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The Kingdom of Norway is not very densely populated, with a population of around 5.3 million, but it is nevertheless one of the largest countries in Europe. Norway's landscape is particularly impressive, as the country is surrounded by over 150,000 islands and the many fjords, lakes and mountains create a unique landscape. The Hardangervidda plain, for example, is not only the largest mountain plateau in Europe, but also the home of the largest reindeer herd on the continent!
A happy country
Twelve times in a row, Norway has been voted the most livable country in the world and is at the top of the "World Happiness Ranking" 2017, making it one of the safest, most peaceful, best educated and richest countries in the world. 
 
Seed Bank
The Norwegian state has an underground seed bank on the island of Svalbard. Seed samples from all over the world are stored here to protect them from possible threats. The seed bank already has a fitting nickname. Among other things, it is called Doomsday Seed Vault.
 
Gasoline price
Norway is one of the largest oil producing countries in the world and yet the Norwegians pay one of the highest prices for petrol. One litre of petrol costs the equivalent of between €1.70 and €1.80. Driving is therefore a very expensive business in Norway.
 
Skiing
The Norwegians invented skiing about 4000 years ago. On the northern Norwegian island of Rødøy there are rock paintings of a skier that are over 4000 years old. 
Did you know that the word ski comes from the Norwegian language? It is derived from the old Norse word skíð, which means sheath (split wood).