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Scandinavia, historically Scandia, part of northern Europe, generally held to consist of the two countries of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway and Sweden, with the addition of Denmark.
Scandinavia is a historical and cultural-linguistic region, it comprises the three kingdoms of Norway, and Sweden, on the Scandinavian Peninsula, and Denmark, the country situated on the Jutland peninsula and its main islands of Sealand and Funen north of Germany, west of Sweden, between the North Sea and the Baltic …
Scandinavian Peninsula, large promontory of northern Europe, occupied by Norway and Sweden. It is about 1,150 mi (1,850 km) long and extends southward from the Barents Sea of the Arctic Ocean between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea (east), Kattegat and Skagerrak (south), and the Norwegian and North seas (west).
The Fennoscandian Peninsula is located in the northern region of Europe, and is partly composed of the Scandinavian Peninsula and the Kola Peninsula. The peninsula’s name combine the terms “Scandia” and “Fennia,” which are Latin for “Scandinavia” and “Finland,” respectively.
For the broader group of northern European countries including Finland and Iceland, see Nordic countries. For the peninsula, see Scandinavian Peninsula. For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). Photo of the Fennoscandian Peninsula and Denmark, as well as other areas surrounding the Baltic Sea, in March 2002.
Norway, country of northern Europe that occupies the western half of the Scandinavian peninsula. Nearly half of the inhabitants of the country live in the far south, in the region around Oslo, the capital. About two-thirds of Norway is mountainous, and off its much-indented coastline lie, carved by deep glacial….