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Norway

Norway is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian peninsula. Norway has a total area of 239,384 sq mi and a population of about 4.8 million, making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. Norway is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with King Harald V as its head of state and Erna Solberg as its prime minister. Norway has continually maintained the #1 spot on the Human Development Index, with top ranks in education, life expectancy and standards of living.


Capital

Oslo

Government

Unitary Constitutional Monarchy

Language

Norwegian

Currency

Norwegian Krone


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"Our year with our Norweigian exchange student changed the lives of not just our family, but our whole community."

— The Moody family, Massachusetts

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Anneli, from Norway, made this video to show her host family a little bit more about her life at home!

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Norwegian Meatballs
 
Ingredients
 
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp each salt, sugar
1/2 tsp each ginger, nutmeg, allspice
1/4 tsp pepper
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb ground pork
For the gravy:
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
3 tbsp butter
5 tbsp flour
4 cups beef broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
Dash of cayenne pepper and white pepper
Directions
 

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion and seasonings. Let stand until crumbs absorb milk. Add meat; stir until well blended. Shape into 1-in. meatballs.

Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400 until browned, about 18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160; drain. Set aside.

For gravy, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and brown lightly. Slowly add broth; cook and stir until smooth and thickened. Blend in the cream, cayenne and white pepper. Gently stir in meatballs; heat through but do not boil.

Fun Facts
  • Norway contain 5.1 million people, about as many as Colorado.
  • Norway is 148,748 sq. miles, about the same size as Montana.
  • You can go on a killer whale safari in Lofoten.
  • Norway has won more Winter Olympic medals than any other country: 329 as of 2014.
  • There are around 450,000 lakes in Norway.
  • Despite being one of the world's leading oil exporters, Norway is among the most expensive places to purchase gasoline.
  • Norway is regarded as the birth place of modern skiing.
  • Both the world's longest and deepest tunnels can be found in Norway.
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Hallo
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