It was formed in 900. It was reliant on Denmark between 1536 and 1814 before uniting with Sweden until 1905 when it gained independence.
The culture of the country is based on its history and geography.
The main crops include barley, oats, berries and potatoes.
The popular dishes are whale steak, tutefisk, kumla, lefse, picked herring, krumkake and farikal.
The main wildlife animals include reindeer, moose, Eurasian lynx, birds and whales in the Ocean.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The main celebrated events include Norway National Day on 17th May, Oya Festival, The Peer Gynt Festival, Ice Music Festival and Gladmat Festival.
Things to see
Oslo city has several museums to visit such as the Norwegian Maritime Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Fram Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Norwegian Maritime Museum.
Other must-visit places are the Geiranger Fjord, Lofoten, the Tromso, Bergen, the Stravanger and the Trondheim.
It has the longest road tunnel called the Laerdal tunnel.
The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held in Oslo Norway.
The two official languages are Norwegian and Sami.
Majority of the population adhere to Lutheran Christianity.
It is bordered on the northeast by Finland, Sweden and Russia, on the south by Skagerrak and Denmark on the south. It has a long coastline along the North Atlantic Sea and the Barents Sea.