Barneblad: Norsk geografi in a nutshell

A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall Summer is a time for travel, and Norway is at the top of everyone's vacation list, and this week's Barneblad is all about Norwegian geography. The country name “Norway” means “Northern way” or “way leading to the North” because of where it is located on the world map. There are two names for Norway in Norwegian. In Western Norway, many people speak nynorsk (New Norwegian) and say Noreg, while in other parts of the country, bokmål (literally “book tongue”) is spoken and Norge is said. Norway is nearly as big as California and twice a big as the state of Florida. Today about 5.3 million people live in Norway. In contrast, California has over 39.5 million people, and Florida has nearly 21 million. The total population of the United States is over 325.7 million. Northern
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.

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