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Norway Introduction

Norway is a long, narrow country on the northwestern edge of the European continent. The northern third of Norway lies above the Arctic Circle and is called the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Because this region is so far north, it has long periods every summer when the sun shines 24 hours a day. Oslo, Norway's capital and largest city, is in the southern part of the country.

A Short Background

Despite its neutrality, Norway was not able to avoid occupation by Germany in World War II. 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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Topography of Norway - Read more about the geography and topography of Norway

History of Norway - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Norway

Life & People of Norway - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Norway

Local Cuisine of Norway - Find out delicious local cuisines of Norway

Holidays in Norway - Check out a list of the local holidays in Norway

Festivals in Norway - Learn about the festivals in Norway

Embassies of Norway - Provides an Embassy database for Norway

Administration facts of Norway - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Norway

Newstands in Norway - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Norway

Attractions in Norway - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Norway

Maps of Norway - Discover a detailed map of Norway

Map Database of Norway - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Norway

Flags of Norway - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Norway. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Norway - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Norway

Shopping in Norway - Find out the best places for shopping in Norway

Restaurants in Norway - Browse a list of eat-outs in Norway

Geography of Norway - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Norway

People of Norway - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Norway

Government and Politics in Norway - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Norway.

Economy of Norway - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Norway

Communications in Norway - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Norway

Transportation in Norway - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Norway

Military of Norway - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Norway

Transnational Issues of Norway - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Norway


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