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  • Well: A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun
    Researchers in Denmark recently developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even to those of us who, until now, have been disinclined to push ourselves during exercise.
    Gretchen Reynolds.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:43:13 GMT.
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  • Sweden Spots a Russian Submarine, 99 Years Late
    The authorities said that it was an imperial submersible that probably sank after colliding with another vessel in 1916, during World War I.
    Dan Bilefsky.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:37:39 GMT.
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  • Danish Girl set for Venice premiere
    The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne's first film since his Theory of Everything Oscar triumph, is to compete for the Golden Lion award at this year's Venice Film Festival.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:07:51 GMT.
  • Swedish sub wreck dates 'from 1916'
    The wreckage of a submarine found off the Swedish coast is probably that of a Russian vessel that dates back to World War One, Swedish Armed Forces say.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:33:35 GMT.
  • Swedish Wreck Divers Claim To Find Russian Mini-Sub
    Swedish divers July 27 said they have found the wreck of a Russian mini-submarine in Swedish territorial waters.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:50:55 +0000.
  • Swedish Covenant joins growing list of hospital urgent-care operators
    Chicago-based Swedish Covenant Hospital is expanding its Immediate Care Center program, joining a growing list of hospitals investing in urgent-care operations.
    Modern Healthcare.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:33:16 EST.
  • SNAMM '15 - TC Electronic BodyRez Acoustic Pickup Enhancer Demo
    The Danish company's newest stombox is designed to restore the natural acoustic resonance of your instrument when using under-saddle pickups.
    Premier Guitar.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:45:00 -0400.
  • Swedish police briefly hold US rapper Snoop Dogg
    US rapper Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said July 26
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0200.
  • Ship stuck in Arctic ice since 1930 to be raised by Norwegian crew
    The Maud, a ship used by famed Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen that sunk after being stuck in sea ice near Cambridge Bay 85 years ago, is set to be raised early next week by a team attempting to bring it home to Norway.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:11:45 EDT.
  • Norway Leads The World's Market For Electric Vehicles [Infographic]
    Norway is leading the world's electric vehicle market, having registered its 50,000th electric car in April of this year. ...
    By Niall Mccarthy.  Forbes.  Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:13:00 GMT.
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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