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Norway , Noreg or Norga , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a country in Northern Europe occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, as well as Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard under the Spitsbergen Treaty. The majority of the country shares a border to the east with Sweden; its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lies to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. Bouvet Island and Peter I Island are dependent territories of Norway, but not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land, a claim that has been recognised by Australia, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Norway's extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea, is home to its famous fjords. After the Second World War, the country has experienced rapid economic growth, particularly as a result of large oil deposits discovered in the early 1970s. Today it ranks amongst the wealthiest countries in the world, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. Norway is the world’s fourth largest oil exporter and the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of its GDP. Following the ongoing financial crisis of 2007-2009, bankers have deemed the Norwegian krone to be one of the most solid currencies in the world. Norway also has rich resources of gas fields, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals. The country was the second largest exporter of seafood in 2006. Other main industries include shipping, food processing, shipbuilding, metals, chemicals, mining, fishing and pulp and paper products. Norway maintains a Scandinavian welfare model with universal healthcare, subsidised higher education and a comprehensive social security system. Norway was ranked highest of all countries in human development from 2001 to 2006. It was also rated the most peaceful country in the world in a 2007 survey by Global Peace Index. Although having rejected EU membership at two referendums, it maintains close ties with the Union and its member countries; as well as with the United States. It is considered a prominent participant in diplomacy and international development, having been heavily involved with the failed Oslo Accords and negotiated a truce between the Sri Lanka government and the Tamil Tigers. Norway remains one of the biggest financial contributors to the UN, and participates with forces in international missions, notably in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Sudan. A unitary state with administrative sub-divisions on two levels known as counties and municipalities , Norway is a constitutional, hereditary monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with King Harald V as its Head of State. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. It is a founding member of UN, NATO, the Council of Europe and the Nordic Council, and member of the European Economic Area, WTO and OECD.

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Wildlife in Norway - Oslo
Wildlife in Norway Wildlife in Norway consists primarily of a few particular species. There are many such species that are on the verge of extinction but special care is being taken care so that they do not die out totally. The wildlife in Norway can be seen by the tourists if they venture to the wildlife sanctuaries that are there in the country. Do not miss these very exciting journeys. The main species of wildlife in Norway that are found are the- Wolf- the population has been reduces greatly but has grown due to the protection work that has been going of for the last few years. The latest count says that there are merely three families of wolves alive. These wolves pose a threat to sheep farmers and they want this nuisance to ...

Restaurants and Bars in Norway - Oslo
Restaurants and Bars in Norway With the fine range of restaurants and bars in Norway, you can discover the gastronomical delights of this stunning place. Norway is one of the finest travel destinations all round the year. The majestic mountains, waterfalls, the lakes and the Fjords scenery make the trip to Norway truly beautiful and enriching. No trip to Norway is complete without sampling the Norway cuisine in the restaurants and bars in Norway. If you want to have a complete insight about the culture and lifestyle in Norway then you cannot miss relishing the traditional cuisine and visiting the dining venues in Norway.There are a few dining options in Norway which offers some of the sumptuous fare and excellent services. Your dining experienc...

Things to do in Norway - Oslo
Things to do in Norway You will never get bored on your Norway tours as there are ample things to do in Norway. From discovering the natural beauty of the place to taking spectacular train trips in Norway, to the coastal cruise through the fjords and going for adventurous activities, there are many activities which you can delightfully undertake. To help you guide on your tour there is a complete guide about the things to do in Norway. Sightseeing in Norway: You can explore the majestic beauty and discover the exotic land of fjords, calm lakes, and mountains, of roaring waterfalls and gleaming glaciers, of Viking tales and long summer days. The fjords mountains scenery is certain to leave you speechless. The spectacular range of landscap...

Architecture of Norway - Oslo
Architecture of Norway From its origins about 9,000 years ago to the present, the architecture of Norway has evolved in response to shifting economic conditions, technological advances, demographic fluctuations and cultural shifts. While outside architectural influences are apparent in much of Norwegian architecture, they have often been adapted to meet Norwegian climatic conditions, including: harsh winters, high winds and, in coastal areas, salt spray. Norway's architectural trends are also seen to parallel political and societal changes in Norway over the centuries. Prior to the Viking Age, wooden structures developed into a sophisticated craft evident in the elegant and effective construction of the Viking long ships. Following that,...

Sightseeing in Norway - Oslo
Sightseeing in Norway Sightseeing in Norway is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful country and it is an integral part of Norway tours. Being one of the havens of tourism, there is no dearth of things to do in Norway. Certainly, the sightseeing trips to the popular places are one of them. Tours to the locales of Sightseeing in Norway will take you to the popular Norway tourist attractions. A good way to know a new place and its special attractions is to take a guided tour. In Norway, there are a number of different sightseeing tours available. All these tours Sightseeing in Norway are equipped with well-informed guides who are eager to share their knowledge with you. The most common sightseeing activity in big cities of Norway is...