A kingdom occupying the western side of the Scandinavian peninsula and extending more than a thousand miles from a point parallel with central Labrador to a point north of the Arctic Circle, where for several weeks in summer the sun does not set. The scattered population of 4.3 million (1994) live principally along the coast. The major part of its approximately 125,000 square miles (324,000 square kilometers) is mountainous, some peaks reaching an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). The Norwegians make their living principally by mining, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, forest industries, commerce, transportation, and fishing. Christianity entered Norway during the eleventh century and gradually won over the pagan Norsemen. Early in the sixteenth century when the teachings of ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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