Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. According to tradition, the history of the country can be traced back to 872 when the Viking King Harald Fairhair unified the country. The country has undergone many changes since these times, including two separate unions (with Denmark and later Sweden). The last of these unions was dissolved in 1905 and the country became an independent state once again. Norway was also occupied by German forces in World War II in 1940, but was liberated in 1945. These facts might give you a clue to where Norway is located!
Where is Norway located?
Norway is located on the northern and western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, which is located in Northern Europe. Most of the country shares a border with Sweden, which is located to the west. The northernmost part of Norway shares a border with Finland and Russia. To the south of the country is the Skagerrak Strait, which separates the country from Denmark. The North Sea lies to the south-west and separates Norway and the United Kingdom. The following map shows the location of Norway in Europe (in blue).
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Did you know?
Norway also claim Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya), which is a subantarctic island located in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is best known as the most remote island in the world. It was claimed for Norway in 1927 and officially declared a dependency in 1930. Norway also claim a number of other areas including Svalbard (an Arctic archipelago), Jan Mayen Island (Arctic island), Peter I Island (Antarctic island), Queen Maud Land (Norwegian Antarctic land claim). However, not all of these claims are accepted by other countries.