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Friday, January 29, 2010

Vestlandet (Western Norway)


Western Norway (Norwegian: Vestlandet, Vest-Norge, Vest-Noreg, (North Sami: Vest-Norga) (Icelandic: Vestur-Noregur) is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. It consists of the counties Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, and Møre og Romsdal and the region has a population of approx.1.2 million people. The largest city is Bergen, second largest is Stavanger. Agder, Vest-Telemark, Hallingdal, Valdres and northern parts of Gudbrandsdal is sometimes a part of Western Norway.
Western Norway has also had a large immigration to the United States. More than 800,000 Norwegians have emigrated to the United States. Particularly to the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Western Norway is a very rich region. The region is stood for around 70% of the total Gross National Product of Norway - Europe`s richest country. Today is Stavanger the capital of oil in Norway. Before petroleum, fishing and agriculture were the most important economic activities in Western Norway. The region was responsible for 51% of aquaculture and fishing domestic product in Norway.[5] Western Norway, Jæren, Karmøy, Voss, Sunnfjord and Fræna comprises a rich agricultural area. The inland fjord areas of Hardanger are more sheltered, with rich fruit districts specializing in apples and cherries.
Christianity is the largest religion. 1,054,573 people are members of the Church of Norway. There is also 50,474 members in other Christian churches. Islam have 9,578 members in Western Norway. Buddhism have 1,689 members. 1,171 are from Bahá'í Faith, Judaism, Sikhism and other related religions.
Christian Democratic Party is a large party in Western Norway. In Norway it has only 5-6 % of the votes, but in Western Norway, it's around 10 % and it is the fourth largest party in this region.
Norway's Government was originally set up using the American Constitution as a model. It seems that, especially in Western Norway there is a close bond with America. I lived in North Dakota for a year and meet many Norwegians. They have been a great asset to America. There is even a town in North Dakota named Bergen; although a very small town. I would venture to say that western Norway would be Norway's Bible belt similar to America's Bible belt.
Norway would be a dream to drive in. I don't think traffic jams is in the Norwegian vocabulary as Norway has the least cars per population of people.
I fear that Norway's experimentation with Socialism will cause the country to loose everything that they cherish and go the same way as America.

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