The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land, until 1814, the kingdom included the Faroe Islands and Iceland. It included Isle of Man until 1266, Shetland and Orkney until 1468, Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres and a population of 5,258,317. The country shares a long border with Sweden. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. King Harald V of the Dano-German House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway, erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. A constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution, the kingdom is established as a merger of several petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from the year 872, the kingdom has existed continuously for 1,144 years, Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels and municipalities.
The Sámi people have an amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament. Norway maintains close ties with the European Union and the United States, the country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, lumber, the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the countrys gross domestic product. On a per-capita basis, Norway is the worlds largest producer of oil, the country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists. On the CIAs GDP per capita list which includes territories and some regions, from 2001 to 2006, and again from 2009 to 2017, Norway had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world. It has the highest inequality-adjusted ranking, Norway ranks first on the World Happiness Report, the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity and the Democracy Index.
Norway has two names, Noreg in Nynorsk and Norge in Bokmål. The name Norway comes from the Old English word Norðrveg mentioned in 880, meaning way or way leading to the north. In contrasting with suðrvegar southern way for Germany, and austrvegr eastern way for the Baltic, the Anglo-Saxon of Britain referred to the kingdom of Norway in 880 as Norðmanna land. This was the area of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway, and because of him
Districts of Norway
The country Norway is historically divided into a number of districts. Many districts have deep roots, and only partially coincide with todays administrative units of counties and municipalities. The districts are defined by geographical features, often valleys, mountain ranges, plains, or coastlines, many such regions were petty kingdoms up to the early Viking age. A high percentage of Norwegians identify themselves more by the district live in or come from. Thus and regional commonality in folk culture tended to correspond to those same geographical units, the construction of railroads between distant parts of the country. The opening of dozens of new airports all over the country through the 1960s and 1970s, the release of private cars from government rationing and import restrictions from the 1950s onwards. A concrete display of the Norwegian habit of identifying themselves by district can be seen in the many regional costumes, called bunad, the following list is non-exhaustive and partially overlapping.
The first name is the name in Bokmål, the second Nynorsk, helgeland Lofoten Ofoten Salten Vesterålen See Finnmark, Hålogaland and Troms
Flatanger is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region, the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Lauvsnes. Other villages include Jøssund and Vik, Flatanger was established as a municipality on 1 January 1871 when it was separated from the large municipality of Fosnes. It is one of the few municipalities in Norway whose boundaries have not changed since it was established, the municipality is named after the old name for one of the fjords in the area, but it is not known which one. The name is composed of two parts, which means shallow water, and angr, which means fjord or inlet. The coat-of-arms is from modern times, they were granted in 1990, the arms show three silver chevrons on a green background. The design was chosen to represent the bow of a boat, the Church of Norway has one parish within the municipality of Flatanger. It is part of the Namdal deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros, the municipality consists mostly of mainland, but includes almost 1,400 islands of various sizes.
Some of the islands include Bjørøya, Lauvøya, Halmøya. Ellingråsa Lighthouse is located on the island of Bjørøya and Villa Lighthouse is on Villa and these islands all lie on the south side of the Folda firth. The Namsenfjorden forms part of the boundary of the municipality. The municipality is governed by a council of elected representatives. The municipal council of Flatanger is made up of 15 representatives that are elected to four years. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows, In the 2007 municipal elections, Flatanger had the highest vote for the Venstre party in all of Norway, Flatanger is home to one of the worlds hardest rock climbs. Change 9b+/5. 15c+ which was first sent by Adam Ondra on 4 October 2012
Bjugn is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region, the village of Botngård is the administrative centre of Bjugn municipality. Other villages in Bjugn include Høybakken, Jøssund, Lysøysundet, Oksvoll, the municipality of Bjugn was established in 1853 when it was separated from the large municipality of Ørland. On 26 March 1870, a resolution moved an unpopulated part of Åfjord to Bjugn. On 1 January 1899, the district of Nes and the southern district of Skjørn were separated from Bjugn. On 1 January 1964, Nes, Jøssund, and the part of Stjørna were all merged with Bjugn to create a new. The population of Bjugn increased from 1,240 to 4,940, Bjugn was on the Robek-list in 2015. The Old Norse form of the name was Bjugn, the name is derived from bjúgr which means bent, probably referring to the bent form of the local fjord, the Bjugnfjorden. The coat-of-arms is from modern times and they were granted on 17 February 1989. The arms show a yellow rudder on a background, representing the historic importance of fishing in the municipality.
The Church of Norway has three parishes within the municipality of Bjugn and it is part of the Deanery of Fosen and the Diocese of Nidaros. The municipality of Bjugn is located on the Fosen peninsula on the mainland, plus many islands, the Asenvågøy lighthouse is located in the far north of the municipality. The Bjugnfjorden and Stjørnfjord both are located partially in Bjugn, neighboring Bjugn is the municipality of Ørland to the southwest, Rissa to the south and southeast, and Åfjord to the northeast. There are five reserves in Bjugn. Hildremsvatnet Nature Reserve is the largest at 23,441 decares and includes several nature types, the Fosenhallen are an indoor multi-use ice rink. The Fosenhallen was used to host the 2014 World Junior Speed Skating Championships, the municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor. The municipal council of Bjugn is made up of 21 representatives that are elected to four years. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows, Sør-Trøndelag travel guide from Wikivoyage Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
Agdenes is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Orkdalen region, the administrative centre is the village of Selbekken. Other villages in the municipality include Ingdalen, Vassbygda, the municipality of Værnes was established on 1 January 1896 when it was separated from the large municipality of Ørland. It encompassed the area along the Trondheimsleia and initially, the population was 1,412, the name was changed to Agdenes on 17 May 1897 by a royal resolution. On 1 January 1964, the part of Agdenes was merged into Snillfjord along with Heim. On the same date, the municipality of Lensvik and the Ingdalen area of Stadsbygd were merged into Agdenes to form a municipality of Agdenes. On 1 January 1995, the Moldtun area was transferred to neighboring Snillfjord and this was because the area had been without an outside road connection, and once the road was built, it was built in the direction of Snillfjord, not Agdenes. Therefore, it was logical for the residents to vote to change municipalities, the municipality is named after the old Agdenes farm, since the first church was built there.
The meaning of the first element is unknown and the last element is nes which means headland, the coat-of-arms is from modern times. They were granted on 30 August 1991, the arms show a field of ermine under a red chief. The ermine field symbolizes the fur farming in the municipality, as ermine is a royal symbol, it symbolises the fact that in historical times the local overlords and kings have resided in the village. The Church of Norway has one parish within the municipality of Agdenes and it is part of the Deanery of Orkdal and the Diocese of Nidaros. The industrial density of Agdenes is above the average. Most of the work within the milk or forest industry. The growth of strawberries and the breeding of fur animals are important industries as well, the most common varieties of strawberry grown here are Korona, Senga Sengana, and Bounty. Today, strawberry collection is performed by workers, which are mainly from Poland. In the initial stages, the Norwegian youth were the main workforce, the municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor.
The municipal council of Agdenes is made up of 17 representatives that are elected to four years
Statistics Norway is the Norwegian statistics bureau. Relying on a staff of about 1,000, Statistics Norway publish about 1,000 new statistical releases every year on its web site, all releases are published both in Norwegian and English. In addition a number of edited publications are published, and all are available on the web site for free, as the central Norwegian office for official government statistics, Statistics Norway provides the public and government with extensive research and analysis activities. It is administratively placed under the Ministry of Finance but operates independently from all government agencies, Statistics Norway has a board appointed by the government. It relies extensively on data registers, but are collecting data from surveys and questionnaires. Hans Henrik Scheel has been the Director General since 2011, Statistics Norway was originally established in 1876. The Statistics Act of 1989 provides the framework for Statistics Norways activities
Lierne is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region, and it is the largest municipality in Trøndelag, the administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sandvika. Other villages include Inderdal, Sørli, and Tunnsjø senter, the municipality borders Sweden to the south and east. Most of Lierne lies on the Swedish side of the divide between Norway and Sweden. The cross-country race Flyktningerennet is held every year. It is a race that follows a route from Nordli to Gäddede in Strömsund Municipality, the municipality of Lierne was established on 1 January 1874 when it was separated from Snåsa. Initially, the population of Lierne was 1,015, on 1 July 1915, it was divided into two municipalities, Nordli and Sørli. On 1 January 1964 they were merged back together again under the former name Lierne, after the merger, there were 2,045 residents in the new municipality. The Old Norse form of the name was Finnahlíð, where the first element is the genitive case of finnr which means Sami person.
The form Lierne is the plural form of li which means mountainside. The coat-of-arms is from modern times, they were granted on 3 February 1984, the arms show three white Willow Ptarmigans on a blue background. The birds are plentiful in the area and hunting them was of great importance historically for the inhabitants to survive during the winters in the area, the bird was thus chosen as a symbol for the municipality. See also, the coats-of-arms of Sirdal and Holtålen The Church of Norway has two parishes within the municipality of Lierne and it is part of the Namdal deanery in the Diocese of Nidaros. Lierne National Park is located in the municipality, and Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park is partly located in Lierne, Lierne has a significant population of brown bears. The municipality is governed by a council of elected representatives. The municipal council of Lierne is made up of 15 representatives that are elected to four years. Currently, the party breakdown is as follows, Nord-Trøndelag travel guide from Wikivoyage Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway