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Scandinavia

BACKGROUND

Information: A region.

Scandinavia is in Northern Europe and includes the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

The Nordic countries also include the Åland Islands and the Faroe Islands.

The southern and by far most populous regions of Scandinavia have a temperate climate. Scandinavia extends north of the Arctic Circle, but has relatively mild weather for its latitude due to the Gulf Stream. Many of the Scandinavian mountains have an alpine tundra climate.

Location: Northwest Europe and related islands

Languages: Two language groups have coexisted on the Scandinavian peninsula since prehistory – the North Germanic languages (Scandinavian languages) and the Sami languages.

Religion: Predominantly Christian.


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