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  • 1- The word “Scandinavia” originated from the word “Scania” that means "south end of Sweden". 2- It was adopted and introduced in the eighteenth century. Before this, the term Scandinavia was familiar mainly to classical scholars through writings.
  • . Even though Denmark is a member of the EU, Denmark has not adopted the euro, therefore Danish stores are not obliged to accept payments in euro.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Sami is official in six municipalities.
  • Scandianavian Countries

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    2. 2. Countries
    3. 3. Group 1
    4. 4. What is scandinavia…? Scandinavia is a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe. • Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region in Northern Europe. • There are 3 main countries which are called scandinavian countries. • Scandinavia and other lands are called Nordic countries. •
    5. 5. Countries Norway Finland Sweden Iceland Denmark
    6. 6. Fun Facts About Scandinavia 1- The world's largest population of arctic reindeer herders can be found in Norway 2- The most popular souvenir in Sweden is the commonly seen "moose-crossing" road signs. 3- Norway is just a little bit larger than the US state New Mexico and two thirds of Norway are mountain regions. 4- Finland is called "The Land of the 1,000 lakes", the country has more than 188,000 lakes with 98,000 islands!
    7. 7. Fun Facts About Scandinavia 5During Easter in Sweden, which is a well-known holiday here, children dress up and go from home to home asking for candy. 6Sweden is known for innovation and inventions. e.g mouse, fridge, heart pace maker , marine propeller 7Rekjavik, the capital of Iceland, has sidewalks that are heated by geothermal heat in the winter. 9In Denmark, a flag is flown outside when
    8. 8. Fun Facts About Scandinavia 10If you're not married when you turn 30, you will get a pepper shaker as a gift and male is called a Pepperman. And female is called Peppermaid . 11In Norway's dark winter during the Polar Nights, the sun is up for only 3 hours a day in some parts (and in others, doesn't come up at all). 12The NRK reports that there are more births in Norway in April than in any other month
    9. 9. Continue… • The main bond uniting Scandinavia is the fact that the languages — Danish, Norwegian and Swedish — are mutually intelligible after a bit of exposure. • There is a passport union which allows the citizen to travel with out passport. • There used to be a currency union, but it broke up in 1914.
    10. 10. Denmark • Location It is located to the north of Germany and to the south/southwest of Norway and Sweden in Northern Europe. • It has coastlines which cover 4,545 miles (7,314 km) that are along the Baltic and North Seas. • Area The total land area of Denmark is 16,638 square miles (43,094 sq km).
    11. 11. Denmark • Geography It consists of the peninsula, Jutland and 474 islands, of which Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm are the largest. • Capital The capital city of Denmark is Copenhagen, located on the island of Zealand. • Population Denmark is a small country
    12. 12. Denmark Birth rate: 10.22 births/1,000 population Death rate: 10.12 deaths/1,000 population. Population Growth Rate: 0.4% Dialing code Its dialing code is 45. • Currency The currency is the Danish krone.
    13. 13. Denmark • Religion The official religion of Denmark is Evangelical Lutheran. 85% of the Danish population is Evangelical Lutheran. 3% are Roman Catholic. 4% of the population is Muslim. • Language Danish. The official language of Denmark is
    14. 14. Denmark • Topography: The topography of Denmark consists mostly of low and flat plains. The highest point in Denmark is Mollehojat 561 feet (171 m). The lowest point is Lammefjord at -23 feet (-7 m). Literacy Rate: 99% for both men and women.
    15. 15. Denmark • Climate: The weather in Denmark is defined by 4 seasons: 1- It rarely gets freezing cold during winter, which lasts from November to February, with an average temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius (33 Fahrenheit) 2- March to May are the months of spring and this season is quite unpredictable 3- Early fall is usually warm and
    16. 16. Denmark Holidays: 1New Year's Day Palm Sunday 3- Maundy Thursday Good Friday 5- Easter Sunday 6- Easter Monday 7- Common Prayer Day Ascension Day 9- Whitsun Sunday 24- 8-
    17. 17. Denmark Traditional Foods: 1- Traditional meats include veal, duck, cod, shrimp, pork, and goose. 2- Vegetables are an integral part of a meal, especially red cabbage (slowly simmered) and potatoes. 3- Soups are varied (with split pea and ham a popular choice) and are good winter time dishes. 4- Danes like their alcohol. "Akvavit" is very popular. Non-alcoholic drinks include Ruby-
    18. 18. Denmark Economy: 1- GDP(growth rate): -0.4% 2- Labor force: 2.848 million. 3- Unemployment rate: 6.4%. Budget: 12- revenues: $176.5 billion . expenditures: $188.9 billion
    19. 19. Denmark Inflation rate : 2.6% Industrial Production Growth Rate: 1.9% Exports : $110.8 billion Exports – Commodities: Machinery and Instruments, Meat and Meat Products, Dairy Products, Fish, Pharmaceuticals, Furniture, Windmills.
    20. 20. Denmark Exports – Partners : Germany 16.9%, Sweden 13.2%, UK 9.9%, Norway 5.7%, US 5.5%, Netherlands 4.9%, France 4.3% Imports : $97.91 billion (2012 est.) Imports – commodities: Machinery and Equipment, Raw Materials and Semi manufactures for Industry, Chemicals, Grain and Foodstuffs, Consumer goods.
    21. 21. Denmark Imports – partners: Germany 20.8%, Sweden 13.5%, Netherlands 7.2%, UK 6.3%, China 6.2%, Norway Principle Govt. Officials: THORNING-SCHMIDT Queen : MARGRETHE II Prime Minister : Helle
    22. 22. Denmark Political System: 1Denmark is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy both. 2Norway has a unicameral Parliament. 3The Prime Minister of Denmark is the head of government in the Kingdom of Denmark. 4- State power is formally distributed between three institutions: the Parliament (the legislative power), the Government
    23. 23. Denmark Some facts about Denmark: 1- Denmark was the first European country to abolish slavery. 2- The "Dannebrog" is the oldest national flag in the world 3- The average tax rate in Denmark is 49%. 4- Danes eat more pasta than any other people 5- There is not a single mountain in
    24. 24. Denmark 6- Denmark has been a member of the EU since 1973 and of NATO since 1949 7- Denmark is the fifth largest exporter of food in the world. 8- Only three Danish films have sold more than one million tickets. 9- Denmark has been inhabited since about 12,500 BC.
    25. 25. Norway Location: located in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula between the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Area: 1- It has an area of 125,020 square miles (323,802 sq km). 2- It is slightly larger than New Mexico. 3- Nearly 70% of Norway is uninhabitable
    26. 26. Norway Capital: Its capital city is Oslo. Population: 1- A population of a little above 5 million. It is the 2nd least densely populated country in Europe. 2- Birth rate: 10.8 births/1,000 population 3- Death rate: 9.22 deaths/1,000
    27. 27. Norway Literacy Rate: 100 % for both men and women. Currency: The “Norwegian Krone” is the currency of Norway. The currency symbol is “ kr “. Religions: 85.7%. Evangelical Lutheran (official)
    28. 28. Norway Languages: (official). 1- Bokmal Norwegian (official). 2- Nynorsk Norwegian 3- small Sami- and Finnishspeaking minorities . Climate: 1- Summer from late June to early August is when the weather is warmest and the days are long and bright.( 77 F - 86 F. )
    29. 29. Norway 4- In winter much of Norway is usually transformed into a snow-clad paradise. 5- Spring from May to midJune is when the scenery in Norway is at its most spectacular, with trees and flowers waking to life.
    30. 30. Norway Traditional Food: 1- Norwegian population is one of the healthiest in the world. 2- Seafood plays a dominant role in the average Norwegian's diet. 3- Solo is an orangeflavoured soft drink, owned by the Norwegian companies Ringnes. Solo has a seven percent share of the Norwegian soft drink market.
    31. 31. Norway Economy: GDP Growth Rate: 3.1% Labor force: 2.645 million Unemployment rate : 3.1% Inflation rate : 0.6% Budget: revenues:$282.9 billion expenditures:$206.7 billion Exports: $ 162.7 billion Imports:$86.78 billion
    32. 32. Norway Exports Commodities: Petroleum and Petroleum products, Machinery and Equipment, Metals, Chemicals, Ships, Fish. Industrial production growth rate: - 4.3% Exports – Partners : Germany 16.9%, Sweden 13.2%, UK 9.9%, Norway 5.7%, US 5.5%, Netherlands 4.9%, France 4.3% .
    33. 33. Norway Imports – commodities: Machinery and Equipment, Raw Materials and Semi manufactures for Industry, Chemicals, Grain and Foodstuffs, Consumer goods. Imports – partners: Germany 20.8%, Sweden 13.5%, Netherlands 7.2%, UK 6.3%, China 6.2%, Norway.
    34. 34. Norway Political System: 1Denmark is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy both. 2Norway has a unicameral Parliament. 3The Prime Minister of Denmark is the head of government in the Kingdom of Denmark. 4- State power is formally
    35. 35. Norway Principle Govt. Officials: II THORNING-SCHMIDT 1- Queen : MARGRETHE 2- Prime Minister : Helle
    36. 36. Sweden Location: 1- Sweden is located in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula. 2- It is bordered by Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge tunnel. Area: 1- Spread At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi). 2- It is the 5th largest in Europe
    37. 37. Sweden Capital: Sweden's capital city is ”Stockholm” which is also the largest city. Population: million. population. 1- Total population is about 9.5 2- Birth rate: 10.24 births/1,000 3- Death rate10.21 deaths/1,000 population.
    38. 38. Sweden Literacy Rate: 99% in both men and women. Currency: The “Swedish Krona” is the currency of Sweden. The currency symbol is “kr”. Religion: Lutheran: 87%. Other (includes Roman Catholic,
    39. 39. Sweden Languages: 1- Swedish (official). 2- Small Sami- and Finnishspeaking minorities. Principle Govt. Officials: 1King: CARL XVI GUSTAF 2- Prime Minister: Fredrik REINFELDT
    40. 40. Sweden Climate: 1Autumn brings colder weather and quite a bit of rain, but the trees undergo beautiful color changes. 2During the winter the number of daylight hours decreases but the snow brightens up the city. 3Spring arrives sometime in April/May, the snow melts and the days get longer.
    41. 41. Sweden Traditional Foods: 1- A limited range of fish and other seafood is an important part of the Swedish foods. 2- Sweden is one of the top 10 heaviest coffee drinking countries in the world. Milk consumption in Sweden is also very high. 3- On the fast food, pizza and hot dogs have been a ubiquitous part of Swedish culture.
    42. 42. Sweden Economy: million GDP Growth Rate: 0.9% Labor force: 5.032 Unemployment Rate: 8% Budget: billion revenues: $287.9 billion expenditures: $289.3 Inflation rate :1.4%
    43. 43. Sweden Agriculture Products: Barley, Wheat, Sugar Beets, Meat, Milk. Industries: Iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles. Industrial production growth rate: 6.8%
    44. 44. Sweden Exports partners: Germany 10.4%, Norway 9.3%, UK 7.4%, Denmark 6.5%, Finland 6.4%, US 5.5%, Netherlands 5.2%, France 4.8%, Belgium 4.7% . Imports : Imports – partners : $166.4 billion Germany 18.1%, Denmark 8%, Norway 7.7%, Netherlands 5.9%, UK 5.8%, Russia 5.6%, Finland 5.3%, China 4.6%, France
    45. 45. Sweden Political System: 1- Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. 2- The Swedish government is formed by ministers and a Prime minister called State minister. 3- Prime Minister is called the Head of the State while king is called Chief of the State. 4- State power is formally

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