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Norway, known officially as the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Area: 323,802 sq. kilometres
Population: Nearly 5.3 million people
Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
Official language: Norwegian
- Norway is a part of the United Nations, NATO, the European Economic Area, the WTO, and is a part of the Schengen Area.
- Norway continually ranks highly in the World Happiness Report, among many other indexes that rank quality of life, integrity, and freedom.
History Of Norway:
- Humans are believed to have inhabited Norway as early as 11,000 BCE, with the oldest stone tools found dating back to 9,500 BCE.
- Norway existed during the Bronze, Iron, and Viking ages.
- Hunter-fishers were replaced by farmers during the Bronze Age.
- The Viking Age is marked by the Norse people looting parts of England in 793, and was characterized by Viking seamen.
- Norse traditions were replaced by Christian ones beginning in the 10th and 11th centuries.
- Feudalism, although popular in Europe during the 900s, didn’t develop in Norway.
- During the First World War, Norway was a neutral country, although they blockaded againstGermany (as a result of pressure from Great Britain).
- Although Norway was neutral in World War Two, Germany invaded them anyway in 1940.
- Norway was run by the Labour Party after World War Two, up until 1962, with an absolute majority.
- Norway benefitted from the Marshall Plan, which was financial aid given to them by the United States to help recover from the war.
- Norway was a founding member of NATO in 1949, and of the EFTA in 1960.
- In 2011, Norway dealt with two terrorist attacks, which resulted in 77 deaths, and over 300 people wounded.
Geography & Climate Of Norway:
- Norway is found in the western part of Scandinavia. It is known for its rocky coastline and several thousand islands.
- Norway has over 100,000 km of coastline, and shares a border with Sweden, Finland, and Russia.
- On its border with Sweden, you can find the Scandinavian mountains.
- The land in Norway is made up of mostly hard granite, slate, limestone, and sandstone.
- Norway is home to several glaciers, and the country experiences four separate seasons.
- A large number of habitats can be found in Norway; more than any other European country.
- From May to July, Norway can experience up to 20 hours of sunlight per day.
- In the winter months, from November to January, daylight hours are extremely short.
- A large variety of animals can be found in Norway, including the brown bear, Arctic fox, grey wolf, polar bear, the sperm whale, and the elk. Some animals that are considered endangered in parts of Europe are not considered endangered in Norway.
- Norway is known for having a breathtaking landscape, scattered with fresh water lakes and fjords.
- You can see the Aurora borealis (the Northern lights) in Norway.Norway is also home to the Midnight sun.
Culture, Economy, and Education of Norway:
- Norway’s standard of living is among the highest in the world.
- The country has a mixed economy, and healthcare is free.
- The wage difference between the highest and lowest earners in Norway is small.
- Norway has large amounts of petroleum, hydroelectric power, and aluminum production, which contribute to the country’s economy.
- Norway has several natural resources, including fish, forests, hydropower, natural gas, and many minerals, and they are the first country who banned deforestation.
- Most Norwegians are members of the Church of Norway, but only about 2% of citizens attend church weekly.
- Public education is virtually free in Norway.
- Norway is considered to be a very progressive country with a flare for art, literature, architecture, and a traditional farm culture.
- Norwegian cinema, music, and art are world-renowned, and many touch on themes of romanticism.
- Norwegian black metal has been popular in Norway since the 1990s, as well as traditional folk music.
- Several internationally recognized scientists, researchers, and mathematicians have come from Norway.
- Architecture is very wood-dominant, as there is a tradition of using wood to construct homes and buildings from the material.
- Norwegian art is famous for depicting gorgeous landscapes.
- The cuisine in Norway focuses on seafood, cheese, dairy, and bread.
- Popular sports and activities in Norway include football, skiing, chess, and ice hockey.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Norway Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Norway also known officially as the Kingdom of Norway, which is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Norway Facts.
- Education in Norway.
- Norway Wordsearch.
- Norway Acrostic.
- Cuisine of Norway.
- Contributions to Academics.
- Design a Postcard.
- World Rankings.
- Norway Crossword.
- Opinion Paragraph.
- Sketching the Architecture.
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