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1 The Nordic Countries Scandinavia and Finland

2 Objectives Identify Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland and on a blank map of Europe. Describe a welfare state. Identify the Saami. Recognize differences between Nordic Countries based on their physical geographies. Separate the Nordic Countries into two language groups.

3 A Fjord is a deep rounded valley that lets in the sea. Terms and People Scandinavian Peninsula is a large peninsula in the north of Europe. Scandinavian Mountains run between Norway and Sweden. Jutland Peninsula juts up from Germany. Saami are the original people of Scandinavia. In a welfare state, the government gives people free goods and services.

4 The Scandinavian countries and Finland lie in the very north of Europe.

5 This is the Scandinavian Peninsula. This is the Jutland Peninsula. These are the Scandinavian Mountains. Physical Features

6 Norway Iceland is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic. Sweden Sweden has more lowlands than Norway. There are forests and swamps. Denmark is not part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It’s attached to Germany. Norway has a mountainous interior and a narrow coastline. Denmark Five nations exist in this area.

7 Norway Iceland Sweden Finland has a different culture than the other four countries here. Finland Denmark Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland are Scandinavian countries. Finland isn’t Scandinavian.

8 Norway Iceland Sweden Finland Denmark The flags of this area all have crosses.

9 EnglishNorwegianDanishSwedishIcelandicFinish MotherMor MóðirÄiti FatherFar FaðirIsä Red RødRödRauðurPunainen StoneSteinSten SteinnKivi Danish, Swedish and Norwegian are so similar that these people can often understand each other. The Finnish Language comes from eastern Europe. It is not similar to English. The Scandinavian languages are a group. The Scandinavian languages are also similar to English.

10 Regardless of nation, many Nordic people enjoy the outdoors.

11 The population of the Nordic countries is low compared to the rest of Europe. How do the populations of Nordic Countries compare with each other? The population of Sweden is largest. The population of Iceland is tiny. Sweden Denmark Finland Norway How does the population of the Nordic Countries compare to the rest of Europe?

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13 Norway has a mountainous interior and a narrow coastline. These are the Scandinavian Mountains. Notice the many inlets in Norway’s coastline.

14 These are fjords – steep, rounded valleys cut into Norway’s coast.

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16 Sweden has the largest landmass. Sweden Sweden also has the largest population in the Nordic countries. Much of it is forests and swamps. Stockholm, Sweden’s capital is the largest city.

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18 What is the relationship between the Nordic Countries and the EU? None of the Scandinavian countries use the Euro, but Finland does.

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20 Denmark is not part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It’s attached to Germany. It’s still called Scandinavian, because it has a Scandinavian culture. Denmark Denmark is a low, flat land with sandy soil. Denmark has a higher population density than the northern countries.

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22 Finland has a different culture than the other four countries here. Finland The land of Finland is like Sweden – lots of forests and lots of water. Finland is the home of the sauna.

23 The Saami are a minority group living in the far north. The Saami (formerly called Laps or Laplanders) They enjoy colorful clothing. They herd reindeer.

24 Americans are familiar with many brands that come from the Nordic Countries. The Nordic countries are well-off financially; their economy is as good or better than any other European country.

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26 Blue Yellow Green Red Which are the Nordic Countries?

27 Which country is Norway? Which country is Sweden? Norway Sweden Which country is Denmark? Denmark Which country is Finland? Finland Which Nordic country is dominated by mountains? Sweden Norway Denmark Finland Iceland Which Nordic country is characterized by grass-covered dunes? Sweden Norway Denmark Finland Which Nordic country is characterized by swampy forests? Sweden Norway Denmark Iceland

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29 What is a fjord? It’s a deep, rounded glacier-carved valley that lets in the sea. In which Nordic country are fjords found? Sweden Norway Denmark Finland

30 The Nordic countries’ population is: Higher than most of Western Europe. About the same as the rest of Western Europe Much lower than the rest of Western Europe Which Nordic country is the largest in size? Sweden Norway Denmark Finland Who are the Saami? A reindeer-herding minority that lives in the far north.

31 Which Nordic country has a language that is very different than the others? Sweden Norway Denmark Finland Norway Denmark Finland EnglishNorwegianDanishSwedishIcelandicFinish MotherMor MóðirÄiti FatherFar FaðirIsä Red RødRödRauðurPunainen StoneSteinSten SteinnKivi Which Nordic country is characterized by volcanoes? Iceland

32 The Nordic countries’ economy is: Better than most of Western Europe. About the same as the rest of Western Europe Much worse than the rest of Western Europe Which Nordic peninsula is larger? Jutland Peninsula Scandinavian Peninsula Kola Peninsula Westfjord Peninsula

33 Please read “Sweden.” World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, pgs About 6 pages And view “Scandinavian Landscapes.”Scandinavian Landscapes


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