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Facts about Norway

• Norway has the longest coastline in Europe

• Norge is the official Norwegian name of Norway

• With 24 hours of daylight in summer, there is plenty of time to do your favorite sport: Gymnastics!

• Norway are known for the beautiful fjords and mountains

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FOTO: Håvard Myklebust –

• Hornindalsvatnet, in central Norway, is Europe’s deepest lake!

• In Norway you can drive the world’s longest road tunnel

• The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo each year.

• In 1972, Norway became one of the first countries to establish a Ministry of Environment.

• Norway has about 450,000 lakes in total

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FOTO: Johan Wildhagen –

• The original cheese slicer (“ostehøvel”) was invented and patented by Thor Bjørklund, a Norwegian carpenter, in 1925 • We have the best brown cheese? Taste it yourself!

• The Sami are the indigenous people of Norway. Known for their colorful clothes and their huge herds of reindeer, the Sami have been living in northern Scandinavia for over 10,000 years.

• The Norwegian currency is Norske kroner (NOK)

• Norway is situated in the northern Europe with approximately 5 million residents. • Norway has common borders with Finland, Sweden and Russia