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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Alesund Municipality
Bergen City
Bouvet Island Island
Fjaerland Place
Geiranger Fjord Fjord
Hardangerfjord Fjord
Hjorundfjorden Fjord
Jan Mayen Island
Kjosfossen Waterfall
Lillehammer Place
Lofoten Islands-Cod Spawning Marine Environ
Moskstraumen Whirlpool
Naeroyfjord Fjord
Norangsfjorden Fjord
North Cape (Norway)
Oslo City
Oye Village
Preikestolen Cliff
Rock Art of Alta
Roros Mining Town and the Circumference
Rost Coral Reef Reef
Saltstraumen Maelstrom
Sletten Place
Sognefjord Fjord
Stavanger City
Struve Geodetic Arc
Svalbard Archipelago
Trondheim Place
Urnes Stave Church
Vegaoyan - The Vega Archipelago Archipelago

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1900/00/00 Pandalus borealis have been widely fished since the early the 1900s in Norway, and later in other countries following Johan Hjort's discoveries of how to find them. Arctic Prawn

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Lofoten Archipelago Archipelago

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Location

Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Norway:
Locale Type Nation

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Demonym: Norwegian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 5


History »

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. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness. - The World Factbook


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