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Norway - Geography
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman
  

1     Norway is a kingdom in northern Europe. It occupies the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and shares borders with Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Norway has a very long coastline, pierced by fjords--deep narrow bays, with majestic rocks towering at their sides. Also, about 50,000 islands lie along the Norwegian coast. Some of them are just rocky reefs sticking out from the sea. All these islands help protect Norway from very strong winds and storms coming from the Atlantic Ocean.
 
2     Norway is often called The Land of the Midnight Sun, because from the middle of May through the end of July the sun shines there at night as well as in the day. That phenomenon of the midnight sun is a characteristic of Arctic regions. And even though just about one third of Norway lies north of the Arctic Circle, nowhere in the country--even the far south--experiences true darkness at night during that season.
 
3     About three-fifths of Norway is covered by mountains. Some of them are covered with snow, others with ice. Large amounts of permanent ice and snow formed in mountains or at the poles are called glaciers. Norway has some of the largest glaciers in Europe. People who lived in Norway thousands of years ago invented skiing to travel over the snow-covered land. Today, as you know, skiing is very popular, and people from all over the world visit Norway to ski on its famous glaciers.

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