When was Norway named Norway?
The first time Norway is mentioned with a name in historical sources, it was still an undefined area. When the chieftain and explorer Ottar met the king of England in the 9th century, his story of the homeland was written down. He calls it Norðvegr, which is directly translated to "north way", not so far from "Norway". Here, the word has evolved into "Noreg", and I suppose that the Dano-Norwegian "Norge" is the Danish version.
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Norway is in northern Europe, in the Scandinavian Penisula. It has borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia. It is the western and northern part of the Scandinavian Penisula. The Norwegian Sea, The Barents Sea, and The North sea all make up its borders.
Norway has the second lowest unemployment rate in Europe. There is also a lot of oil off of Norway's coast.
Norway trades with the neighbouring countries in it's reach, Estonia, russia, Finland, Latvia and denmark are all examples of those particular neighbouring countries
Finland, Sweden and Russia. North: North Pole South: North Sea, Denmark, United Kingdome East: Sweden West: Norwegian Sea, Iceland
Are you talking about Rattus Norvegicus ?. (This is information from Wikipedia which you easily could have gotten yourself). It's often called called Brown Rat in English. It is the dominant rat in Europe and parts of North America, big and brown, and the most successfull mammal in the world next …to humans.. Charles Dickens think they gave it that name because "it is said to have been imported into this country (America) in a ship-load of timber from Norway. Against this hypothesis stands the fact that when the brown rat had become common in this country, it was unknown in Norway, although there was a small animal like a rat, but really a lemming, which made its home there.". Check the web for more ( Full Answer )
The CIA World Factbook lists Norways industries as " petroleum and gas, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles, fishing" . Its agricultural products include "barley, wheat, potatoes; pork, beef, veal, milk; fish" . Some of Norways most im…portant export-partners include the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and France. ( Full Answer )
Norway means "way to the north." Norway is north, so it makes sense why that is the meaning. i am very glad to help answer your question! True, about a thousand years ago it was called "NorÃ°rvegr" meaning what the above answer says. Over time the name changed to "Norge".
The region of Norway, Sweden and Denmark is usually refered to as Scandinavia, with Norway and Sweden forming the Scandinavian peninsula.
Fjords, mountains, (a lot of) trees, farms, long coast-line, fish (salmon), snow, skiing, glaciers, moose (american) = elk (european). Aha, Petter Solberg, Madcon, Marion Ravn, Dennis Storhoi (+++) are some Norwegian celebrities... Moods of Norway...
It's an English name influenced by the Old Norse ÃsbjÃ¸rn . So, in a roundabout way it is from Norway, although Osborne isn't actually a name in Norway.
Norway means "way to the north" which actually makes sence since Norway is very far north. And about a thousand years ago Norway was called "NorÃ°rvegr" which actually means "way to the north". "NorÃ°rvegr" over time changed to "Norge" or "Noreg" because of the natural change in the language. So… basically Norway got itÂ´s name because it means "way to the north" ( Full Answer )
There are two. Between England and southern Norway is the North Sea. Between Scotland and central or northern Norway is the Norwegian Sea.
From where? From America you can fly from Newark with Continental or from Philadelphia with US Airways or any other airline with a stop over in a European city. From the UK you can take a ferry, plane, bus, train or just go by car. Same with mostly other European citys. From other countries…; there is always a plane you can take with a stop over in a large European city. ( Full Answer )
There are very many mountains in Norway. Here is a list of the 20 highest one. . GaldhÃ¸piggen - 2469 m high . Glittertind - 2465 m high . Store SkagastÃ¸lstinden - 2405 m high . Store Styggedalstinden - 2387 m high . Store Skarstind - 2377 m high . Vesle GaldhÃ¸piggen or Veslepiggen -… 2369 m high . Store Surtnisngsue - 2368 m high . Store Memurtinden - 2366 m high . Jervvasstind - 2351 m high . Sentraltind - 2351 m high ( Full Answer )
I would need to know your name... :P ;). But "my name is" - Jeg heter
Norway is ranked #1 in the world on the Human Development Index. The country is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas per capita outside of the Middle East. And they are also one of the founding members of the United Nations and one of it's largest financial contributors.
I think you are referring to fjords, the deep and narrow inlets formed by the Ice Age, but Norway is not the only country to have them. Inssofar as this contributor knows they are not called anything else, but the fjords are given individual names like any other geographical feature.
The two highest mountains in Norway are Glittertind and GaldhÃ¸piggen. Glittertind is 2454 meters above sea level and GaldhÃ¸piggen is 2469 meters, but if you're standing on top of all the ice and snow on Glittertind, you're higher than GaldhÃ¸piggen.
Petrol and gas, by far!! We export most of our petrol and gas. We also export some fish.
Norway's highest mountain is GaldhÃ¸piggen (2469 meters over sea level) The second highest mountain is Glittertind (2452 meters over sea level)
There are hundreds of fjords in Norway, but the most famous one is called "geirangerfjorden"
I found an online reference (in related link, if you read Norwegian) saying this: * the earliest written reference to the name is from the 1500s * the name probably comes from "Fareids" * "far" means "track or road for travel" * "eid" (Old Norse) is "a narrow strip of land between two lakes" * the …"s" is genitive, as in "by the fareid" So the name roughly means "the lake by the track over the narrow strip of land". ( Full Answer )
the English word desert is transelated into these words in norwegian: etterlate, forlate, oppgi, Ã¸rken. I belive it is the word "Ã¸rken" you are wondering about? i have checked with all the norwegian dictionaries that i have and in all the wordbooks we have at school, but i can not find any ori…gin of the word. sorry. Hope this helps you! :) ( Full Answer )
Forests in Norway generally do not have names - a forest is just a bunch of trees, which you can find pretty much everywhere, so we rarely see much point in naming them.
The official name of the country, in English, is "The Kingdom ofNorway" . In Norwegian it is Kongeriket Norge (in NorwegianBokmÃ¥l) and Kongeriket Noreg (in Norwegian Nynorsk)
It is called a "constitutional monarchy": We have a monarchy (like Sweden and UK), but the king is primarily a figurehead and officially prohibited from interfering in politics. But he does announce the official yearly opening of Parliament in the fall and the closing in the spring. The actual gove…rnment is democratically elected, fairly similar to the rest of Europe. ( Full Answer )
You can do everything in Norway, You have almost all the opportunities available! Except walking in a dessert or climb a volcano. We do actually have a active volcano in Norway.
The answer to this question should be very surprising. It is called the Scaninavian peninsula. And although it is the largest peninsula in Europe, it does not contain Finland.
Questions which ask about the first kings always have to have a few waffle words as historians are picky. Harald Fairhair was the first king of Norway. The date of the start of his reign is 872 CE when he defeated other local kings at the Battle of Hafrsfjord. But since his kindom wasn't quite te …same as modern Norway and was divided among his sons at his death, many historians credit St. Olav, who reigned from 1015 CE, as the first king to have control over the entire country. ( Full Answer )
The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth . For Epoch 2010, it is the parallel of latitude that runs 66Â° 33â² 44â³ ( or 66.562Â° ) north of the Equator . The Arctic Circle passes through the Arctic Ocean, the Scandinavian Peninsu…la, North Asia, Northern America and Greenland. Source: Wikipedia ( Full Answer )
Trillemarka , inland valley/hills area north of Oslo, the largest remaining old-growth forest in southern Norway, protected. Upper Dividal National Park , in the far north, southeast of Tromso. Also contains alpine tundra. Reisa National Park , east of Tromso, contains boreal pine and birch forest… in a long river canyon also with waterfalls. Also alpine tundra. Upper Anarjokka National Park , near Karasjok, (Finnmark) in the far northeast of Norway. Contains the largest area of undisturbed pine forest in Norway. Femunden National Park , inland subalpine area south of RÃ¸ros (southeast of Trondheim), boreal pine forest encircling one of the largest lakes in Norway. Modern Viking ( Full Answer )
N - never O - order R- rancid W - weenies A - at Y - yakkima
Fish - eating killer whales in Alaska ,Tree Hugger, Lizards and Norway rat ( Sciurus carolinensis.) Eastern gray squirrel,and Sylvilagus floridanus mammals
No Norway has a better welfare system and economy then we do in the U.S
In Norwegian, the animal called JERV (latin: Gulo gulo, English: wolverine) begins with the letter J.
Norway lies in the extreme Northwest of EUROPEAN Continent, bordering with Sweden (at the Southeast, East and part of the North) and Finland and Russia (up in the North).
Thon Hotel , Thon Hotel Opera , Hotel Arena , Andrikken, Hotel Bondeheimen. Its loads more :S Try searching on google :) Hope this helped
Most Norwegian scouts are in the non gender separated scout association "Norsk Speiderforbund", so all these scouts are called "speider" or (plural) "speidere".
Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the king of Norway. He succeeded to the throne of Norway upon the death of his father Olav V on 17 January 1991. The son of the then-Crown Prince Olav and of Princess MÃ¤rtha of Sweden, Harald was born at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker. A member …of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-GlÃ¼cksburg , originally from Northern Germany, Harald became the first Norwegian-born prince since Olav IV, who was born in 1370. Source: Wikipedia ( Full Answer )
It is unknown, but some argue that it is put together from two old norwegian words; OS - river delta and LO - possibly an old name for one of the rivers running thru Oslo. This is however much debated
Iceland (/ËaÉªslÉnd/) (Icelandic : Ãsland (names of Iceland) IPA: [Ëislant]) is a European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The Faroe Islands (Faroese : FÃ¸royar , Danish : FÃ¦rÃ¸erne ) are an island group situated between the Nor…wegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Great Britain and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland. Source: Wikipedia ( Full Answer )
The Kingdom of Norway, The Land of the Midnight Sun, The Raddest Place on Earth.
Oslo is the biggest city in Norway, and also the capital. That's certainly the most important city of Norway. Trondheim is also a famous city. Earlier it was the capital, but not anymore, though it's still a famous city. Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand are also large and famous cities.
As of right now, Norway doesn't have a human name yet. Though, according to a recent blog post, Himaruya has stated possible names for Norway, including Lukas Bondevik, Borre Thomassen, Bjorn, Kjetil, Knut, and Sigurd. Bondevik and Thomassen seem to be his potential names.
It was originally called Oslo. The name was switched to Christiania for a while. Then, it was renamed Oslo.
There are very very very many. Maybe you think of Nordkapp, the northernmost point in mainland Europe.
Scandium, which is named for Scandinavia, a region in Europe that includes the countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
No name exists exactly for these countries combined. But here are two conventions: Scandinavia: Norway and Sweden. Denmark is usually thrown in albeit incorrectly as Scandinavia is the name of the peninsula where Norway and Sweden lie. Nordic countries: Denmark (with Faeroe Islands and Greenla…nd), Norway, Sweden AND Finland (with Aland Islands). ( Full Answer )
Norway has always been Norge in some form or shape sinceit was made a country by Harald HÃ¥rfagre. The spelling of it haschanged throughout history, from early NorÃ°rvegr, NorÃ°weg and later on Norig and Norie. It has also beenreferred to as norÃ°mannaland (northernmen country) , an…dhas several names depending on local language; Norga, Vuodna,NÃ¸Ã¸rje and Norja . The official Norwegian spelling is: Kongeriket Norge or Kongeriket Noreg ( Full Answer )
Espen E-S-P-E-N (Es-Pen) is a name that is famous in Norway (Checkother websites to make sure its right)