15 Interesting Facts About Norway That You Will Be Amazed To Know

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Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.

Here are the 15 facts about Norway:

1) Norway was ranked as the world’s number 1 country in the 2014 prosperity index for wealth and well being 

2) All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells. 

3) When you publish a book in Norway, the government will buy a 1000 copies and distribute them to libraries 

4) There’s a town in Norway called hell

5) Only 10 police officers have been killed in Norway since World War II 

6) In 2008, Norway donated USD$1 billion to help save the amazon rainforest 

7) Taxis are cheaper than personal cars in Norway. This is done to encourage the use of public transportation in the country 

8.) Norway’s public institutions are free for students from anywhere in the world 

9) Norway’s Oil Fund is the first company to have USD$1 trillion in cash. It is owned by the Government and each Norwegian is entitled to $192,000

10) Sweden has run out of trash so it’s importing garbages from Norway 

11) The longest road tunnel in the world is Laerdal tunnel. It is 24.5km long and it takes on an average of 20 minutes to pass the tunnel 

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12) The world’s sixth tallest and Europe’s highest waterfall vinnufossen which is 860m in height is located in Norway 

13) Norway’s first aircraft hijacker was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer 

14) It takes 3 years of higher education to become a police officer in Norway. Graduates get a b.sc in police studies 

15) Norway’s bouvet island was discovered in 1739 then lost again for another 69 years

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