Nordic Countries

Scandinavian languages at a glance
The North Germanic language group, which is often referred to as Scandinavian languages, comprises of five languages, and is a subgroup of the Germanic languages. In addition to Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic, Faroese is also part of this language group, which is spoken by about 20 million people.
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Little known and entertaining information about Iceland
Iceland is located in the far north of Europe, and although it’s the second largest island state; it’s the least populated country with less than 500,000 inhabitants. Icelanders' standard of living has been among the highest for years compared to the rest of the world, even though Iceland is a divided country.
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Interesting facts about Finland and Finnish language
Finland is located in the north of Europe and borders onto Norway, Sweden, the Baltic Sea, and Russia. In the land of a thousand lakes, there are actually more than 180,000 lakes and 178,888 islands. Wild camping is generally permitted in Finland, as in many Nordic countries, and this naturally attracts hiking tourists from all over the world. Fishing or collecting fresh cranberries is also a popular leisure activity for the locals. Finns love coffee so much that they are the undisputed leaders in terms of global per capita consumption.
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Facts about Norway – the land of fjords
Norway is located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe and has 2,600 kilometres of coastline. Mardalsfossen in the Vestlandet region plunges more than 650 metres into the sea, making it the highest waterfall in Europe. Norway has about 150,000 small islands. The country is considered the birthplace of many winter sports. According to a UN study, Norwegians are the happiest people in the world, have the highest standard of living according to the Human Development Index, and the Norwegian capital Oslo has been named the most expensiv
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Interesting facts about Sweden and Swedish language
Large parts of Sweden are flat or only slightly hilly, but towards the Norwegian border there are mountain ranges rising to more than 2,000 metres. Although you hear about the Kingdom of Sweden, the monarchy in Sweden is only representative, and democratic decisions are made in parliament. The kingdom includes more than 200,000 islands and almost 100,000 lakes. The country borders onto the Baltic Sea, Norway, Finland, and its west coast forms the Kattegat, a sea area considered difficult to navigate. In terms of pure land area, Sweden is the fo
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interesting information about denmark and danish language
Denmark is located in Scandinavia and comprises of 406 islands, in addition to the Jutland Peninsula, of which only 82 are inhabited. The Öresund Bridge connects Denmark to the neighbouring country of Sweden and in Denmark's capital Copenhagen you will find the statue of the Little Mermaid. What is less well known is that no geographical point in the country is more than 52 kilometres from the sea, and Denmark's highest point is just 172 metres high. Since the country is very flat, it is hardly surprising that about a third of Danes commute to work by bi
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Interesting facts about Greenland and Greenlandic
Greenland is the largest island in the world and one of the least populated areas in the world. Almost 80 percent of the country is covered by an ice cap, yet the ice-free area is about the size of Sweden. It is estimated that only about 60,000 people live there. The first settlers in Greenland probably died out, but there then followed several waves of immigration from North America. In the 13th century the Inuit immigrated from Asia and their descendants keep the centuries-old traditions of their ancestors alive. In the translation
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Surprising facts about the Faroe Islands
Føroyar is translated from the Faroese as "sheep island". This is not surprising, as there are about one and a half times as many sheep as people living on the 18 Faroe Islands. Although the islands belong to Denmark, they are managed autonomously and are therefore not members of the EU. The individual islands are so small that no matter where you go, you are no further than five kilometres away from the sea. The climate on the islands is surprisingly mild, although they are located in the middle of the North Atlantic.
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the e-commerce market in Sweden
It is only recently that the e-commerce market in Sweden has taken on a greater significance ...
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Denmark and their innovative food industry
Having the third largest agriculture and food sector ...
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