Fun Facts About Norway

Norway is a country located in northern Europe and occupies the western half of the Scandinavian Peninsula. But Norway is, in fact, a weird country. They sell salmon, they have Norse gods, and they have extremely strange laws or traditions. For example, you can't buy food on Sundays, and you have to pay a special fee if you want to watch TV.

Also, they have a prison located on an island where inmates are allowed to do whatever they want, but they are the most dangerous criminals from the entire country. Want to know more about it? How many people are named Thor, for example? Read this list below.


Official name

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Its formal name is Kongeriket Norge (Kingdom of Norway) and was originally called Nordweg, meaning the "Northern Way. Its national symbol is the lion and has a total area of 125,021 square miles

Flag

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You should never forget about your past like Norway did with its flag, which is red with a blue cross with white. The colors represent Norway's past union between Denmark (red and white) and Sweden (blue).

 

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