What's Norway like? What are the Norwegians like? What's it like being a child in Norway? This website, which is aimed at schoolchildren and young people, will give you some answers.

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Norway is the most northerly country in Europe. It is an independent state with its own king and queen, parliament and government. Norway is a member of many world organisations, such as NATO and the United Nations (UN) but it is not a member of the European Union (EU).

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Norway is situated in northern Europe, sharing land borders with Finland, Sweden and Russia, and the waters of the Skagerrak strait with Denmark.

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The Norwegian Vikings made a big splash in the world 1,000 years ago. Since then, Norway has played a more modest part in history. In recent years, Norway has taken on a role as international peacemaker and negotiator.

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Is Norway a good country for children to live in? What freedoms and rights do children enjoy? Do they enjoy school? What music do they like?

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What music is popular in Norway? What's the food like? Did you know that many world-famous artists and writers are Norwegian? Norwegians also love sports, such as skiing and football.

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You may think that because Norway is so far north, it would be a very cold country. But even though it has mostly cold winters with lots of snow, Norway also has warm, sunny summers. In fact, the range of weather in Norway is quite similar to that of the UK.

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