Norway we see nowadays is completely different than the Norway when it was found. All the Norway was covered with thick ice when it was found but as the time changed and ice melted then all the things have changed. In this article, you will get to know about the geography of Norway and what it is actually made up of.
Norway is known as the most beautiful country in the world. And it is only famous for its natural attractions. This is one of the most mountainous areas all over Europe. Almost two-thirds of the land is covered with mountains over here. Most of the area is covered by the Scandinavian Mountain ranges. There are huge plateaus and big valleys which are also covered with glaciers. They also have the largest glacier in all over Europe.
Norway has almost 2000 types of plants. And these plants are immune to the temperature of Norway and the majority are only found in the mountainous areas. There are thick forests of pine and spruce which are present in big glacial valleys. You can find good natural vegetation over there and even the floor od these forests are covered with mosses. And there is a huge variety of trees over here and even if you go to the place where the place is filled with hills. All types of berries are available all over Norway and it is available in huge quantity.
Most of the arctic animals are found in Norway like Reindeer and lemmings. The animal which is found in the highest abundance in the coniferous forest is Elk. And if you move towards the west coast you will be able to find red deers which are also in huge numbers. When it comes to fish only trout and salmon are found in the majority but they have a wide variety of fishes as well. Over here now fishing is considered a part of a picnic. In saltwater fishing is free of cost and people go over there spend some good time with their families and enjoy catching and eating fish.
Riches and Power:
This country is known for its reserves in natural resources. Only Saudi Arabia is the only country that exports more oil in the world than Norway and they are the second ones. The rich resources of oil and gas were found in Norway. And now Norway is one of the main and largest exporters of Oil. These two minerals have played the highest role in making what Norway is today. By exporting these petroleum products all over the world they have become the richest and one of the best country in the whole world.
Norway has the biggest reserves when it comes to hydro generation as well. All the electrical power which is used in Norway is covered by these hydroelectric power stations. It is also known that in the past years Norway had the highest production of hydroelectricity. With the help of this Norway was also able to produce aluminum and this production was highest the world had ever seen from any country. And they also have the major contributions of other elements like magnesium and all.
By looking at the landscape of Norway it is very difficult to build roads and ways in this place. All the area is covered with mountains and deep valleys so transportation asks for special attention so that everyone can travel from one place to another with peace. Nowadays Norway has the best public transport system with a huge number of busses, trains, and planes available.
Only 2 percent of Norway’s agriculture adds up to the yearly GDP. Almost 3 percent of the land is suitable over here for agriculture based on its severe climatic conditions. Most of the agricultural part is based on the east and south of the Swedish border. As there is a higher proportion of precipitation over here and the soil over here is very fertile and growing crops over here is a benefit. The land over here has an immense deposit of minerals that are needed for the plants to grow healthy.
6000 years ago people from Indo-European came here and settled here and most of them are settled in Oslo which is now known as the capital of Norway. Norway has a mixture of almost everyone from all around the world but the majority is from Norway itself and almost 20 percent is from all over the world. In the 21st century, Norway gave shelter to a large number of immigrants and refugees mainly from Africa and other parts as well. Now they are settled over there and now look like the natives of Norway.
The main language spoken over here is from the German dialect or it is derived from the north part of Germany. This language has there more alphabets than the Latin language. Over here the accents and dialect are a mixture of three different countries but it is understood all over these Scandinavian countries. Bokmal is the main language spoken over here or you can say it is their national language which is also taught in schools and degrees are also available in this language. English is spoken as the second language over here which is widely spoken and also taught in schools, colleges, and universities.
These are the main geographical features of Norway, Norway has changed a lot and it is developing itself each and every day so if you compare Norway from the last decade you will be shocked after seeing its development from the last decade. That is why Norway is the best because they never stop growing and developing and they have the best geography in the world and the highest natural reserves in the world.