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  • Stage set for biggest-ever Eurovision
    Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:50:43 GMT.
  • Review: Susanna Malkki Makes an Immediate Impression
    The Finnish conductor’s debut at Avery Fisher Hall raises the question: How has it taken so long for the Philharmonic to invite her as a guest?
    Anthony Tommasini.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 May 2015 20:04:51 GMT.
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  • Finland Instructs Nearly 1 Million Reservists, Amid Tension With Russia
    The Finish military has sent letters to 900,000 reservists to collect their contact details and remind them of their duties "in the event of war."
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:14:18 +0000.
  • Finland instructs 900,000 reservists
    Finland sends letters to nearly a million reservists to remind them of their duties in case of combat, officials tell the BBC.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 May 2015 11:12:30 GMT.
  • Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89
    A longtime designer for Bang & Olufsen, Mr. Jensen created sleek, modern objects for the home. The Museum of Modern Art devoted an entire exhibition to his work in 1978.
    Bruce Weber.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 May 2015 00:13:03 GMT.
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  • Turkey: Syria-bound Swedish girl detained, deported
    Turkish authorities have detained and deported a 15-year-old Swedish girl before she crossed the Turkish-Syrian border, allegedly aiming to join ISIL
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 21 May 2015 16:26:00 +0200.
  • Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease
    Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Parkinson's Disease
    National Library of Medicine.  Wed, 20 May 2015 16:00:00 EDT.
  • Autoliv ready to pump up capacity to meet Takata replacement inflator demand
    Swedish auto safety gear maker Autoliv said today that it is ready to boost production capacity to meet increased demand as Japanese competitor Takata acknowledged its airbag inflators in nearly 34 million vehicles are defective.
    AutoNews.com.  Wed, 20 May 2015 06:30:43 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Looking For Comfortable Flights To Europe At A Bargain?
    Norwegian Air Shuttle offers affordable Premium Cabin service with 46 inches between seat rows on all its North American flights. This fall it is adding Las Vegas, San Juan and St. ...
    By Doug Gollan.  Forbes.  Thu, 14 May 2015 17:27:00 GMT.
  • Icelandair Announces Service from Chicago O'Hare
    Flights will begin March 16, 2016 with four weekly round-trips to Iceland on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Wed, 13 May 2015 09:30:29 EST.
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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