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  • Gala Nobel Prize Ceremonies in Sweden, Norway¬†
    Saturday night in Scandinavia, a group of world-famous prizes will be awarded in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and world peace, all funded by the legacy of an industrialist best known for inventing dynamite. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:51:11 -0500.
  • Dylan, Polite? It Ain’t Him, Babe
    Bob Dylan’s Nobel no-show leaves the Swedish Academy to deny that it’s insulted.
    Sarah Lyall.  New York Times.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:45:18 GMT.
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  • Euro 2016: Iceland fans win Fifa nomination for chant
    Icelandic football fans are nominated as Fifa fans of the year for their iconic chant during the Euros.
    BBC News.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:52:02 GMT.
  • Bioinvent Terminates Current BI-505 Phase II Study
    LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: BioInvent International (STO:BINV) announces that it has decided to terminate its current clinical Phase II study with BI-505 in multiple myeloma. ... ...
    Business Wire.  Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:56:00 UTC.
  • Mouse-sized art appears on Swedish street
    Artists create a tiny street scene at pavement level in Malmo.
    BBC News.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:13:11 GMT.
  • Will ‘Skam,’ a Norwegian Hit, Translate?
    This intense series about a group of teenagers has been a success across multiple platforms. Now there are plans for an English-language version.
    Rachel Donadio.  New York Times.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:01:13 GMT.
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  • Electrolux Expectations for 2017
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec 9, 2016 -- During 2017, Electrolux will continue to focus on innovative product launches delivering great consumer experiences, in combination with a strong emphasis on cost efficiencies. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:14:00 EST.
  • Trump talks with Finnish president on telephone
    Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talked on the telephone on Thursday. ...
    Xinhua.  2016-12-09.
  • Ericsson says Swedish staff cuts running ahead of plan
    Struggling telecom equipment maker Ericsson said on Thursday sweeping staff cuts in its Swedish home market were running ahead of schedule, resulting in higher restructuring costs this year. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:50:59 -0500.
  • Supply Chain To CEO: Bali Padda Takes The Helm At Lego
    Indian-born LEGO Chief Operating Officer Bali Padda is pictured at a news conference in Copenhagen, on December 6, 2016 during which he was introduced to the media as the Danish toy giant LEGO's new CEO. ...
    By Kevin O'marah, Contributor.  Forbes.  Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:16:00 -0500.
Norway map, showing Oslo, its capital city, as well as other Norwegian cities
Sweden map, showing Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, and parts of adjacent Scandinavian countries
Denmark map, showing Copenhagen, its capital city, and other Danish cities

Facts About Scandinavia

The Scandinavian countries of northern Europe include Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as Finland and Iceland.  For more news and official information about the nations of Scandinavia, please visit the national government websites highlighted below.

The Kingdom of Norway's capital city is Oslo, and its currency is the Norwegian Krone.  Norwegian is the official language of Norway, and in 2007, the estimated population of Norway was 4,628,000.

The Kingdom of Sweden's capital city is Stockholm, and its currency is the Swedish Krona.  Swedish is the official language of Sweden, and in 2007, the estimated population of Sweden was 9,031,000.

The Kingdom of Denmark's capital city is Copenhagen, and its currency is the Danish Krone.  Danish is the official language of Denmark, and in 2007, the estimated population of Denmark was 5,468,000.

The Republic of Finland's capital city is Helsinki, and its currency is the Euro.  Finnish is the official language of Finland, and in 2007, the estimated population of Finland was 5,238,000.

The Republic of Iceland's capital city is Reykjavik, and its currency is the Krona.  Icelandic is the official language of Iceland, and in 2007, the estimated population of Iceland was 302,000.

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