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Do you know some of the facts about Norway?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 05 Aug '11 09:50 am
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Norway's climate is milder than expected (considering its location), as it's warmed some by the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift.

Though relatively cool from summer to early fall, conditions are very pleasant then with average high temps in the 60's. Summer highs in the mid 70's are a regular occurrence in the south.

Although coastal areas remain mild in winter and fjord water's never freeze, the upper elevations in central Norway, and areas north of the Arctic Circle experience much colder conditions. Note that wild fluctuations in winter highs and lows are common.

Rainfall amounts are the heaviest along the western coastal areas in fall and early winter, with much less precipitation inland. Winter snowfall can be heavy in the central and northern mountains and many are snow-capped throughout the year.

Above the Arctic Circle in the far north, the summer sun never completely sets, thus the phrase, "Norway, Land of the Midnight Sun." Winter days across most of Norwa ...more
Answered by anju chauhan, 05 Aug '11 10:17 am

 
  
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Some facts about Norway:
1.Capital:Oslo.
2.Large cities:Oslo,Bergen,Trondheim.
3.Currency:Norwegian Krone.
4.Area:323,895 sq.km.
5. 4,882,100.
6.Religion:Church of Norway-85%,Pentecoastal-1%,Roman Catholic-1%,other Christians-2.4%.
Muslim-1.8%,others 8.1%.
7.Literacy:100%
8.Life expectency:80.2. ...more
Source: Manorama year book-2011
Answered by Ramakrishnegowda, 05 Aug '11 12:25 pm

 
  
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Located entirely on the Scandinavian Peninsula in far northern Europe, Norway is geographically positioned in both the northern and eastern hemispheres.

Norway is bordered by the countries of Finland, Sweden and Russia, and by the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, as well as the Barents Sea, North Sea and Norwegian Sea.

Because food prices in Norway are amongst the highest in the world many Norwegians living close to the Swedish border travel to Sweden on a regular basis to buy groceries there. Estimates indicate that this border trade amounts to roughly US$ 2 billion each year. Needless to say, prices are a lot more affordable in Sweden.

The Norwegian Government, which is one of the largest exporter of oil in the world, thought it would be a good idea to introduce tolls on several of the already existing roads in Norway, apparently to reduce the countrys CO2 emission and to help fund new roads. Most Norwegians however sees this toll as nothing more than an extra tax the already ...more
Answered by radha kashyap, 05 Aug '11 09:55 am

 
  
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