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About Norway
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A sovereign nation on the Scandinavian
peninsular in Northern Europe.
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Scandinavia?
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Denmark, Norway and Sweden
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Shares land borders with Sweden,
Finland and Russia.
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It is world's northernmost countries.
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Oslo is the capital city of Norway as well as its most populated city.
Geography and Climate
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known as a naturally beautiful country
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It's a rugged land of
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plateaus,
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deep valleys,
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few remaining ice age glaciers,
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rivers,
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Islands,
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fjords.
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From late May to late July, country experiences up to 20 hours of daylight per day.
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Conversely, from late November to late January, daylight hours are very short in the rest of the country.
Area and population
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The total land area is 365,268 sq Km.
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The current population
of Norway is 5,372,516
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80.5 % of the population is urban
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The median age in Norway is 39.3
years.
History
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Early Stage
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People arrived after 7,000 BC at the end of the
last ice age.
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Viking age
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Vikings from Norway raided Scotland, England, Ireland and France.
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Norway was divided into several kingdoms.
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Harald Fairhair gained control he called himself
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Norway was converted to Christianity in the 11th
century.
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Harald Hardrada's death in 1066 ended Viking age.
History
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In the middle ages
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Suffered civil wars
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Peace returned to Norway under Haakon IV(1217).
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1349-1350 the black death struck Norway.
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14th century Norway was joined to both Denmark and Sweden.
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Negotiations were held but they broke down early in 1905
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Remained neutral in World war I and II.
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After 1950 gained prosperity and in 1970 found vast oil reserves which changed its fortunes.
Norwegian Independence(20th century)
Culture of Norway
Egalitarianism:
“believing in or based on the principle
that all people are equal and deserve
equal rights and opportunities”
• No class system & Equality of women
• Law of Jante
Core Values
Norwegians are humble
Even when they know they are the best
Equality
Simplicity
Respect
Honesty
Freedom
Sincerity
Religion
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No Official Religion
Christianity - 71.5%
Unaffiliated - 16.8%
Islam - 2.9%
Others
Constitution
Day
• 17th of May
• Children's Day
Bunad – National Dress
Dressing
Style
• Casual
• Informal style
• No dress code
Life Style
• Simplicity
• Peaceful
• Leisure
World Happiest Country
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ECONOMY
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Mixed Economy
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High Standard of living
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Main industries
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Natural Resources
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High GDP
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Richest country
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ECONOMY
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Export goods
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Main Export Partners
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Imports
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Import goods
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Main Import Partners
Education System in Norway
• Best education system in Europe
• All public education in Norway is
FREE!
• Classes are taught in Norwegian
language
Education System in Norway is made up of:
• Primary School
• Lower Secondary School
• Upper Secondary School
FACTS
• Education System was reformed in 1997
• Municipalities are responsible for running and
administration
• The school year consist of two semesters
Primary School
• It covers 1st to 7th grade
• Basic subjects are taught
• No official grading
Lower Secondary School
• It covers 8th to 10th grade
• Students choose an elective subject
• Official grading
Upper Secondary School
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Covers 3 years of optional schooling
Students have choice to study subjects
of their interest
Free laptops for IT students
Private Education
• Private education is illegal in Norway
since 2005
Norwegian Language
Family
The Norwegian language is a
Scandinavian language, and a part of the
North Germanic family of languages.
Stats
20 million native speakers of the North
Germanic languages. 5 million
Norwegian speakers.
History
By the beginning of Viking era, ProtoNorse evolved into different dialects.
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SPORTS
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Sporting Country
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Most Popular Sport is football
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Child and Youth Sports
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Norway at the Olympics
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Summer Olympics
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Winter Olympics
Hosted Games
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TRIVIA
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Most Successful nation in winter Olympics
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Midnight Sun and Polar Lights
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450000 lakes
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Rich
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Expensive country to visit
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Number 1 in HDI
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Free University education
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Nobel peace prize in Oslo
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Income and wealth on public record
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