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Norway is a sparsely populated country in Northern Europe with the capital Oslo. It is 1,752 km long from north to south and only 6.3 km at its narrowest point and 430 km at its widest point. The Skanden Mountains, which are up to 2,472 m high, run through the whole country. It has many glaciers. Fjords shape the coast. There are many islands off the coast. The climate is rainy and mild under the influence of the Gulf Stream. In addition to the Norwegians, Sami and Finns live in the country as minorities.

Norway is a parliamentary monarchy. The king or queen have predominantly representative tasks. By producing oil and natural gas off the coast, the country has grown from a poor agricultural country to one of the richest countries in the world. A large part of the profits from the oil industry is invested as a reserve in the Norwegian State Fund. This should guarantee the economic security of the citizens when one can no longer produce oil. Norway is concerned about its independence and is therefore not a member of the European Union. Even so, it is closely linked to her through commercial contracts. According to COUNTRYAAH, Norway is a nation in Northern Europe, the capital city of which is Oslo. The latest population of Norway is 5,421,252. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Norway, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
History
Predatory Norwegian warbands, also known as Vikings, conquered parts of central and northern England, Scotland, Ireland and finally Iceland and Greenland from the 8th century to the 11th century. In the 9th century Harald I. Fairhair (* around 850, † around 933) succeeded in establishing the first Norwegian kingdom.

1319–63 Norway and Sweden had a common king. From 1380 Norway belonged to Denmark. The Danish Queen Margaret I (* 1353, † 1412) united the three Nordic kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the Kalmar Union in 1397. Norway remained united with Sweden until 1523, with Denmark until 1814. In 1536 Norway became Protestant. In the Peace of Kiel of 1814, Norway fell to Sweden, but received a special constitution. Despite strong tensions, the union between Norway and Sweden lasted until 1905. It was then dissolved by a resolution of the Norwegian Parliament and a referendum. The Danish Prince Karl was elected King of Norway in 1905 as Håkon VII (* 1872, † September 21, 1957).

Norway remained neutral during the First World War. During the Second World War it was occupied by Germany from 1940–45. Economically, the country developed into an industrial and welfare state thanks to the oil and gas discoveries in the North Sea. Norway joined NATO in 1949. The population repeatedly refused to join the EU. King has been Harald V (* 1937) since 1991 .

In 2011, 77 people were killed in terrorist attacks on a youth camp run by the ruling Workers’ Party and on Oslo’s government district. The perpetrator was Anders Behring Breivik (* 1979), who inter alia. Cited hatred of Islam as the motive for the terrorist acts.

Working and Living in Norway

Immigration, permanent residence, residence permit If you are staying in the country for more than three months, you will need to register with the police. After 5 years of uninterrupted residence, you have the right to permanent residence. Even if you are not obliged to apply, a permanent residence permit can have advantages, such as… Read More »

Norway Culture and World Heritages

An independent Norwegian culture becomes tangible in the Viking Age, when Harald I Fairhair founded the kingdom. The fact that the Vikings were not only bloodthirsty seafarers but also skilled carpenters is proven by their temples, royal halls and the famous Oseberg ship. Their descendants made use of their sacred art skills in building wooden… Read More »

Alta Rock Carvings (World Heritage)

Alta is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Norway. About 6000 years ago, the people of the Altafjord began to carve pictures into stones, mostly reindeer, elk, but also birds, boats and people. The pictures give an insight into the life of the Neolithic. Check thenailmythology to see Norway Landmarks. Alta Rock Art: Facts… Read More »

Røros Mining Town (World Heritage)

Røros is the best preserved mining town in Norway. The city center has numerous old wooden houses, narrow streets and villas, which are dominated by the mighty church tower. Copper mining began in the 17th century and ended in 1973. The world heritage was expanded in 2010 to include the agricultural and industrial landscape. Check thedresswizard… Read More »

Bryggen (World Heritage)

The city of Bergen, located on the Byfjord, was founded in 1070 and is one of the most important trading cities in Norway after Oslo. German Hanseatic merchants operated trading offices in the city until the 16th century. A large part of these wooden merchant houses have been preserved to this day and give an… Read More »

Urnes Stave Church (World Heritage)

The stave churches were built in the early days of Christianization in Scandinavia, mostly between the 12th and 13th centuries. Urnes Stave Church is the oldest surviving church of its kind and is an outstanding example of Scandinavian church architecture. It combines the traditions of the Celts and Vikings with Romanesque stylistic devices in terms… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Norway

IELTS Testing Centres in Norway In total, there are 6 test locations in Norway that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

GRE Test Centers in Norway

GRE Testing Locations Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Norway, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Norway offer both GRE… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Norway

According to the College Board, there are 4 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Norway. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Norway

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centres in Norway, located in Oslo. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. Glasspaper Learning AS Brynsveien 12 Postboks 36 Bryn N-0611 Oslo Norway Phone: +47 23 24 69 00 Test Center Information Glasspaper har kontorer og kurslokaler i Brynsveien… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Norway

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »