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Norge / Noreg

Norsk (Bokmål) Norge - Kongeriket Norge

Kongeriket Norge er et skandinavisk land vest på den skandinaviske halvøy. Til lands grenser Norge mot Sverige, Finland og Russland i øst. Landet er langt og smalt, og kysten strekker seg langs Nordatlanteren med havområder som Skagerrak, Nordsjøen, Norskehavet og Barentshavet, hvor også Norges kjente fjorder befinner seg. Øya Jan Mayen i nordves.svgt er administrert som en del av hovedlandet og grenser til havs mot islandsk farvann. Øygruppen Svalbard er under norsk suverenitet med de begrensninger Svalbardtraktaten setter, men er i likhet med Jan Mayen en del av kongeriket. Bouvetøya i Sydatlanteren er derimot et norsk biland. Norge gjør også krav på Peter 1.s øy i det sørlige Stillehavet og territoriet Dronning Maud Land i Antarktis, men begge disse omfattes av Antarktis-traktaten, som legger territoriale krav i Antarktis på is. På grunn av uenighet om delelinjen mellom norsk og russisk territorialfarvann i Barentshavet, finnes det et område som inntil videre blir administrert av begge statene, det såkalte omstridte området.

Norsk (Nynorsk) Noreg - Kongeriket Noreg

Kongeriket Noreg er eit nordisk land vest på den skandinaviske halvøya. Til lands grenser Noreg mot Sverige i aust, Finland og Russland i nordaust, og til havs mot Danmark i sør og Storbritannia i sørvest. Noreg er langt og smalt, og kysten strekkjer seg langsmed Nordatlanteren med havområda Skagerrak, Nordsjøen, Norskehavet og Barentshavet. Den arktiske øygruppa Svalbard er under norsk suverenitet med dei avgrensingane som gjeld i Svalbardtraktaten, men Svalbard er til liks med øya Jan Mayen ein del av kongeriket. Bouvetøya i Søratlanteren er derimot eit norsk biland. Noreg gjer òg krav på Peter 1.s øy i det sørlege Stillehavet og territoriet Dronning Maud Land i Antarktis, men begge desse er omfatta av Antarktistraktaten som legg territoriale krav i Antarktis på is.

Sámegiella Norga - Norga gonagasriika

Norga gonagasriika lea riika Eurohpas. Norgga oaivegávpot lea Oslo. Norggas lea oktasaš eanarádji Ruoŧain, Suomain ja Ruošain ja mearrarádji Dánmárkkuin ja Ovttastuvvan gonagasriikkain.

English Norway - Kingdom of Norway

The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, located in Europe, and bordering ► Sweden, ► Finland, and ► Russia. Norway has a very elongated shape; the country's extensive coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean is home to its famous fjords. The Kingdom of Norway also includes the Arctic island territories of ► Svalbard and ► Jan Mayen. Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard is based on the Svalbard Treaty, but that treaty does not apply to Jan Mayen. ► Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and a claim for Peter I Island in the South Pacific Ocean are also external dependencies, but these are not part of the Kingdom. Norway also claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica, where it has established the Troll Permanent Research Station. To the west of Norway are located ► Iceland and the ► Faroe Islands.

Short name  Norway
Official name Kingdom of Norway
Status Independent country since 1905
Location North Europe
Capital Oslo
Population 5,372,355 inhabitants
Area 385,180 square kilometres (148,720 sq mi)
Languages Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk) (official), Sami
Religions Protestantism
More information Norway, Geography of Norway, History of Norway and Politics of Norway
More images Norway - Norway (Category).

General maps

Map of Norway
The same map in Norwegian
A geopolitical map of Norway, showing its 19 first-order subnational divisions (fylker or "counties")
Counties of Norway, with administrative "county numbers." Please note that there is no county no. 13. Previously Bergen was a separate county (no. 13) but has since been incorporated into Hordaland without this affecting the numbers of the other counties. Svalbard is not a county but is a constituent part of Norway as a territory under Norwegian sovereignty.
Municipalities of Norway



History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Norway, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Norway.

A map of the area covered by the Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th century BC - 1st century BC
Voyages of the Vikings 795-1000
Norway under the Vikings (in German)
Map showing Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Areas denoted in green are those affected by frequent viking incursions but with little or no Scandinavian settlement.
Norwegian petty kingdoms ca. 820 at the death of Gudrød the Hunter. The most important kingdoms were Vestfold (red), Hålogaland (purple), Alvheim (yellow) and Agder (green).
Petty kingdoms ca. 860 at the death of Halfdan the Black. In red is the kingdom inherited by Harald Fairhair.
The kingdom of Harald Fairhair ca 860
Petty kingdoms ca. 872 (the unified kingdom shown in red) before the defining Battle of Hafrsfjord
King Harald I's division of the kingdom ca. 930. The yellow areas are petty kingdoms, the purple is the domain of the earls of Lade, orange is the domain the earls of Møre
The division of the kingdom after the Battle of Svolder (1000) between Sweden (yellow), Denmark (red) and the earl of Lade (purple).
Unified Norway during the reign of Saint Olav ca. 1020. In pale red the Finnmarken ("Marches#Norway of the Sami") most of which paid tribute to the kings of Norway.
The Kalmar Union 16th Century
Denmark-Norway in 1646 (Treaty of Brömsebro)
Denmark-Norway in 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde)
Denmark-Norway in 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde)
Denmark-Norway 1780

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Norway 1570
Denmark-Norway 1595
Norway 1599
Norway 1662
Norway 1688
Norway 1720
Norway 1720
Norway and Sweden 1888

Other maps

Temperature map
Major roads, 2002

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Satellite image
Satellite image

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