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Today I arrived in Norway. I Decide to do some research about it since I was interested in its culture. Here is what I found.

Capital city: Oslo
Language: Bokmal Norwegian
Government type: Does not say
Area (Square Miles): 125,020
Population: Doesn't say
GDP Per Capita: $59,100
Main religion: Lutheran
Main ethnicity: Norwegian

My first landmark I visited while in Norway is the Oscarsborg Fortress. Completed in 1853, Oscarsborg Fortress was built to protect Oslo from hostile foreign forces and played a pivotal role in Norway's World War II defenses. German forces attempted to occupy Norway and ran into stiff opposition at this fortress in 1940. Bombed into submission by German forces and used for quartering German soldiers, Oscarsborg and Norway eventually fell under German occupation.300px-Oscarsborg_fortress,_from_southwest.jpg

My second Location I decided to scout out in Norway was the Urnes Stave Church. Estimates suggest that over 1,300 stave churches were built in Norway during medieval times. Approximately 30 remain today. Urnes Stave Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has survived centuries of weather and wear to provide a medieval cultural experience to thousands of tourists each year. In addition to marveling that this church was made of wood in the 12th and 13th centuries and is still standing.250px-Urnes_stavkirke_2009.JPG

Quotes from USA Today travel guide

Posted by Rhuffstetler 11:46 Archived in Norway

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