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Atlas of Norway

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Norge / Noreg

Norsk (Bokmål) Norge - Kongeriket Norge

Kongeriket Norge er et skandinavisk land vest på den skandinaviske halvøy. Til lands grenser Norge mot Sverige, Finland og Russland i øst. Landet er langt og smalt, og kysten strekker seg langs Nordatlanteren med havområder som Skagerrak, Nordsjøen, Norskehavet og Barentshavet, hvor også Norges kjente fjorder befinner seg. Øya Jan Mayen i nordvest er administrert som en del av hovedlandet og grenser til havs mot islandsk farvann. Øygruppen Svalbard er under norsk suverenitet med de begrensninger Svalbardtraktaten setter, men er i likhet med Jan Mayen en del av kongeriket. Bouvetøya i Sydatlanteren er derimot et norsk biland. Norge gjør også krav på Peter 1.s øy i det sørlige Stillehavet og territoriet Dronning Maud Land i Antarktis, men begge disse omfattes av Antarktis-traktaten, som legger territoriale krav i Antarktis på is. På grunn av uenighet om delelinjen mellom norsk og russisk territorialfarvann i Barentshavet, finnes det et område som inntil videre blir administrert av begge statene, det såkalte omstridte området.

Norsk (Nynorsk) Noreg - Kongeriket Noreg

Kongeriket Noreg er eit nordisk land vest på den skandinaviske halvøya. Til lands grenser Noreg mot Sverige i aust, Finland og Russland i nordaust, og til havs mot Danmark i sør og Storbritannia i sørvest. Noreg er langt og smalt, og kysten strekkjer seg langsmed Nordatlanteren med havområda Skagerrak, Nordsjøen, Norskehavet og Barentshavet. Den arktiske øygruppa Svalbard er under norsk suverenitet med dei avgrensingane som gjeld i Svalbardtraktaten, men Svalbard er til liks med øya Jan Mayen ein del av kongeriket. Bouvetøya i Søratlanteren er derimot eit norsk biland. Noreg gjer òg krav på Peter 1.s øy i det sørlege Stillehavet og territoriet Dronning Maud Land i Antarktis, men begge desse er omfatta av Antarktistraktaten som legg territoriale krav i Antarktis på is.

Sámegiella Norga - Norga gonagasriika

Norga gonagasriika lea riika Eurohpas. Norgga oaivegávpot lea Oslo. Norggas lea oktasaš eanarádji Ruoŧain, Suomain ja Ruošain ja mearrarádji Dánmárkkuin ja Ovttastuvvan gonagasriikkain.

English Norway - Kingdom of Norway

The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, located in Europe, and bordering ► Sweden, ► Finland and ► Russia. Norway has a very elongated shape; the country's extensive coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean is home to its famous fjords. The Kingdom of Norway also includes the Arctic island territories of ► Svalbard and ► Jan Mayen. The Norwegian sovereignty on Svalbard is based on the Svalbard Treaty, but this does not apply to Jan Mayen. ► Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and a claim for Peter I Island in the South Pacific Ocean are also external dependencies, but these are not part of the Kingdom. Norway also claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica where it has established the Troll permanent research station. To the west of Norway are located ► Iceland and the ► Faroe Islands.


Short name  Norway
Official  name Kingdom of Norway
Status Independent country since 1905
Location North Europe
Capital Oslo
Population 4,760,000 inhabitants
Area 385,155 km²
Languages Norwegian (bokmål and nynorsk)(official), Sami
Religions Protestantism
More information Norway, Geography of Norway, History of Norway and Politics of Norway
More  images Norway - Norway (Category).

General maps

No-map.png Map of Norway
Norgeskart.png Same map in Norwegian
Map Norway political-geo.png A geopolitical map of Norway, exhibiting its 19 first-order subnational divisions (fylker or "counties")
Norway counties.svg Counties of Norway, with administrative "county numbers". Please note that there is no county no. 13. Previously Bergen was a separate county (no. 13), but has since been incorporated into Hordaland without this affecting the numbers of the other counties. Svalbard is not a county but a territory under Norwegian sovereignty.
Norway municipalities 2012 blank.svg Municipalities of Norway

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Counties

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Norway, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Norway.

Pre-roman iron age (map).PNG A map of the area covered by the Pre-Roman Iron Age, 4th century BC - 1st century BC
Vikings-Voyages.png Voyages of the Vikings 795-1000
Norwegen Wikingerzeit.JPG Norway under the Vikings (in German)
Viking expansion.png Map showing Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Areas denoted in green are those affected by frequent viking incursions but with little or no Scandinavian settlement.
Norwegian petty kingdoms ca. 820.png Norwegian petty kingdoms ca. 820 at the death of Gudrød the Hunter. The most important kingdoms were Vestfold (red), Hålogaland (purple), Alvheim (yellow) and Agder (green).
Norwegian petty kingdoms ca. 860.png Petty kingdoms ca. 860 at the death of Halfdan the Black. In red is the kingdom inherited by Harald Fairhair.
Haarfargereich.jpg The kingdom of Harald Fairhair ca 860
Norwegian petty kingdoms ca. 872.png Petty kingdoms ca. 872 (the unified kingdom shown in red) before the defining Battle of Hafrsfjord
Norwegian petty kingdoms ca. 930.png King Harald I's division of the kingdom ca. 930. The yellow areas are petty kingdoms, the purple is the domain of the earls of Lade, orange is the domain the earls of Møre
Norway 1000 AD.png The division of the kingdom after the Battle of Svolder (1000) between Sweden (yellow), Denmark (red) and the earl of Lade (purple).
Norway 1020 AD.png Unified Norway during the reign of Saint Olav ca. 1020. In pale red the Finnmarken ("Marches#Norway of the Sami") most of which paid tribute to the kings of Norway.
Scandinavia 1219.gif Scandinavia in 1219. The realms of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Sword Brethren. In yellow, the Estonian island of Saaremaa (Ösel) claimed by Denmark (conquered by the Sword Brethren in 1227) and the territories conquered by Denmark in northern Germany.
The Kalmar Union at the beginning of the 16 Century.PNG The Kalmar Union 16th Century
Scandinavia 1645.gif Denmark-Norway in 1646 (Treaty of Brömsebro)
Scandinavia 1658.gif Denmark-Norway in 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde)
The height of Swedish territories in 1658..png Denmark-Norway in 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde)
Denmark-Norway in 1780.PNG Denmark-Norway 1780

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Si0050x1024.jpg Norway 1570
Gerhard Mercator-Svecia et Norvegia cum confinys 1595.jpg Denmark-Norway 1595
Nicolò Zeno, Girolamo Ruscelli. Septenirionalivm Partivm Nova Tabvla. ca.1599.jpg Norway 1599
Joan Blaeu-Norvegia Regnum ca. 1662.jpg Norway 1662
1668-Map-of-Norway.JPG Norway 1688
Map of Norway 1720.jpg Norway 1720
Map-of-Norway-1761-Complete.jpg Norway 1720
Schweden und Norwegen um 1888.jpg Norway and Sweden 1888

Other maps

Temp normal norway.jpg Temperature map
Stamvegnett pr 2002.png Major roads, 2002

Satellite maps

Terrain of Norway with red snow.jpg Satellite map
Satellite image of Norway in February 2003.jpg Satellite map

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