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  • 1. Norway and Sweden Created by Mr. Raponi
  • 2. 5 Nations The Northern part of Europe, also known as ______________________ or the Nordic countries is made up of five nations.     ______________ Sweden ______________ Iceland ______________ The countries have a democracy and one of the highest standards of living 
  • 3. Norway Norway’s far northern location results in a mostly cold climate. About 1/3 of Norway lies north of the ____________________ and is known as the Land of the _____________________ as the sun never sets in the midsummer months and in the midwinter months, it never rises.
  • 4. Land of the Midnight Sun
  • 5. Climate Warm winds from the North Atlantic Current give Norway’s southern and western coasts a mild climate. Most of the country’s _____ million people live near the coast. ______________ the capital city, is located here.
  • 6. Landscape Norway’s long, jagged coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean include many __________________, which are steep-sided valleys which are inlets of the sea. Thousands of years ago, ________________________ (A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow) carved these deep valleys that became flooded when the ice melted. Today, these inlets provide sheltered harbors and beautiful scenery that is popular with tourists.
  • 7. Glaciers
  • 8. Economy of Norway Norway is a wealthy country, partly because of oil and natural gas pumped from underneath the ____________________. Norway is one of the world’s largest oil exporters. The seas themselves provide an important export, ____________________.
  • 9. People of Norway About 1,000 years ago, the ___________________, ancestors of most modern Scandinavians- sailed west. Today, their Norwegian descendants harvest fish from the sea.
  • 10. The Vikings!
  • 11. of Norway Norway is a ____________________, it has a monarchy, but is governed by an elected ________________________. In 1994, the Norwegians voted not to join the European Union, this way they kept control over their own economy. The Norwegians value their cultural traditions and ¾ of the population live in urban centers such as the capital city, Oslo..
  • 12. Sweden Sweden is a wealthy, industrial country. Its prosperity comes from abundant ________________________, including iron ore deposits and extensive pine ________________________. Exports include machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, wood, and electronic products. Only 8% of Sweden’s land can be used for farming. Sweden’s farmers have developed ways to produce most of the country’s food.
  • 13. People of Sweden Sweden’s wealth enabled it to become a ________________________, the government uses high rates of taxation to provide services to people who are sick, needy, jobless, or retired. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and a member of the ________________________ This is an economic and political union of 28 European countries whose aim is to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and money.
  • 14. Surströmmin g When opened, the contents release a strong and sometimes overwhelming odor; the dish is ordinarily eaten outdoors. According to a study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most disgusting food smells in the world. German food critic and author Wolfgang Fassbender wrote that “The biggest challenge when eating surströmming is to vomit only after the first bite, as opposed to before."
  • 15. No Thanks, I’m All Set!
  • 16. More People of Sweden Most of Sweden’s ______ million people live in cities in the southern lowlands. ____________________ is the country’s capital and largest city. Sweden’s high standard of living has attracted more than one million immigrants from nearby Norway and Denmark, as well as people from distant Turkey and Vietnam.