Norway, one of the Nordic countries, is located in the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula. The population of the country is about 5 million and is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. Throughout history, Norway has been known as the home of the Vikings, who rampaged through Europe between the 10th and 13th centuries.
In the late 1960’s, Norway discovered oil and gas, boosting the country’s economy. Nowadays, it is the largest producer of oil outside the Middle East. Oil and gas makes up one fourth of the country’s GDP. In addition to oil and gas, the country has large reserves of minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water and hydropower.
Due to its resources, Norway has twice rejected joining the EU, however the country still maintains close relations with Europe. Norway is also a founding member of the United Nations and NATO and a member of EEC, WTO, and OECD. Norway is also one of the countries which has the ‘nordic welfare model’. All these facts make Norway a perfect place to work and intern in!
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