What is Norway known for?

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, the single spent twelve weeks in the top two of the Billboard Hot 100, of which three were spent at #1 and nine at #2, putting "Gangsta's Paradise" in joint fourth place for the most weeks spent at #2 (List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_chart_achievements_and_milestones#Most_weeks_at_number_two) by a single in the chart's history. '''Heimdal''' is the southernmost borough in Trondheim, Norway named after the god Heimdall in Norse mythology. The area has been continuously

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athletes for the high altitude that they would experience at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. This successful program led to his selection as the 1972 Munich Olympic (Olympic Games) Track and Field head coaching position. Bowerman coached members of teams from Norway, Canada, Australia, and the United States. Highland Glory is one of the first power metal bands from Norway. Jan Thore Grefstad left the band in October 2007, and was replaced by Trine Elise Johansen in January 2008. '''Sven Olaf Bjarte Høiby''' (14 November 1936 – 21 March 2007) was the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit (Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway) of Norway. Høiby worked for several years as a journalist in a local newspaper and as a small-scale advertiser and publisher in his hometown. After his daughter married the Crown Prince, he became a subject of articles in the yellow press (Yellow journalism), especially ''Se og Hør (Se og Hør (Norway))''. Women January 23: Norway – USA 1-3, friendly January 26: Norway – Germany 2-2, friendly February 17: Norway – Denmark 3-3, friendly February 20: Norway – Denmark 4-0, friendly March 16: Norway – USA 0-1, friendly March 18: Norway – Canada 1-0, friendly March 20: Norway – France 1-0, friendly May 11: Norway – Belgium 6-0, European Championship qualifier May 15: Norway – Netherlands 2-0, European Championship qualifier August 2: Norway – Nigeria 3-2, friendly September 11: Norway – Denmark 1-1, European Championship qualifier September 20: Norway – France 2-0, World Cup (FIFA Women's World Cup) 1st round September 24: Norway – Brazil 1-4, World Cup (FIFA Women's World Cup) 1st round September 27: South Korea – Norway 1-7, World Cup (FIFA Women's World Cup) 1st round October 1: USA – Norway 1-0, World Cup (FIFA Women's World Cup) quarterfinal The '''Troll Wall''' ( Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway

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a single year. He moved abroad to play for Norwegian (Norway) club FC Lyn (FC Lyn Oslo) in 2002. He played almost every game for Lyn, and enjoyed great popularity with the club's supporters, who nicknamed him "Psycho" Profile at on account of his uncompromising playing style. During his stay at Lyn, Lustü played a further eight Danish national team games. ref

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'''Nora Brockstedt''' is a successful Norwegian (Norway) singer, born on 20 January 1923 in Oslo. She

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take their name from the einherjar. '''Odd Grenland''' is an association football club from Skien, Norway. Originally the football section of a multi-sports club, founded in 1894 nine years after the club's founding, all other sports than football were discontinued and the club became dedicated to football only. It got its current name in 1994 in an effort to represent the district of Grenland. Odd plays in the Norwegian Premier League and holds the record winning

debut band

such as fellow live debut band Gorgoroth and Marduk (Marduk (band)) (who performed their first show abroad). After the recording sessions, Draugen left the band and was replaced by Equimanthorn. Nordic countries Game in Norway, Sweden and Finland include: During 2000–2001, Alsou began working on her debut English album also called ''Alsou'', which was released in Russia on June 28, 2001. It was also released in Germany, Norway, Poland, the Czech Republic and Malaysia. Early life Rasmusen was born on March 25, 1985 in Edmonton Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway

speed events

brother Ivica (Ivica Kostelić) has the rest. Ingemar Stenmark still has nearly one-half of Sweden's 188 wins more than two decades after his retirement. Some nations specialize in either speed (downhill and Super G) or technical (slalom and GS) disciplines, while others are strong across the board. Among nations with 30+ wins, the Canadian (Canada) team has won 73% of its races in speed events, while Yugoslavia Slovenia has won 89% and Sweden 87% of their races in technical

, Norway Lillehammer , Norway. The speed events were held at Kvitfjell and the technical events at Hafjell, from February 13-27, 1994 (1994 Alpine Skiing World Cup). (:de:Olympische Winterspiele 1994 Ski Alpin) Olympische Winterspiele 1994 - Ski Alpin ''(in German)'' Men's events '''Ole Tobiasen''' (born 8 July 1975) is a Danish (Denmark) former footballer (Association football), who played professionally for a number of clubs

performances in the speed races, which won him the Cup title in downhill, Didier Cuche of Switzerland finished a solid third overall. The 2005 (2005 Alpine Skiing World Cup) overall champion and last year's third-place finisher, American Bode Miller, won four speed events but struggled in the technical events, keeping him from the top spots in the overall standings throughout the season. Before the final four individual races of the season, these four athletes still had a mathematical

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versus Hungary (3:0), a quarterfinal versus Great Britain (5:4, he scored a goal) and a semifinal versus Austria (1:3). He also took part in a legendary 1938 World Cup Soccer match Poland - Brazil 5:6 (June 5, 1938, Strasbourg, France). *The song was performed by 2008 American Idol winner David Cook (David Cook (singer)) along with the legendary band on the American Idol finale on May 21, 2008 *Norwegian (Norway) heavy metal (Heavy metal music) band Chrome Division recorded a cover of the song for their 2008 album, ''Booze, Broads and Beelzebub''. *Canadian Electropop band Dragonette created a cover of this song. USAF service Armstrong continued his Air Force career following World War II, first becoming chief of staff for operations of the Pacific Air Command (Pacific Air Forces) on January 18, 1946, and then senior air advisor at the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia), Virginia, on September 9, 1946. After creation of the United States Air Force, Gen. Armstrong served as deputy commanding general of the Alaskan Air Command at Fort Richardson, Alaska (March 31, 1948), and its commanding general (February 26, 1949, to December 26, 1950). While commander, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Aero Club of Norway, the highest civil award of Norway, for helping develop a non-stop polar air route (Polar route) from Alaska to Norway to New York. Norway In Norway, the national government (Quisling regime), headed by Vidkun Quisling, was installed by the Germans as a puppet regime during the occupation (Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany), while king Haakon VII and the previous government were in exile (Nygaardsvold's Cabinet). He encouraged Norwegians to serve as volunteers in the Waffen-SS (5th SS Panzer Division Wiking), collaborating in the deportation of Jews, and was responsible for the executions of Norwegian patriots (Norwegian resistance movement). '''''Ruun''''' is the ninth full-length album by Norwegian (Norway) black metal band Enslaved (Enslaved (band)). It was released on 2 May 2006. It was given Norway's 2006 Spellemann award (Spellemannprisen) for best achievement in the 'Metal' genre. Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia:Norway

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running has been to break world records and become Olympic champion."'' Şarık Tara, the honorary president of her club, said, ''"I am proud of our daughter Elvan. Her achievement is an even greater success than our men's national soccer team (Turkey national football team) finishing third in the World Cup (2002 FIFA World Cup)."'' Identity In the 1930s the initial investigation about the identity of Albert Johnson primarily focused on an obscure individual named Arthur Nelson. Details of Nelson's life are recorded by Yukon researcher and author Richard North. Nelson apparently travelled from Dease Lake, British Columbia up into the Yukon in the 1927 to 1931 period. He had similar guns (a Savage (Savage Arms) .30-30 (.30-30 Winchester) and a .22 (.22 Long Rifle)) as Albert Johnson. Nelson is also remembered by Kaska elders Art John Sr. and others who knew him by the alias "Mickey Nelson" when he trapped and prospected in west central Yukon; Ross River (Ross River, Yukon) region. Yukon author Dick North published his theory that Albert Johnson, Arthur Nelson, and John Johnson from North Dakota were one and the same person in his 1989 book "Trackdown". John Johnson did time in San Quentin (San Quentin State Prison) and Folsom Prison (Folsom State Prison) and his physical description is well documented. North traced John Johnson's identity back to Norway. "Johnny Johnson" was born Johan Konrad Jonsen (1898) in Bardu, Northern Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Recently DNA tests have ruled out the Johnny Johnson theory. The Mad Trapper: Unearthing a Mystery History Norma was started in 1902 by the Enger brothers from Oslo, who a few years earlier started "Norma Projektilfabrik A S". The name "Norma" has, contrary to what someone would think, nothing to do with Norwegian (Norway) or Normandy. The name was chosen because one of the Enger brothers was very fond of the opera ''Norma (Norma (opera))'' by Bellini (Vincenzo Bellini). The Swedish (Sweden) shooting movement needed a Swedish (Sweden) supplier and "Norma Projektilfabrik A S" was asked to establish in Sweden. At this time, Sweden and Norway were united (Union between Sweden and Norway). The Enger brothers took the train to Sweden and simply got off at the first stop on the other side of the border, Charlottenberg, and made inquiries about a suitable factory building. However they found the town council took no interest in their plans and therefore decided to try their luck further into Sweden. Next stop was Åmotfors, where the brothers were better welcomed and decided to establish their company. thumb alt The Museum of Communism. 150px right A poster advertising the Museum of Communism in Prague (File:Museum of communism in prague 2008-08-06.jpg) associates a traditional Russian Matryoshka doll with atrocities of Communism. In the October 2004, the International Gallup Organization (Gallup Poll) announced that according to its poll, ''Helsingin Sanomat'', October 11, 2004, International poll: Anti-Russian sentiment runs very strong in Finland. Only Kosovo has more negative attitude anti-Russia sentiment remained fairly strong throughout Europe and the West in general. It found that Russia was the least popular G-8 country globally. The percentage of population with a negative perception of Russia was 62% in Finland, 57% in Norway, 42% in the Czech Republic and Switzerland, 37% in Germany, 32% in Denmark and Poland, and 23% in Estonia. However, according to the poll, the people of Kosovo had the lowest opinion of Russia: 73% of Kosovar respondents said their opinion was "very negative" or "fairly negative". Overall, the percentage of respondents with a positive view of Russia was only 31%. *In Moldova, Moldovan (Romanian (Romanian language)) is used but Russian is slowly being introduced Commons:Category:Norway Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Wikipedia: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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