Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway: Norway, officially called as the Kingdom of Norway is a sovereign and unitary monarchy. Here are the interesting Norway facts which we should know:

Norway Facts:

  • In Norway, stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes.
  • Advertising to children under the age of 12 is illegal in Norway and Sweden.
  • Sweden and Norway formed the United Kingdom from 1814 to 1905.
  • It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under very particular circumstances.
  • There’s a town in Norway called Hell.

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

  • Rjukan (Norway) and Viganella (Italy) are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun’s rays for up to 6 months every year, so they built large mirrors to reflect daylight downwards.
  • Norway owns an uninhabited frosted island located halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
  • The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream,” set in Norway.
  • Norway’s NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning.
  • Sweden has run out of garbage, so it’s importing garbage from Norway

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

Norway’s King and Government:

  • The monarch of Norway’s title is “Norway’s King” rather than “King of Norway,” signifying that he belongs to the country and not vice versa.
  • The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
  • It takes around three years of higher education to become a police officer in Norway. Graduates get a bachelor’s degree in “Police Studies.”

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

  • Only ten police officers have been killed in Norway since WW2.
  • In Norway, no one can disguise their earnings, as every citizen’s tax returns are made available for everyone else in the country to inspect.
  • King Harald of Norway vowed to stay unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. Then She became the Queen of Norway.
  • When you get a book published in Norway, the Government will buy 1000 copies and distribute them to libraries.

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

Unknown Facts about Norway:

  • Norway has the world’s highest gas values at $10.12 a gallon of premium gas.
  • Norway was originally called “Nordweg,” meaning the “Northern Way.”
  • In Norway, “Texas” is slang for “crazy.”
  • Ikea names sofas, coffee tables, and bookshelves after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; carpets after places in Denmark and dining tables and chairs after areas in Finland.
  • 8.2% of people in Norway have tacos every single Friday.

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

  • “Odd” and “Even” are popular names for males in Norway.
  • Norway’s coastline is long enough to circle the planet two and a half times.
  • Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.
  • Norway’s public Universities are fully free for students from anywhere in the world.
  • Norway had a nationwide “butter crisis” in 2011: a single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of butter would cost about US$50.

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

Norway – Year by Year:

  • Norway was ranked the world’s #1 country in the 2014 Prosperity Index for wealth and well-being.
  • Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to the Japanese in the 80s.
  • In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet “minimum humanitarian standards.”
  • In 2008, Norway donated US$1 billion to help save the Amazon rainforest.

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

  • In 2017, Norway became the first country to turn off FM radio and switch entirely to digital.
  • In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.

Norway Prisoners:

  • Norway’s first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
  • All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
  • Norway’s maximum prison sentence is for 21 years after it abolished life in jail in 1971.
  • In Halden, a high-security prison in Norway, every cell has a flatscreen TV, an en-suite shower and fluffy, white towels.

Norway Facts | Interesting Info about the Norway

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