Society and People

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

Norway is situated in northern Europe, sharing land borders with Finland, Sweden and Russia, and the waters of the Skagerrak strait with Denmark. People have lived in Norway since the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Norway also has an ancient native people living in the northern part of the country. They are called the Sami, and were originally nomadic reindeer herders. They hav... Read more

For several hundred years, Norway shared a king with Denmark and then with Sweden. The country became independent again in 1905 and crowned its own king. The Royal House of Norway belongs to the House of Glücksburg. Read more

Norway's parliament is called the Storting. The Storting has 169 members representing eight political parties. About two thirds are men and one third are women. Read more