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Norway, Europe

Kingdom of Norway ~ Kongeriket Norge

Norway is in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden.ย  Norway also has borders with Russia and Finland. Norway's dependencies are Bouvet Island, Jan Mayen, Svalbard

Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution.

Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping.

On 7 June 1905 Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved; On 26 October 1905 Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union.

Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes.

In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU.

What's the current time in Norway Zone now?

Norwayย  - Time Zone

Central European Time ( CET )

Central European Standard Time = GMT+1
Central European Summer Time = GMT+2

Current daylight saving dates for Europe

European clocks are now on:

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 31 March 2019ย  01:00 GMT. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 27 October 2019ย  01:00 GMT. Clocks go back one hour.

UK and Europe Clock Change Rules

What time zone is Norway in?

Norway is in the Central European Time Zone . Central European Standard Time ( CET ) is 1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

Does Norway observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Norway, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour;ย  2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ).

After the Summer months the time in Norway is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or ( GMT+1 )

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