- Norway’s formal nINTRESTING FACTS ABOUT NORWAYame is Kongeriket Norge (Kingdom of Norway).
- Norway was originally called Nordweg, meaning the “Northern Way.”
- Norway’s national symbol is the lion.
- Norway has a total area of 125,021 square miles (323,802 square km), which includes Bouvet, Jan Mayen, and Svalbard Islands.
- Norway’s flag is red with a blue cross outlined in white that extends to the ends of the flag. The vertical part of the flag is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag). The colors recall Norway’s past political unions with Denmark (red and white) and Sweden (blue).
- Beerenberg, at 7,306 feet (2,227 m), on Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea, is the Norway’s only active volcano.
- In December 2010, the Norwegian newspaper Aftenpost claimed to have gotten hold of Julian Assange’s Wikileaks’ purported 250,000 confidential U.S. Embassy cables.
FUN FACT ABOUT THE NORWAY FLAG IS THAT IT CAN BE SHARED WITH 6 COUNTRIES