Norway Country Profile
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The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. The mainland region consists of the northern and western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, mainland Norway, the distant island of Jan Mayen and Svalbard. The Sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island of the Kingdom of Norway the most remote island in the world after Tristan da Cunha.
By 2020 the country recorded a population of 5.368 million and covers an area of 385,203 km2.
The capital and largest city is Oslo. Close to it is a Holmenkollbakken hill for ski-jumping where the Fjord is viewed from.
Other cities include Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Kristiansand.
The beautiful Norwegian Fjords
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.
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