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By: Kelby Tenney and Brianna Speight
Norwegians don't go out to lunch like we do.
Smørbrød dinners (open face sanwhiches)
"Lunch" is served from 1-4.
Middag is sometimes served from 1-8.
Boiled cod, reindeer steak, salmon (kokt laks), crayfish (kreps), and many other things.
The weather varies throughout Norway, but is mostly moderate.
On the other hand, in some areas it can be extremely cold (-40F) but form most of the country this is not true.
Population: 5.019 million (2012)
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran
Language: Nynorsk or Bokmål
North Germanic Language
Denmark, Sweden, Spain
Life expectancy: 81.3 years
Home Guards- "Local Defense Volunteers"
- Kept people going
19- 35 years
Summer: Late June-early August
Spring: April-mid June
Government controls key areas
Natural resources - petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals
A Brief History
1015- First effective King (He started trying to convert Norwegians to Christianity
1442-1814- Danish Kings ruled Norway until in 1814 it united with Sweden
1905- Separated from Sweden and once again became ruled by a Danish King
During World War I, Norway stayed neutral along with Sweden and Denmark.
During World War II, Norway was invaded by the Germans on April 9, 1940 and two months later were completely in control.
Norway executed the Prime Minister from Germany and regained control of themselves.
By 1995 Norway was the 2nd largest oil export. (Saudi Arabia is the first)
Festivals and Music
Current Conditions and Disagreements
Disagreement with Russia on the fishing industry in the Arctic.
Norway makes many contributions to the UN every year. Mostly they help with funding, some of which is mandatory that they help with, but normally they voluntarily contribute at or above the mandatory level on top of the already paid mandatory funding.
50 miles an hour
red warning triangle
yellow florescent vest
Colder than our winters
3.4% unemployment rate