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The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe. Countries in the Baltic Sea Region are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden.

Norway is a neighbouring country (next to Sweden) and Belarus and Ukraine have historical ties with the Region.



What do you know about Norway?


King Canute was the King of England (1016-1035), Denmark (1018-1035) and Norway (1028-1035).

For over fifty years the City of Oslo has sent a Christmas tree to the UK which stands in Trafalgar Square in London. The tree commemorates the protection given by Britain to members of Norway's royal family during the Second World War.

Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian explorer, made the famous Kon-Tiki Expedition in 1947. Heyerdahl, thinking that people might have migrated from South America to Polynesia built the famous raft Kon-Tiki and sailed from Peru across the Pacific to prove such a voyage was possible.

Norway's most famous artist is Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Munch was a predecessor of the Expressionist Movement, his most well known painting is The Scream painted in 1893.

In 1972 and 1994 the Norwegian people took part in referenda to decide whether to join the EU. Both times the country rejected membership.



Find out more about Norway from the WIZ Linking the World project. News from NORWAY can be found on World InfoZone's Newslink


Thanks to Peder Kjærvik of Jostedalsbreen National Park for the photos


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