. The Order spread widely in Sweden and Norway, and played a remarkable part in promoting culture and literature in Scandinavia; to this is to be attributed the fact that the motherhouse at Vadstena, by Lake Vättern, was not suppressed till 1595 even though the Protestant Reformation had been widespread in Scandinavia. By 1515, with significant royal patronage, there were 27 houses, 13 of them in Scandinavia. Bridgettine houses soon spread into other lands
. The German (Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest) entrant, Nicole (Nicole (German singer)), was the winner of this contest with the song, "Ein bißchen Frieden". Germany got 1.61 times as many points as runner-up Israel, which was a record under the current scoring system until 2009, when Norway got 1.78 times as many points as Iceland. The song also cemented Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, the song's composers, into German Eurovision tradition, writing 18
Sharon's ruling Likud government threaten to resign if a referendum over the plan will not be held. (Reuters) (Guardian) *Baseball – 2004 World Series, Game 2: The Boston Red Sox achieve another home-field victory over the St. Louis Cardinals 6 to 2. Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling earns another win playing through his ankle injury, despite Boston committing four errors. Games 3 through 5 are slated to be held in St. Louis starting Tuesday. (CNNSI) *Cross-country skiing: World Cup 2005 season opening in Düsseldorf, Germany: The Ladies' 6×0.8 km Team Sprint relay race is won by the Norwegian (Norway) No.1 team (Marit Bjørgen, Hilde G. Pedersen (Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen)), with Germany's No.2 team (Manuela Henkel, Evi Sachenbacher) and Italy's No.1 team (Arianna Follis, Gabriella Paruzzi) taking the 2nd and 3rd place. (FIS-Ski Results) In the Men's 6×1.5 km race, Norway's No.1 team wins (Håvard Bjerkeli, Tor Arne Hetland), while Germany's No.1 team (Tobias Angerer, Axel Teichmann) and No.3 team (Toni Lang, Andreas Stitzl) finish 2nd and 3rd, respectively. (FIS-Ski Results) *Football (soccer): Manchester United (Manchester United F.C.) defeat Arsenal (Arsenal F.C.) 2–0 at United's Old Trafford (Old Trafford (football)) stadium in Manchester, ending the London club's unbeaten streak in the FA Premier League. Arsenal's unbeaten run had stretched a record 49 matches and included the entire 2003–04 season (2003-04 in English football). (BBC) They are farmed (Fish farm) in many countries throughout the world. Since the 1950s, commercial production has grown exponentially, Cowx, I.G. Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum, 1792 (Salmonidae) Rainbow Trout Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (online), Rome, Updated 15 June 2005, Retrieved 27 September 2010 particularly in Europe and recently in Chile. Worldwide, in 2007, Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway
, Chipidea experienced robust growth and continuous profitability making it one of the world's leading, independent suppliers of analog and mixed-signal IP. Chipidea become the working place for 270 people involved in IP research and development, CAD and technology support and test and characterization. They were located at the main building in Oeiras (Oeiras Municipality, Portugal), near Lisbon, as well as in other sites: Maia (Maia, Portugal), near Porto, Portugal; Gdansk
Personal life He was born in Balestrand, Norway to Karoline Metella Suur and Harald Ulrik Sverdrup (Harald Ulrik Sverdrup (politician)), a member of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting), whose brother Johan Sverdrup was Prime Minister of Norway between 1884 and 1889. ''Georg Sverdrup. Dictionary of American Biography Base Set'' (American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936) left thumb Arctic Char (File:Arctic Char.jpg) Research aimed at determining the suitability of Arctic char as a cultured species has been ongoing since the late 1970s. The Canadian government's Freshwater Institute of Fisheries and Oceans Canada at Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the Huntsman Marine Science Centre of New Brunswick, pioneered the early efforts in Canada. Arctic char is also farmed (fish farming) at least in Iceland, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, West Virginia, ARC Mining Fresh Water for Aquaculture and Ireland. The name is of Norse origin deriving from Setberg, meaning `flat topped hill', - an accurate description of the location of the village from where good views of the surrounding countryside can be obtained. The place name Setberg from which Sadberge derives also occurs in Norway and in Viking settled Iceland. Closer to home in Norse (Norsemen) settled Cumbria we may find the village of Sedbergh near Kendal which has the same meaning. * 3 November - Imvo Zabantsundu ''(Opinion of the People)'', South Africa's first newspaper for Black people is published by Thanda Press in King William's Town * 15 November - The Berlin Conference (Berlin Conference (1884)) starts: 14 countries (Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain
*As this is the english Wikipedia, I grow tired of all this Norway trivia. '''Delete''' the whole country. --Asriel86 (User:Asriel86) 17:53, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC) *'''Delete''' this article on a non-notable person, but keep Norway. The ''country'' is notable, and there are 4.6 million people there, myself included, who don't want it deleted. Sjakkalle (User:Sjakkalle) 06:40, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC) **I don't think that Asriel86 (User:Asriel86) was suggesting that we delete Norway, just the increasing number of articles relating to non-notable Norwegian people and events that no-one in Norway seems to have heard of either. This is one of them - '''Delete'''. SteveW (User:SteveW) Talk (User talk:SteveW) 10:27, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC) *'''Delete''' this article on a non-notable person, but keep Norway. The ''country'' is notable, and there are 4.6 million people there, myself included, who don't want it deleted. Sjakkalle (User:Sjakkalle) 06:40, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC) **I don't think
of these artists had significant influence after their deaths for the rest of the 19th century, and were 20th century rediscoveries from obscurity, though Blake was always known as a poet, and Norway's leading painter Johan Christian Dahl was heavily influenced by Friedrich. The Rome-based Nazarene movement of German artists, active from 1810, took a very different path, concentrating on medievalizing history paintings with religious and nationalist themes. Novotny, 112–121<
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leksikon language Norwegian accessdate 2011-09-09 '''''I Am Dina''''' is a 2002 (2002 in film) Swedish (Sweden)-Norwegian (Norway)-Danish (Denmark) film directed by Ole Bornedal. It is based on the 1989 book ''Dinas bok'' (''Dina's Book'') by Herbjørg Wassmo. The movie was one of the most high-profile in Norwegian (Norway) movie history. '''Nordli''' is a former municipality (List of former municipalities of Norway) in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The municipality encompassed the northern part of the present-day municipality of Lierne. The main church for the municipality was Nordli Church in the municipal center, Sandvika (Sandvika, Nord-Trøndelag). Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway
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'''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.