties? - The Spectator USAWhy is Norway so accepting of losing civil liberties?  The Spectator USA

OptiGroup Completes the Acquisition of Skovly-Gruppen AS in Norway - Yahoo FinanceOptiGroup Completes the Acquisition of Skovly-Gruppen AS in Norway  Yahoo Finance

Norway to spend $2bn a month on costs of firms hit by lockdown - The Local NorwayNorway to spend $2bn a month on costs of firms hit by lockdown  The Local Norway

Norway to Boost Government Bond Issues to Pay for Coronavirus Lending - The New York TimesNorway to Boost Government Bond Issues to Pay for Coronavirus Lending  The New York Times

Yamal LNG is on its way back to Norway - The Independent Barents ObserverYamal LNG is on its way back to Norway  The Independent Barents Observer

Norway health agency wanted to reopen schools: report - The Local NorwayNorway health agency wanted to reopen schools: report  The Local Norway

Norway to include 36 new blocks for 2020 licensing round - Oilfield TechnologyNorway to include 36 new blocks for 2020 licensing round  Oilfield Technology

Norway Bans Cabin Trips To Prevent Rural Health Service Overwhelm - ForbesNorway Bans Cabin Trips To Prevent Rural Health Service Overwhelm  Forbes

Norway begins first experimental treatment of patients infected with Covid-19 - EuronewsNorway begins first experimental treatment of patients infected with Covid-19  Euronews

Jo Nesb: Norway's Most Famous Author - Life in NorwayJo Nesb: Norway's Most Famous Author  Life in Norway

Decision on 1.3bn power link between UK and Norway delayed - New Civil EngineerDecision on 1.3bn power link between UK and Norway delayed  New Civil Engineer

Norway's sovereign fund loses US$124 billion as markets crash - CNANorway's sovereign fund loses US$124 billion as markets crash  CNA

Norways Prime Minister Defends Measures to Combat Coronavirus - BloombergNorways Prime Minister Defends Measures to Combat Coronavirus  Bloomberg

In Norway, kids are still making good money cutting cod tongues - CNNIn Norway, kids are still making good money cutting cod tongues  CNN

First patients in WHO's coronavirus treatment trial to enroll in Norway and Spain - CNN PhilippinesFirst patients in WHO's coronavirus treatment trial to enroll in Norway and Spain  CNN Philippines

Quarantined King of Norway Addresses Nation - Life in NorwayQuarantined King of Norway Addresses Nation  Life in Norway

Norway Closes All Airports To Foreigners As Coronavirus Cases Mount - ForbesNorway Closes All Airports To Foreigners As Coronavirus Cases Mount  Forbes

Norway extradites jihadist preacher Mullah Krekar to Italy - BBC NewsNorway extradites jihadist preacher Mullah Krekar to Italy  BBC News

Norway to perform random coronavirus tests - WKRN News 2Norway to perform random coronavirus tests  WKRN News 2

Norway Says No To International Travelers As Emergency Coronavirus Measures Start - ForbesNorway Says No To International Travelers As Emergency Coronavirus Measures Start  Forbes

Norway health agency to launch coronavirus tracking app - The Local NorwayNorway health agency to launch coronavirus tracking app  The Local Norway

40th Anniversary of Norway's Worst Offshore Disaster - Offshore Engineer40th Anniversary of Norway's Worst Offshore Disaster  Offshore Engineer

Novatek and Tschudi Group Return to Norway's Honningsvg to Transfer LNG - High North NewsNovatek and Tschudi Group Return to Norway's Honningsvg to Transfer LNG  High North News

Norways Government Rescues Norwegian With $543 Million Loan GuaranteeBut Is It Enough? - ForbesNorways Government Rescues Norwegian With $543 Million Loan GuaranteeBut Is It Enough?  Forbes

Virus 'out of control' as Norway digs in - Views and News from NorwayVirus 'out of control' as Norway digs in  Views and News from Norway

Norway considers action to break extraordinary krone slide - Financial TimesNorway considers action to break extraordinary krone slide  Financial Times

Norway's PM Erna Solberg tells children it's OK to feel scared about coronavirus - World Economic ForumNorway's PM Erna Solberg tells children it's OK to feel scared about coronavirus  World Economic Forum

After 350% Jobless Jump, Norway Unemployment Is Worst Since WWII - BloombergAfter 350% Jobless Jump, Norway Unemployment Is Worst Since WWII  Bloomberg

36: Coronavirus Podcast: COVID-19 in Norway - Life in Norway36: Coronavirus Podcast: COVID-19 in Norway  Life in Norway

17 May: Coronavirus Threatens Norway's National Day Celebrations - Life in Norway17 May: Coronavirus Threatens Norway's National Day Celebrations  Life in Norway

Norway can be divided in two over a longer time: An additional reason to stay where you are - The KXAN 36 NewsNorway can be divided in two over a longer time: An additional reason to stay where you are  The KXAN 36 News

Norway's whaling is barbaric and must be stopped, Lord Ashcroft demands - The TimesNorway's whaling is barbaric and must be stopped, Lord Ashcroft demands  The Times

The entire country of Norway is 'shutting down' - The WeekThe entire country of Norway is 'shutting down'  The Week

Oslo: Whats New In Norways Capital In 2020 - ForbesOslo: Whats New In Norways Capital In 2020  Forbes

Norway Hands Out $2,000 Fines Or Jail For Ignoring Coronavirus Quarantine - ForbesNorway Hands Out $2,000 Fines Or Jail For Ignoring Coronavirus Quarantine  Forbes

Norway puts subsea renewables link to Scotland on hold - Insider.co.ukNorway puts subsea renewables link to Scotland on hold  Insider.co.uk

Norway equipped to tackle Corona crisis - Views and News from NorwayNorway equipped to tackle Corona crisis  Views and News from Norway

Norway track projects late May start | News, Sports, Jobs - Marquette Mining JournalNorway track projects late May start | News, Sports, Jobs  Marquette Mining Journal

Several NGO's asks Norway to divest Chinese tech companies after violation of human rights - ScandAsia.comSeveral NGO's asks Norway to divest Chinese tech companies after violation of human rights  ScandAsia.com

Norway Falls In 2020 Happiness Rankings - Life in NorwayNorway Falls In 2020 Happiness Rankings  Life in Norway

Russias Yamal LNG resumes loading operations in Norway - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideRussias Yamal LNG resumes loading operations in Norway  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Norway: the region with amazing art and incredible views but no tourists - Telegraph.co.ukNorway: the region with amazing art and incredible views but no tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

Norway's industry to lobby government for financial support - Upstream OnlineNorway's industry to lobby government for financial support  Upstream Online

Coronavirus in Norway: Is it safe to travel to Norway? Is Norway on lockdown? - ExpressCoronavirus in Norway: Is it safe to travel to Norway? Is Norway on lockdown?  Express

Players in Norway temporarily laid off as coronavirus bites - The Star OnlinePlayers in Norway temporarily laid off as coronavirus bites  The Star Online

WHO officials enroll first patients from Norway and Spain in 'historic' coronavirus drug trial - CNBCWHO officials enroll first patients from Norway and Spain in 'historic' coronavirus drug trial  CNBC

Norway to decide on extending coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday: minister - The Local NorwayNorway to decide on extending coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday: minister  The Local Norway

Norways 128% Unemployment Jump Shows Devastating Power of Virus - BloombergNorways 128% Unemployment Jump Shows Devastating Power of Virus  Bloomberg

Norway Holds Talks With Norwegian Air After Call for Help, Share Price Rises 29% - The New York TimesNorway Holds Talks With Norwegian Air After Call for Help, Share Price Rises 29%  The New York Times

Coronavirus: Norway Urges Online Self-Reporting of Mild Symptoms - Life in NorwayCoronavirus: Norway Urges Online Self-Reporting of Mild Symptoms  Life in Norway

You've lost your job in Norway due to coronavirus. Now what? - The Local NorwayYou've lost your job in Norway due to coronavirus. Now what?  The Local Norway

Norway University Calls On Students to Return Home From Countries With 'Poorly Developed Health Systems'Such as the US - Common DreamsNorway University Calls On Students to Return Home From Countries With 'Poorly Developed Health Systems'Such as the US  Common Dreams

Leaked email says Tesla temporarily laying off some Norway workers - Business Insider UKLeaked email says Tesla temporarily laying off some Norway workers  Business Insider UK

Norway Parliament Grants Government Limited Emergency Powers - BloombergNorway Parliament Grants Government Limited Emergency Powers  Bloomberg

What happened to all the snow in Norway? - The Star OnlineWhat happened to all the snow in Norway?  The Star Online

Poland blocks hand sanitiser shipments destined for Norway - The Local NorwayPoland blocks hand sanitiser shipments destined for Norway  The Local Norway

Krekar to be sent out of Norway - Views and News from NorwayKrekar to be sent out of Norway  Views and News from Norway

How is Norway's school and kindergarten shutdown going? - The Local NorwayHow is Norway's school and kindergarten shutdown going?  The Local Norway

Norway now has highest unemployment rate since WWII: agency - The Local NorwayNorway now has highest unemployment rate since WWII: agency  The Local Norway

Norway May Need to Pull Record $13 Billion From Wealth Fund - BloombergNorway May Need to Pull Record $13 Billion From Wealth Fund  Bloomberg

Comparing Coronavirus Response in Norway & the UK - Life in NorwayComparing Coronavirus Response in Norway & the UK  Life in Norway

Norway Totally Unprepared for Coronavirus, Now Crying for Help & Neglecting its Population - CCN.comNorway Totally Unprepared for Coronavirus, Now Crying for Help & Neglecting its Population  CCN.com

Norway's central bank announces surprise rate cut to combat virus fallout - CNBCNorway's central bank announces surprise rate cut to combat virus fallout  CNBC

Norway advises against all foreign travel amid virus outbreak - The Star OnlineNorway advises against all foreign travel amid virus outbreak  The Star Online

Norway cancels Cold Response due to coronavirus outbreak - The Independent Barents ObserverNorway cancels Cold Response due to coronavirus outbreak  The Independent Barents Observer

Oil Crash Upends Norway Bets as Traders Brace for Rate Cuts - BloombergOil Crash Upends Norway Bets as Traders Brace for Rate Cuts  Bloomberg

5G switch in Norway - Ericsson5G switch in Norway  Ericsson

Norway to hit those breaking quarantine with $2,000 fines - The Local NorwayNorway to hit those breaking quarantine with $2,000 fines  The Local Norway

Avinor Closes Nine Airports in Norway - Life in NorwayAvinor Closes Nine Airports in Norway  Life in Norway

UiO Student Experience During Coronavirus Shutdown in Norway - Life in NorwayUiO Student Experience During Coronavirus Shutdown in Norway  Life in Norway

UPDATE: Norway bans big events as coronavirus hits 'new phase' - The Local NorwayUPDATE: Norway bans big events as coronavirus hits 'new phase'  The Local Norway

Explained: Home Quarantine & Home Isolation in Norway - Life in NorwayExplained: Home Quarantine & Home Isolation in Norway  Life in Norway

Latest Corona-related news in brief: - Views and News from NorwayLatest Corona-related news in brief:  Views and News from Norway

Norway says UN setting up coronavirus prevention, treatment fund | TheHill - The HillNorway says UN setting up coronavirus prevention, treatment fund | TheHill  The Hill