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  • Iceland boss backs Tory policies
    The boss of Flintshire-based food company Iceland is one of 100 business leaders backing the Conservatives' economic policies in an open letter.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:54:39 GMT.
  • A cascade of crises as Turkey heads for elections
    As one of our editors said around the front page desk yesterday, our news agenda on March 31 could have made headlines for at least a month in any Scandinavian newspaper.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Richard III opera to open in London
    A Swedish rock opera about King Richard III will get its world premiere in London this October.
    BBC News.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:48:49 GMT.
  • Bang and Olufsen to sell car-audio unit to Harman
    Bang and Olufsen A/S plans to sell its automotive sound-system business to Harman International Industries Inc., the US maker of JBL audio equipment, as the Danish company reorganizes to focus on consumer electronics.  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:31:05 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Sports Briefing | Hockey: U.S. Defeats Finland
    Hilary Knight had two goals and an assist as the United States beat Finland, 4-1, in Malmo, Sweden, to improve to 2-0 in Pool A play in the women’s world hockey championship.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:46:31 GMT.
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  • A Norway Prison’s Radical Humaneness
    The maximum-security Halden Fengsel was the first prison built after an overhaul of the Norwegian penal system, and it was designed to mitigate conflict and minimize interpersonal friction.
    Jessica Benko.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:31:35 GMT.
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  • Sovereign wealth funds: What does it take to succeed?
    Norway's sovereign wealth fund, built on off-shore oil reserves and valued at $1 trillion, is held up as a prime example of how such rainy day funds can succeed. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:02:59 EDT.
  • Budget Carrier Ryanair To Launch Service From U.S. To Europe For $15
    Buzz in the transatlantic airfare sector has grown considerably over the last several months as European carriers like Norwegian and Wowair expand into new U.S. markets. ...
    By Grant Martin.  Forbes.  Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:51:00 GMT.
  • Echoes of Sweden: The Amazing’s Reine Fiske
    The Amazing’s Reine Fiske uses vintage gear to take classic guitar vibes into new realms.
    Premier Guitar.  Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:35:00 -0500.
  • 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Drive
    Swedish Sensibilities: Volvo's V60 Cross Country Undergoes a Modest Refresh.
    Motor Trend.  Tue, 17 Feb 2015 01:00:00 -0700.
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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