Norwegian Culture and Fun Facts
The Norwegian Flag
The Norwegian flag was formally accepted on July 17, 1821, which is just seven years after Norway was considered its independent nation.
Within the flag there are two things being symbolized, a cross to represent christianity, and blue and red to represent the political preference of the proposer.
Fun Facts about Norway
- The Moose is Norway's national animal and heather is their national flower.
- Norway's population is 5.4 million people
- Oslo is the capital of Norway
- Norway's five biggest exports are mineral fuels, fish, aluminum, machinery including computers, electrical machinery, equipment.
Norway's Location, Terrain, and Climate
Norway is located in Northern Europe and borders the Northern Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, which is west of Sweden.
Most of Norway is high plateaus and rugged mountains, with lots of fertile valleys, and fjords.
Norway's climate in the winter is cold and relatively snowy. Norway's climate during the summer is mostly hot and dry with some rain.
Norway celebrates multiple holidays each year very similar to U.S. holidays.
Similar to this country Norway celebrates Christmas on December 25 by getting together with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and having a big Christmas dinner.
Another holiday celebrated in Norway is Constitution day and it is one of the biggest festivals held in Norway.