Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort. Norway is a narrow country in northern Europe. It shares the Scandinavian Peninsula with Sweden and Finland. Norway’s coastline is famous for its fjords (fyords), which are sea inlets between steep cliffs. The fjords were carved out by glaciers, as were the country’s mountains.
Key cities in Norway include: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Baerum, Kristiansand, Sandnes, and Tromso.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
The history of Montenegro begins in the early Middle Ages, into the former Roman province of Dalmatia that forms present-day Montenegro. In the 9th century, there were three principalities on the territory of Montenegro: Duklja, roughly corresponding to the southern half, Travunia, the west, and Rascia, the north. The culture of Montenegro is as pluralistic and diverse as its history and geographical position would suggest. Montenegro’s culture has drawn influences mainly from Ancient Rome, Christianity, Islam, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, Austria-Hungary, and Yugoslavia. Religion in Norway is mostly Lutheran Christianity, with 71.5% of the population belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway in 2016. The Catholic Church is the next largest Christian church at 2.9%. The unaffiliated make up 16.8% of the population. Islam is followed by 2.9% of the population.
Brief Country History
Norway’s first settlers were hunters and gatherers who arrived here just after the Ice Age. The country is renowned for the Viking Age, a period thought to have begun with the plundering of England’s Lindisfarne monastery by Nordic pirates in 793 AD. The Vikings were great sailors and warriors and conquered many lands. Viking leader Harald Hårfagre (Fair-Hair) unified Norway around 900 and King Olav converted the people to Christianity a century later. The Viking Age ended in 1066 with the demise of Norwegian king Harald Hardråda. Oslo emerged as a center of power in the 13th century and continued to foster a golden era until the mid-14th century when the bubonic plague devastated the city. At various points in time, Norway was part of Norway and Sweden. Growing nationalism eventually led to Norway’s peaceful secession from Sweden in 1905. Norway stayed neutral during the world wars but was occupied by the Nazis in 1940, who rampaged through the towns and villages to quell the Resistance. The royal family returned to power at the end of the war. In 1960 Norway joined the European Free Trade Association and over the next two decades, instituted reforms that make it the ‘most egalitarian social democracy in western Europe’. Norway has since achieved one of the highest standards of living in the world.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
The most widely spoken language in Norway is Norwegian. It is a North Germanic language, closely related to Swedish and Norwegian, all linguistic descendants of Old Norse. Norwegian is used by some 95% of the population as a first language.
Important Types of Commerce in Norway
Manufacturing, mining, and crude petroleum and gas production accounted for nearly 31% of the GDP in 2000. The most important export industries are oil and gas extraction, metalworking, pulp and paper, chemical products, and processed fish.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Norway
The main business language of Norway is Norwegian as it is used by 95% of the people as the first language. To interact and transmit lossless messages across the people in Norway it is required to professionally translate important documents in Norwegian. Many multinational service sector companies including financial services, transport, communications and trade do business in Norway. Moreover, Copenhagen, Norway also houses the headquarters of a number of major pharmaceutical and biotech firms. This sparks the urgent need of specialized Norwegian translators for the Life Sciences have experience working with an array of documents including Norwegian clinical trial questionnaires, Norwegian CRFs, Norwegian IFUs, Norwegian informed consents, Norwegian package inserts and labels, Norwegian patient surveys, Norwegian product datasheets, Norwegian protocols, and more.
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