Dating from the 1930s, NORWEGIAN SKETCHES profiles the nation of Norway, beginning with its capitol of Oslo. The National Theater and historic downtown is seen, as well as the national university. The fjords of Norway are explored at the 2 minute mark, as well as Bergen with its old city gate and strong fishing industry. The film presents many beautiful images of the countryside, with its farmers and farms. Ice climbing is seen at the 7:45 mark, with hikers ascending a sheer wall of a glacier, and a local wedding is seen at the 8 minute mark.
Norway is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to Queen Maud Land, about one fifth of the Antarctic landmass. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islands (since 1035), Greenland (1261), and Iceland (1262).
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