History of Norway • In the 9th century Vikings inhabited Norway. • It was separated into several kingdoms. • It took the longest to unite. • Converted into Christianity in the 11th century. • 1349 – 1350 Black Death• United with Sweden and Denmark in the 14th century.
History Continued • Swedish king gave up the throne on October 26, 1905. • Voted for monarchy • Women were given the vote in local elections in 1907 and in national elections in 1913.• Second World War Norway remained neutral even though it was captured by the Germans and was occupied.
Geographical Location •324,220 sq km – total area •62 00 N, 10 00 E•Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden •lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m • highest point: Galdhopiggen 2,469 m
Facts about the Country •Largest city and capital is Oslo • In the arctic circle • One of the most expensive countries in the world •4.86 million people in 2010 • Slightly larger than New Mexico • Protestant Christianity
Facts Continued •Full name is Kingdom of Norway•Terrain is glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north •Constitution Day, May 17 •Currency is the Kroner •3.2 unemployment rate
The North Cape •A 1,000 foot high cliff •The northernmost point of Europe •Bird safaris •No sunset •Deep sea rafting
Geirangerfjordn•Waterfalls hitting the fjord on both sides • Seven Sisters (7 Falls) • The Bridal •The Suitor•hiking, fishing, renting boats, and kayaks
Holmenkollen Ski Jump •Cross-Country Skiing •Dog Sledding •Holmenkollen Ski Festival.•The yearly jump competition (called the "Holmenkolldagen”) is said to be like a second National Day in Norway
Kjosfossen Waterfall •Foot stop on the Flåm Railway •Only accessible by train •White, blue, and green waterfall •Sometimes its frozen and snow filled
Vøringsfossen •Vøringsfossen waterfall is Norways most famous • has a fall of 182 meters •145 meter direct drop•597-foot-high Vøringsfossen in the Hardanger region •Picnic, fish, and hike
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