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  • Personal Experiences: Having a Baby In Denmark Vs. The United States
      Earlier this month I spent three weeks in Copenhagen where I worked, rode a bike through the beautiful canal-lined streets, drinking all kinds of great wine at the city's zillions of outdoor cafes, and making new friends. ....
    By Emma Johnson.  Forbes.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:53:20 GMT.
  • Dead woman named as concert pianist
    A woman found with fatal head injuries in Manchester is named by police as Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko.
    BBC News.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:05:58 GMT.
  • Sweden inspires new swimrun event
    A new competition inspired by the Swedish sport of swimrun is to be held in the Highlands next month.
    BBC News.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:37:14 GMT.
  • In Finland, Slippery Seals
    The desire to see a rare animal sometimes just isn’t enough.
    Penelope Colston.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:51:15 GMT.
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  • Johan Renvall, American Ballet Theater Principal, Dies at 55
    Born in Stockholm, Mr. Renvall was a figure-skating champion before joining the Royal Swedish Ballet at the age of 18.
    Anna Kisselgoff.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:11:42 GMT.
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  • Africa: Denmark Cuts Benefits for Asylum Seekers
    [News24Wire] Danish lawmakers on Wednesday approved cutting welfare benefits for new asylum seekers in a bid to curtail arrivals.
    All Africa.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:37:47 GMT.
  • Novo Nordisk to begin Phase 3 testing of long-acting oral diabetes drug
    Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk said Wednesday that it has begun Phase III clinical trials of an oral version to its diabetes treatment candidate semaglutide.
    Modern Healthcare.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:29:31 EST.
  • Suspect in Uzbek imam shooting extradited to Sweden
    An Uzbekistan national suspected of the 2012 attempted murder of an imam who was critical of the Uzbek regime has been extradited to Sweden.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:52:42 +0000.
  • Soilwork: The Metal Majestic
    The veteran Swedish melodic death metal band resurfaces with a revised lineup and one of their strongest albums yet.
    Premier Guitar.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:45:00 -0400.
  • Woman gets womb transplant from mother and gives birth to baby boy
    For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:51:06 EDT.
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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