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1 Scandinavian Life and Civilization Introduction What are the Scandinavian Countries? Denmark, Norway, Sweden What are the Nordic Countries? Same plus Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland and Iceland

2 The Scandinavian Countries

3 Denmark Denmark consists of: The peninsula Jutland and 406 islands Coastline: 4,542 miles National Bird: The Mute Swan

4 Denmark 2 DENMARK Population: 5,468,120 people 49% men – 51% women Total Area: 42,370km2 = 16,639 square miles (slightly less than 2 x MA) Capital City: Copenhagen 1,700,000 people (in greater Copenhagen) Largest City: Copenhagen Highest Point: Ejer Bavnehøj, 567 feet Lowest Point: Lammefjorden, –23 feet USA: 303,202,996 people WISCONSIN  Population:  5,556,506  Total Area: 169,790 km2 = 65,498 square miles (23rd largest state)  Capital City: Madison 223, ,000people  Largest City: Milwaukee 602,782 people  Highest Point: Timms Hill, 1,951.5 feet  Lowest Point: Lake Michigan, 581 feet

5 Denmark 3 Most Popular Names for children: Girls: Sofie, Laura, Freja, Mathilde, Caroline, Emma, Ida, Sara, Maja, Julie Boys: Lucas, Mikkel, Magnus, Frederik, Mads, Tobias, Oliver, Victor, Sebastian, Mathias Most popular last names: Jensen, Nielsen, Hansen, Pedersen, Andersen, Christensen, Larsen, Sørensen, Rasmussen, Jørgensen

6 Denmark 4 Constitutional Monarchy: Queen Margrethe (since 1972) and Prince Henrik Crownprince Frederik and Mary Donaldson. One son, Christian; one daughter, Isabella. Prince Joachim, two sons, Nikolai and Felix; divorced and engaged to be married, Mary National Anthems: Der er et Yndigt Land Kong Christian Stod ved Højen Mast

7 The Danish Royal Family Queen Margrethe II Prince HenrikPrince FrederikPrince Joachim Princess MaryPrince Christian Prince NikolaiPrince Felix Princess Isabella

8 Norway Norway consists of: Norway Svalbard and Jan Mayen Coastline: 21,925km = 13,615 miles Mainland: 3,419km = 2,123 miles Fjords & islands: 18,506 km = 11,492 miles

9 Svalbard situated straight north of Norway, east of Greenland’s northern part

10 Jan Mayen Situated north of Iceland, west of the northernmost tip of Norway

11 Norway 2 Population: 4,627,926 people 51% women – 49% men Capital City: Oslo 763,957 people Major Cities:  Bergen 227,276 people  Stavanger142,937  Trondheim138,538  Fredrikstad 91,749 USA: 303,202,996 people WISCONSIN  Population:  5,556,506  Total Area: 169,790 km2 = 65,498 square miles (23rd largest state)  Capital City: Madison 223, ,000people  Largest City: Milwaukee 602,782 people  Highest Point: Timms Hill, 1,951.5 feet  Lowest Point: Lake Michigan, 581 feet

12 Norway 3 Greatest width of the country: 269 miles Narrowest width of the country: 4 miles Total Area: 323,802 km2 = 125,020 square miles (slightly larger than Mexico) Highest Waterfall: Skykkjedalsfossen: 984 feet Largest glacier: (more than 1500 glaciers) Jostedalsbreen 1000km = 62 miles long, covers 1000 km2 = 380 sq.miles (largest inland ice-sheet in continental Europe) Highest Mountain: Galdhøpiggen 8100 feet Lowest Point: Norwegian Sea 0 feet Longest Fjord: Sognefjorden: 128 miles

13 Most popular names in Norway Most Popular Names for children: Girls: Thea, Emma, Julie, Ida, Nora, Ingrid, Emilie, Amalie, Maria, Malin Boys: Jonas, Mathias, Andreas, Elias, Sebastian, Sander, Tobias, Martin, Henrik, Emil Most popular last names: Hansen, Johansen, Olsen, Larsen, Andersen, Nilsen, Pedersen, Kristiansen, Jensen, Karlsen

14 Constitutional Monarchy: King Harald (1991) Queen Sonja Crownprince Haakon and - Princess Mette-Marit Princess Märtha Louise and - Ari Behn National Anthem: Ja, Vi elsker dette Landet Norway 4

15 Norway 5 – The Royal Family His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra, His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus and Master Marius Borg Høiby. Princess Märtha Louise married to Ari Behn

16 Sweden Sweden is slightly larger than California: Total area: 449,964 km2 = 173,732 square miles Sweden has: Almost 100,000 lakes Tens of thousands of islands, and A coastline of 2,205 km = 13,693 miles

17 Sweden 2 Population: 9,031,088 people 51% women – 49% men Total area: 449,964 km2 = 173,686m2 Capital: Stockholm 1,265,400 people (greater Stockholm) Highest Point: Kebnekaise 6,926 feet Lowest Point: Baltic Sea 0 feet Major Cities:  Göteborg: 495,849 Malmö: 248,520 Uppsala:124,036  Västerås:102,548  Örebro 95,354 USA: 303,202,996 people WISCONSIN  Population:  5,556,506  Total Area: 169,790 km2 = 65,498 square miles (23rd largest state)  Capital City: Madison 223, ,000people  Largest City: Milwaukee 602,782 people  Highest Point: Timms Hill, 1,951.5 feet  Lowest Point: Lake Michigan, 581 feet

18 Most Popular names in Sweden Most Popular Names for children: Girls: Emma, Maja, Agnes, Julia, Alva, Linnea, Wilma, Ida, Alice, Elin Boys: Lucas, Oscar, William, Elias, Filip, Hugo, Viktor, Isak, Alexander, Emil Most popular last names: Johansson, Andersson, Karlsson, Nilsson, Eriksson, Larsson, Olsson, Persson, Svensson, Gustafsson

19 Sweden 4 Constitutional Monarchy: King Carl XVI Gustav (1973) Queen Silvia Crown Princess Victoria Prince Carl Philip Princess Madeleine National Anthem: Du Gamla, Du Fria

20 Sweden 5 National Anthem: Du Gamla, Du Fria

21 The Scandinavian Countries


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