Norway

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*Ray Hilborn – Canadian-born fisheries biologist, with strong contributions towards fisheries management *Johan Hjort – Norwegian (Norway) fisheries biologist, marine zoologist, and oceanographer *Bruno Hofer – German (Germany) fishery scientist, credited with being the founder of fish pathology *Nepal: Bhuwan Thapaliya *Norway: Henrik Arnold Wergeland, Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer Welhaven *Pakistan: Jaun Elia, Parveen Shakir, Mohsin


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footage of Erik's village and environments was shot in Norway, while the Hy-Brasil sequence was filmed in Malta. Artwork was made by Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) artist Alan Lee (Alan Lee (illustrator)). Snorri Sturluson based his work on an earlier ''Ynglingatal'' which is attributed to the Norwegian (Norway) 9th century skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, and which also appears in ''Historia Norwegiae (Historia Norvegiæ)''. It tells the most ancient part of the story of the House of Ynglings (''Scylfings'' in ''Beowulf''). Snorri described the descent of the kings of Norway from this royal house of Sweden (List of Swedish monarchs). Snorri Sturluson based his work on an earlier ''Ynglingatal'' which is attributed to the Norwegian (Norway) 9th century skald Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, and which also appears in ''Historia Norwegiae (Historia Norvegiæ)''. It tells the most ancient part of the story of the House of Ynglings (''Scylfings'' in ''Beowulf''). Snorri described the descent of the kings of Norway from this royal house of Sweden (List of Swedish monarchs). The saga deals with the arrival of the Norse gods to Scandinavia and how Freyr founded the Swedish Yngling dynasty at Uppsala. Then the saga follows the line of Swedish kings until Ingjald (''Ingjald illråde''), after which the descendants settled in Norway and became the ancestors of the Norwegian King Harald Fairhair. Sources Norwegian-Swedish War When the Norwegian kingdom was reestablished by Olaf II of Norway, a new war erupted between Norway and Sweden. Many men in both Sweden and Norway tried to reconcile the kings. In 1018, Olof's cousin, the earl of Västergötland, Ragnvald Ulfsson and the Norwegian king's emissaries Björn Stallare and Hjalti Skeggiason had arrived at the thing (Thing (assembly)) of Uppsala in an attempt to sway the Swedish king to accept peace and as a warrant marry his daughter Ingegerd Olofsdotter to the king of Norway. The Swedish king was greatly angered and threatened to banish Ragnvald from his kingdom, but Ragnvald was supported by his foster-father Thorgny Lawspeaker. * Pop singer Kate Nash released a video including the cast skating round the piano as she played (2007). * In 2004, Norwegian State Railways celebrated their 150 year anniversary at Oslo Spektrum Arena in Oslo, Norway. As part of the show, the song Light at the End of the Tunnel was performed and at the end of the song a real NSB Class 73 locomotive in fullsize entered the stage. http: www.youtube.com watch?v ijog_nCMJ4M * In Germany, the show 'Wunsche Werden Wahr', where kids have their wishes granted, involved Starlight Express three times. One girl dressed up as Pearl and Performed Hilf Mir Verstehn (Make Up My Heart). Another dressed as Dinah and went skating with Greaseball. And thirdly, a small girl dressed as Pearl and performed 'Crazy' with the cast. Various attempts have been made to harmonize these kings from the Frankish annals with the legendary kings found in the accounts of traditional historians such as Saxo Grammaticus and the sagas. ''History of the Northmen, or Danes and Normans, from the earliest times to the Conquest'' (1831) by Henry Wheaton suggested that Hemming was a direct descendant of Ragnar Lodbrok, equating Sigefrid of the annals with Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, the traditional son of Lothbrok, while making successor Gudfrid Sigurd's brother. "Ragnar Lodbrok, who, from the throne of Lethra, swayed the united realms of the Danes and the Sviar (Swedes (Germanic tribe)), led the warlike youth of the North, in the train of his distant expeditions to the borders of Sweden and the coasts of England. His name even seems to have been unknown to the Franks, thought it afterwards became their terror in the person of another prince. His son Sigurd Snogöje, king of Jutland, took up arms against in the latter part of the eighth century. Peace was afterwards concluded between him and Charles (Charlemagne), and Sigurd extended his Sway over all Jutland, Scania, Halland, and a part of Norway. Sigurd fell in battle, and was succeeded in Jutland by his brother, Gudröd, called by the Franks, Godfrid, who as guardian of the young Harde-Knud (Harthacnut of Denmark) became regent of all Denmark. In the peace which Charlemagne subsequently concluded with '''Hemming, son of Sigurd''', and nephew of Gudröd, that politic conqueror did not attempt to impose Christianity upon the Danes, which could have been rejected by them as a badge of slavery." Henry Wheaton, "History of the Northmen, or Danes and Normans, from the earliest times to the Conquest" (1831), pages 173-174 An alternative reconstruction would make Gudfred identical to the Gudröd of Ynglingatal, semi-legendary king of Vestfold and himself son of Halfdan the Mild, who would then be the grandfather of Hemming. Henry H. Howorth, "Early Intercourse of the Danes and Franks", ''Transactions of the Royal Historical Society'', 6:147-182 (1877). This approach is followed by ''Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten'' (1978) by Detlev Schwennicke, which identifies the father of Hemming as "Sigurd" and reports him killed in the battle of Bardowick (810). Charles Cawley considers this connection to lack support from primary sources. ''Europäische Stammtafeln'' further suggests Halfdan the Mild to be a sibling to "Sigefrid, first King of Hedeby", "Harald, second King of Hedeby" (identified as paternal grandfather to Anulo and his siblings), and Geva, wife of Widukind. Profile of Halfdan and his children in "Medieval Lands by Charles Cawley Other scholars reject these identifications and the legends to which they attempt to link, only crediting the annals as representing authentic history. Donnchadh Ó Corráin, "High-kings, Vikings and other kings", ''Irish Historical Studies'', 21:283-323 (1979); R. W. McTurk, "Ragnarr Loðbrók in the Irish Annals?", in ''Proceedings of the Seventh Viking Congress'' (1976), pages 93-123 '''Håkon Melberg''' (January 1, 1911 - November 4, 1990) was one of Norway's foremost linguist (linguistics)s. He knew 42 languages and could communicate in an additional 20. Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway


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that the TIPH would consist of up to 180 persons from Norway, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey, with Norway being responsible for the coordination of the TIPH's activity. '''''Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell''''' is the fourth album by Norwegian (Norway) experimental (experimental music) band Ulver. It is a musical setting of William Blake's book ''The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'', featuring guest vocals. The actual CD


family popular

Pedersen (b. 1961, Oslo Norway) his father, Tore Pedersen, was a Norwegian musical composer. At an early age, the younger Pedersen performed with his four older sisters and old brother; they were often compared to the Jackson 5 and The Partridge Family, popular bands of the time. Being in the spotlight at a young age, Pedersen met Chuck Berry and other stars. - align "left" Norwegian (Norway) VG-lista Albums Chart Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway


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, released in 1990 by Norwegian (Norway) band A-ha. It was seen by many as a departure from their old radio friendly sound to a darker, moodier tone, and is named after a Norwegian fairy tale. The album sold over 3 million copies worldwide. thumb Home Evening Games the first day of EFY México-León 2011 (File:Efy.jpg) In more recent years, the EFY program has expanded to more parts of the world. In 2006, EFY expanded outside of the United States and Canada for the first time, with sessions in England, Germany, Mexico and Sweden. 2006 Participant Journal, pp. iv - v Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway


made business

. Stordalen is a self-made business man. Through his company ''Nordic Choice Hotels'', Stordalen owns in excess of 170 hotels and employs more than 9200 people. The Norwegian (Norway) folk-rock band Folque's song "Sinclairvise" makes use of Storm's poem. The Faroese (Faroese people) metal group Týr (Týr (band)) included a version of this song on their 2008 album ''Land (Land (Týr album))'', called "Sinklars Vísa". In 2009, the Norwegian (Norway) rock band


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. thumb none 600px The island of Runde (Image:RundeIslandFixedHorizon.jpg) '''Ulstein''' is a municipality (List of municipalities of Norway) in Møre og Romsdal county (Counties of Norway), Norway. It is part of the Sunnmøre region (Districts of Norway). The commercial and administrative centre of Ulstein is Ulsteinvik, population 5,251 (2009). The municipality occupies the western half of the island of Hareidlandet, as well as about 30 or more smaller islands, four of which

established_date4 8 May 1945 area_rank 61st a area_magnitude 1 E11 area_km2 385,178 Data is accessible by following "Create tables and diagrams" link on the following site, and then using table 09280 "Area of land and fresh water (km²) (M)" for "The whole country" in year 2013 and summing up entries "Land area" and "Freshwater":

utc_offset +1 time_zone_DST CEST (Central European Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +2 date_format dd.mm.yyyy drives_on right patron_saint St Olaf II (Olaf II of Norway) calling_code +47 (Telephone numbers in Norway) cctld .no c footnote_a Includes Svalbard and Jan Mayen. (Without these two areas, the area of Norway is 323,802 km , placing it 67th in the world.


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Norway

'''Norway''' ( The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories (Dependencies of Norway) and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islands (since 1035), Greenland (1261), and Iceland (1262).

Norway has a total area of The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km (List of countries and territories by land borders) or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak Strait (Skagerrak) to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

King Harald V (Harald V of Norway) of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg is the current monarch of Norway (Monarchy of Norway). Erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. A constitutional monarchy since 1814, state power is divided (Separation of power) between the Parliament (Storting), the King and his Council (Cabinet of Norway), and the Supreme Court (Supreme Court of Norway). Between 1661 and 1814, Norway was an absolute monarchy, and before 1661, the King shared power with the Norwegian nobility (Aristocracy of Norway). Traditionally established in 872 (Battle of Hafrsfjord) and originating in one of the petty kingdoms (Petty kingdoms of Norway), Norway is one of the oldest still existing kingdoms in Europe and world-wide. The Kingdom has existed continuously for over 1,100 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls.

Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels, known as counties (fylke (Counties of Norway)) and municipalities (kommune (List of municipalities of Norway)). The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament (Sami Parliament of Norway) and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties (Norway – European Union relations) with the European Union and its member countries (despite rejecting full EU membership in two referenda (Norwegian European Union membership referendum, 1994)), as well as with the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO (World Trade Organization) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development); and is also a part of the Schengen Area.

The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model (Nordic model) with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. From 2010 to 2012, Norway was classified as the most democratic country by the Democracy Index. Curtis M. Wong (14 December 2010). World's Top Democratic Governments: Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2010 (PHOTOS). ''The Huffington Post.'' Retrieved 27 August 2013. Democracy index 2011. ''Economist Intelligence Unit'' Retrieved 27 August 2013. Kavitha A. Davidson (21 March 2013). Democracy Index 2013: Global Democracy At A Standstill, The Economist Intelligence Unit's Annual Report Shows. ''The Huffington Post.'' Retrieved 27 August 2013.

Around 994 A.D., two centuries of Viking raids to southern and western areas of Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity (Christianization of Scandinavia). Norway then expanded its overseas territory to parts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland. Norwegian power peaked in 1265. Competition from the Hanseatic League, and the spread of the Black Death, weakened the country. In 1397, Norway became part of the Kalmar Union with Denmark and Sweden. The Union lasted until Sweden left in 1523. The remaining union with Denmark (Denmark-Norway) lasted nearly three centuries. In 1814, Norwegians adopted (Norwegian Constituent Assembly) a constitution (Constitution of Norway) before being forced into a personal union with Sweden (Union between Sweden and Norway). In 1905, Norway ended the union, subsequently confirmed in a referendum (Norwegian union dissolution referendum, 1905), ending over 500 years of monarchs residing outside the country. In the same year, the country confirmed the election of its own king. Despite its declaration of neutrality in World War II, Norway was occupied (Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany) for 5 years by forces of Nazi Germany. In 1949 it abandoned neutrality, becoming a founding member of NATO. Discovery of oil in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes.

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