Presentation on theme: "Scandinav ia The geography, culture, climate, and cuisine of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark."— Presentation transcript:
Scandinav ia The geography, culture, climate, and cuisine of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark
Norway Capital – Oslo Other Major Cities – Stavanger and Bergen
Norway Population – 4,660,539 Official Languages – Bokmal Norwegian and Nynorsk Norwegian Primary Religion – Church of Norway (85.7%) Government – Constitutional Monarchy Primary Industries – Gas production, manufacturing, mining, crude petroleum Historical Dates: May 17 th, 1814 – Constitution Day June 7 th, 1905 – Independence from Swedish union October 26 th, 1905 – Independence from Soviet Union
Norway is located in Northern Europe, borders the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and is west of Sweden Has around 50,000 islands off its coast line Slightly larger than New Mexico Norway’s climate is temperate along the coast and is modified by the North Atlantic Current. The interior is cooler with increased precipitation and colder summers. On the west coast it is rainy year round. Norway’s Geography and Climate
Norwegian Foods They eat a lot of game and fish and use sweet and sour flavors extensively. Rokt Laks (Smoked Salmon) Pinnekjott (cured, smoked Mutton ribs) Pikekyss (Meringue)
Sweden Capital – Stockholm Other popular cities – Gothenburg and Malmo
Sweden Population – 9,059,651 Official Language – Swedish Primary Religion – Lutheran (87%) Government – Constitutional Monarchy Primary Industries – Timber, hydropower, iron ore Historical Dates: June 6 th, 1523 – Independence Day June 6 th - National Holiday: Swedish flag day January 1 st, 1975 – Constitution Day King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Madeleine.
Sweden’s Geography and Climate Sweden is located in Northern Europe and borders the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, and is between Finland and Norway The climate is temperate in the south with cold, cloudy winters, and cool, partly cloudy summers. It is sub arctic in the north.
Swedish Food Lingonberry Jam Sauerkraut Kaldolmar (cabbage rolls)
Finland Capital – Helsinki Other popular cities are Espoo and Oulu
Finland Population – 5,250,275 Official Language – Finnish Primary Religion – Lutheran Church of Finland (82.5%) Government – Republic Major Industries – electronics, machinery, vehicles, forest industry, and chemicals Historical Dates: December 6 th, 1917 – Independence from Russia March 1 st, 2000 – Constitution Day
Finland’s Geography and Climate Finland is located in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and the Gulf of Finland, and is between Sweden and Russia Finland has a cold temperate, is potentially subarctic, but comparatively mild because of the moderating influence of the North Altantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes.
Denmark Capital – Copenhagen Other popular cities are Arhus and Odense
Denmark Population – 5,500,510 Official Languages – Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic Primary Religion – Evangelical Lutheran (95%) Government - Constitutional Monarchy Major Industries – Agriculture, grains, meat and dairy, fish, beer, oil, and gas Historical Date: June 5 th, 1953 – Constitution Day
Denmark’s Geography and Climate Denmark is located in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, is on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland), and also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn) Denmark’s climate is temperate, humid and overcast, has mild, windy winters and cool summers