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Skibladner
PS Skibladner
Skibladner
is the only paddle steamer operating in Norway, it sails on lake Mjøsa. Skibladner
Skibladner
is a sidewheel design, and her maiden voyage was on 2 August 1856, making her the world's oldest paddle steamer still in timetabled service. Originally intended to provide passage from the train station in Eidsvoll
Eidsvoll
to the towns of Hamar, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer
Lillehammer
along Mjøsa, she still operates the same route, but now offers scenic tours and cultural events during the summer months.[1] The ship sank while in winter storage twice: once in 1937 and again in 1967
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Norwegian Directorate For Cultural Heritage
The Directorate for Cultural Heritage[1] (Norwegian: Riksantikvaren or Direktoratet for kulturminneforvaltning) is a government agency responsible for the management of cultural heritage in Norway. Subordinate to the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, it manages the Cultural Heritage Act of June 9, 1978.[2] The directorate also has responsibilities under the Norwegian Planning and Building Law.Contents1 Cultural Heritage Management in Norway 2 History2.1 List of National Antiquarians3 ReferencesCultural Heritage Management in Norway[edit]Photo of a monument in Norway
Norway
in the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage database.The directorate for Cultural Heritage Management is responsible for management on the national level. At the regional level the county municipalities are responsible for the management in their county. The Sami Parliament is responsible for management og Sámi
Sámi
heritage
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Norse Mythology
Norse mythology
Norse mythology
is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism
Norse paganism
and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore
Scandinavian folklore
of the modern period
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Rail Transport In Norway
The Norwegian railway system comprises 4,087 km of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge) track of which 2,622 km is electrified and 242 km double track. There are 696 tunnels and 2760 bridges. The Norwegian Railway Directorate
Norwegian Railway Directorate
manages the railway network in Norway on behalf the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Bane NOR is a state enterprise which builds and maintains all railway tracks, while other companies operate them. These companies include NSB and subsidiaries NSB Gjøvikbanen
NSB Gjøvikbanen
and CargoNet, Flytoget, Green Cargo, Grenland Rail and Hector Rail. Norway is a member of the International Union of Railways
International Union of Railways
(UIC)
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Norsk Folkemuseum
Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History), at Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway, is a museum of cultural history with extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It also incorporates a large open-air museum with more than 150 buildings, relocated from towns and rural districts.[1] The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
is situated on the Bygdøy peninsula near several other museums, including the Viking Ship Museum; the Fram Museum; the Kon-Tiki Museum; and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksHistory[edit] Norsk Folkemuseum was established in 1894 by librarian and historian Hans Aall
Hans Aall
(1867-1946). It acquired the core area of its present property in 1898
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Hamar
Hamar
Hamar
[²hɑːmɑr] ( listen) is a town in Hamar Municipality in Hedmark
Hedmark
county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Hedmarken. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Hamar. The municipality of Hamar
Hamar
was separated from Vang as a town and municipality of its own in 1849. Vang was merged back into Hamar
Hamar
on 1 January 1992. The town is located on the shores of Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, and is the principal city of Hedmark
Hedmark
county
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Nasjonalbiblioteket
The National Library of Norway
Norway
(Norwegian: Nasjonalbiblioteket) was established in 1989. Its principal task is "to preserve the past for the future". The library is located both in Oslo
Oslo
and in Mo i Rana. The building in Oslo
Oslo
was restored and reopened in 2005. Prior to the existence of the National Library, the University Library of Oslo
Oslo
was assigned the tasks that normally fall to a national library. The Norwegian ISBN
ISBN
Agency, responsible for assigning ISBNs with prefix 82- and 978-82-, is part of the National Library of Norway. The National Library is also responsible for legal deposits made from publishers in Norway
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Store Norske Leksikon
Store norske leksikon, abbreviated SNL, is a Norwegian language (bokmål) encyclopedia. The SNL was created in 1978 when the two publishing houses Aschehoug
Aschehoug
and Gyldendal
Gyldendal
merged their encyclopedias and created the company Kunnskapsforlaget.[1] The name translates into English as Great Norwegian encyclopedia. Up until 1978 the two publishing houses of Aschehoug
Aschehoug
and Gyldendal, Norway's two largest, had published Aschehougs konversasjonsleksikon (no) and Gyldendals konversasjonsleksikon (no), respectively. The respective first editions were published in 1907–1913 (Aschehoug) and 1933–1934 (Gyldendal). The slump in selling paperbased encyclopedias around the turn of the 21st century hit the Kunnskapsforlaget hard, but a fourth edition of the paperbased encyclopedia was finally secured by a grant of 10 million Norwegian kroner from the foundation Fritt Ord in 2003
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Norway
Indigenous status:Sami[3]Minority status:[4]Jewish Traveller Forest Finn Romani KvenReligion LutheranDemonym Norwegian (Nordmann)Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy• MonarchHarald V• Prime MinisterErna Solberg• President of the StortingTone W. Trøen• Chief JusticeToril Marie ØieLegislature StortingHistory• State established prior unification872•  Norwegian Empire
Norwegian Empire
(Greatest indep
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Freyr
Freyr
Freyr
(Old Norse: Lord), sometimes anglicized as Frey, is a widely attested god associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and pictured as a phallic fertility god in Norse mythology. Freyr
Freyr
is said to "bestow peace and pleasure on mortals." Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden
Sweden
and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house. In the Icelandic books the Poetic Edda
Poetic Edda
and the Prose Edda, Freyr
Freyr
is presented as one of the Vanir, the son of the sea god Njörðr, as well as the twin brother of the goddess Freyja. The gods gave him Álfheimr, the realm of the Elves, as a teething present
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Skíðblaðnir
Skíðblaðnir
Skíðblaðnir
( Old Norse
Old Norse
'assembled from thin pieces of wood'[1]), sometimes anglicized as Skidbladnir or Skithblathnir, is the best of ships in Norse mythology. It is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and in the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, both written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. All sources note that the ship is the finest of ships, and the Poetic Edda
Poetic Edda
and Prose Edda
Prose Edda
attest that it is owned by the god Freyr, while the euhemerized account in Heimskringla
Heimskringla
attributes it to the magic of Odin
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Lillehammer
Lillehammer
Lillehammer
(Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈlɪl̥əhɔmɔr]) is a town and municipality in Oppland
Oppland
county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Lillehammer. As of May 2011, the population of the town of Lillehammer
Lillehammer
was 26,639. The city centre is a late 19th-century concentration of wooden houses, which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the northern part of lake Mjøsa
Mjøsa
and the river Lågen, surrounded by mountains
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Gjøvik
 Gjøvik (help·info) is a town and a municipality in Oppland
Oppland
county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Gjøvik. In 1861, the village of Gjøvik
Gjøvik
in the municipality of Vardal was granted town status and was separated from Vardal to form a separate municipality
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Eidsvoll
 Eidsvoll (help·info) (sometimes written as Eidsvold) is a municipality in Akershus
Akershus
county, Norway. It is part of the Romerike traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Sundet.Contents1 General information1.1 Name 1.2 Eidsvoll
Eidsvoll
Church 1.3 Coat-of-arms2 History 3 Eidsvoll
Eidsvoll
gallery 4 Geography 5 Notable residents 6 Sister cities 7 References 8 External linksGeneral information[edit] Name[edit] The first element is the genitive case of the word eid (Old Norse: eið) and the last element is voll (Old Norse: vǫllr) which means "meadow" or "field". The meaning of the word eid in this case is "a road passing around a waterfall"
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