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Index Narvik

(Norwegian) or Áhkanjárga (Northern Sami) is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. [1]

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Abisko (Ábeskovvu) is a village in Sápmi (Lapland), in northern Sweden, roughly 250 km within the Arctic Circle, and near Abisko National Park, located 4 km west of the village.

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Administrative centre

An administrative centre is a seat of regional administration or local government, or a county town, or the place where the central administration of a commune is located.

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The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

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Alpine skiing

Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the pastime of sliding down snow-covered slopes on skis with fixed-heel bindings, unlike other types of skiing (cross-country, Telemark, or ski jumping) which use skis with free-heel bindings.

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An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.

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Ankenes is a former municipality in Nordland county, Norway.

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Ankenes Church

Ankenes Church (Ankenes kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Ankenesstranda or Ankenesstrand (sometimes simply called "Ankenes") is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of Earth.

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Ballangen (Bálák) is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway.

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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.

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Bardu (Bearddu suohkan, Perttulan komuuni) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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Battle of France

The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War.

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Battles of Narvik

The Battles of Narvik were fought from 9 April to 8 June 1940 as a naval battle in the Ofotfjord and as a land battle in the mountains surrounding the north Norwegian city of Narvik as part of the Norwegian Campaign of the Second World War.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Beis Fjord

Beis Fjord (Beisfjorden, Ušmá) is a fjord in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Beisfjord is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Beisfjord Bridge

The Beisfjord Bridge (Beisfjordbrua) is a bridge that crosses Beis Fjord on the west side of the town of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bernard Warburton-Lee

Captain Bernard Armitage Warburton Warburton-Lee VC (13 September 1895 – 10 April 1940) was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Bjørnfjell Chapel

Bjørnfjell Chapel (Bjørnfjell kapell) is a chapel in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bjørnfjell Station

Bjørnfjell Station (Bjørnfjell stasjon) is a railway station in the village of Bjørnfjell in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bjørnfjell, Nordland

Bjørnfjell (Bonjovárri) is a mountain and village of holiday cottage area in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bjerkvik is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bjerkvik Church

Bjerkvik Church (Bjerkvik kirke) is a parish church in the village of Bjerkvik, in the municipality of Narvik, in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bodø (Bådåddjo) is a town and a municipality in Nordland county, Norway.

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Bohuslän is a Swedish province in Götaland, on the northernmost part of the country's west coast.

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Bokmål (literally "book tongue") is an official written standard for the Norwegian language, alongside Nynorsk.

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Bronze Age

The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.

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Carl Gustav Fleischer

Carl Gustav Fleischer KCB (28 December 1883 – 19 December 1942Fleischer 1947, p. 216) was a Norwegian general and the first land commander to win a major victory against the Germans in the Second World War.

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Church of Norway

The Church of Norway (Den norske kirke in Bokmål and Den norske kyrkja in Nynorsk) is a Lutheran denomination of Protestant Christianity that serves as the people's church of Norway, as set forth in the Constitution of Norway.

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Citigroup Inc. or Citi (stylized as citi) is an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation headquartered in New York City.

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Coastal defence ship

Coastal defence ships (sometimes called coastal battleships or coast defence ships) were warships built for the purpose of coastal defence, mostly during the period from 1860 to 1920.

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Coat of arms

A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.

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A corporation is a company or group of people or an organisation authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.

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Counties of Norway

Norway is divided into 18 administrative regions, called counties (singular fylke, plural fylker (Bokmål) / fylke (Nynorsk) from Old Norse: fylki from the word "folk"); until 1918, they were known as amter.

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A deanery (or decanate) is an ecclesiastical entity in the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Evangelical Church in Germany, and the Church of Norway.

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In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland

Sør-Hålogaland is a diocese in the Church of Norway.

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Districts of Norway

The country Norway is historically divided into a number of districts.

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Dunkirk evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.

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East Asia

East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.

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Elvegårdsmoen is a military training camp site in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Enigma machine

The Enigma machines were a series of electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines developed and used in the early- to mid-20th century to protect commercial, diplomatic and military communication.

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Eurasian Land Bridge

The Eurasian Land Bridge (Yevraziyskiy sukhoputniy most), sometimes called the New Silk Road (Новый шёлковый путь, Noviy shyolkoviy put'), or Belt and Road Initiative is the rail transport route for moving freight and passengers overland between Pacific seaports in the Russian Far East and China and seaports in Europe.

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European route E10

European route E 10 is the second shortest Class A road which is part of the International E-road network.

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European route E6

European route E6 (Europavei 6, Europaväg 6, or simply E6) is the main north-south road through Norway, and the west coast of Sweden.

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Evenes (Evenášši) is a village and municipality in Nordland county, Norway.

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Financial crisis of 2007–2008

The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.

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Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.

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A forest is a large area dominated by trees.

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Fredskapellet (Fredskapellet) is a chapel in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Frostisen is a glacier on the border of the municipalities of Ballangen and Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture.

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Gautelisvatnet (Guovdelisjávri) is a lake that is located on the border of Norway and Sweden.

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Gällivare (Jällivaara, Jiellevárri or Váhčir, Jellivaara) is a locality and the seat of Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 8,449 inhabitants in 2010.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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Genitive case

In grammar, the genitive (abbreviated); also called the second case, is the grammatical case that marks a word, usually a noun, as modifying another word, also usually a noun.

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A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Gondola lift

A gondola lift is a means of cable transport and type of aerial lift which is supported and propelled by cables from above.

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Government of Sweden

The Government of the Kingdom of Sweden (Konungariket Sveriges regering) is the national cabinet and the supreme executive authority in Sweden.

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Gratangen (Rivttáid suohkan) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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Growing season

The growing season is the part of the year during which local weather conditions (i.e. rainfall and temperature) permit normal plant growth.

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Guerrilla warfare

Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.

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Gulf of Bothnia

The Gulf of Bothnia (Pohjanlahti; Bottenhavet) is the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea.

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Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

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A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences; synonyms: wharves, haven) is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked.

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Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes

Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes (Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, Evenes) is an international airport located in Evenes, Norway, serving the towns of Harstad and Narvik.

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Hartvikvatnet (Árajávri) is a lake in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Håkvik (Ginnasluokta) is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Håkvik Chapel

Håkvik Chapel (Håkvik kapell) is a chapel in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Hålogaland Bridge

The Hålogaland Bridge (Hålogalandsbrua) is a suspension bridge under construction which will cross the Rombaksfjorden in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Hergot is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Hergot Chapel

Hergot Chapel (Hergot kapell) is a chapel in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Herjangsfjorden or Herjangen (Hearjjak) is a fjord branch of the Ofotfjorden in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.

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The horizon or skyline is the apparent line that separates earth from sky, the line that divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth's surface, and those that do not.

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Indre Sildvikvatnet

Inner-Sildvikvatnet or Indre Sildvikvatnet (Ruoidnajávri) is a lake in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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An inlet is an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow, such as a small bay or arm, that often leads to an enclosed body of salt water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh.

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Iptojávri is a lake in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Iron ore

Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted.

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Iron Ore Line

The Iron Ore Line (Malmbanan) is a long railway line between Riksgränsen and Boden in Norrbotten County, Sweden.

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Katterat Station

Katterat Station (Katterat stasjon) is a railway station in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Kikinda (Кикинда) is a city and the administrative center of the North Banat District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia.

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Kingisepp (Ки́нгисепп or Кингисе́пп; Jaamahttp://www.hs.fi/english/article/Last+of+the+Ingrian+grannies+hold+on/1329104265831), formerly Yamburg (Я́мбург), Yam (Ям), and Yama (Я́ма), is an ancient town and the administrative center of Kingiseppsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located along the Luga River southwest of St. Petersburg, east of Narva, and south of the Gulf of Finland.

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Kiruna (Northern Sami: Giron, Finnish: Kiiruna) is the northernmost town in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland.

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Tjårdavatnet or Kjårdavatnet (Čoađgejávri) is a lake that is located on the border of Norway and Sweden.

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A knarr is a type of Norse merchant ship used by the Vikings.

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The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.

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Labour Party (Norway)

The Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet, A/Ap), formerly the Norwegian Labour Party, is a social-democratic political party in Norway.

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Lapland (Sweden)

Lappland, often Anglicized as Lapland (Latin: Lapponia, Northern Sami: Sápmi), is a province in northernmost Sweden.

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In geography, latitude is a geographic coordinate that specifies the north–south position of a point on the Earth's surface.

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Lavangen ('Loabák') is a municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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is municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway.

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List of churches in Nordland

This list of churches in Nordland is a list of the Church of Norway churches in Nordland county, Norway.

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List of municipalities of Norway

Norway is divided into 18 administrative regions, called counties (fylker in Norwegian, singular: fylke), and 422 municipalities (kommuner/-ar, singular: kommune – cf. communes).

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List of towns and cities in Norway

Below is a list of towns and cities in Norway.

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Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) is a Swedish mining company.

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Lossivatnet (Loasejávri) is a lake in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Luleå (Westrobothnian: Lul, Leul, or Leol; Luleju) is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden.

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In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.

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Midnight sun

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the sun remains visible at the local midnight.

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Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.

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Mooring (watercraft)

A mooring refers to any permanent structure to which a vessel may be secured.

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Motorways of the Sea

Motorways of the Sea are a concept in the transport policy of the European Union, stressing the importance of sea transport.

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Municipal council

A municipal council is the local government of a municipality such as city councils and town councils.

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Museum Nord, Narvik

The Museum Nord - Narvik is a museum at Narvik in Nordland, Norway.

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Narvik Church

Narvik Church (Narvik kirke) is the main parish church in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Narvik Station

Narvik is a railway station located in Narvik in Nordland, Norway on the Ofoten Line.

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Narvik University College

Narvik University College merged with UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT - Norges arktiske universitet or UiT) from 1 January 2016 and is now named.

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Natech S.A. is a Greek ISV specializing in Financial and Business solutions.

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Naval mine

A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Nøtterøy is an island in Færder and a former municipality in Vestfold county, Norway.

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Noon (also midday or noon time) is 12 o'clock in the daytime, as opposed to midnight.

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Nordland (Nordlánda) is a county in Norway in the Northern Norway region, bordering Troms in the north, Trøndelag in the south, Norrbotten County in Sweden to the east, Västerbotten County to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean (Norwegian Sea) to the west.

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Norrbotten County

Norrbotten County (Norrbottens län; Norrbottenin lääni) is the northernmost county or län of Sweden.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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North Atlantic Current

The North Atlantic Current (NAC), also known as North Atlantic Drift and North Atlantic Sea Movement, is a powerful warm western boundary current that extends the Gulf Stream north-eastward.

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Northern East West Freight Corridor

The Northern East West Freight Corridor, usually referred to as the N.E.W. Corridor, is a project organized by the International Union of Railways UIC and Transportutvikling AS to connect the east coast of the United States to East Asia by rail and maritime routes.

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Northern Norway

Northern Norway (Nord-Norge, Nord-Noreg; Davvi-Norga) is a geographical region of Norway, consisting of the three northernmost counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, in total about 35% of the Norwegian mainland.

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Northern Sami

Northern or North Sami (davvisámegiella; disapproved exonym Lappish or Lapp), sometimes also simply referred to as Sami, is the most widely spoken of all Sami languages.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Norwegian Campaign

The Norwegian Campaign (9 April to 10 June 1940) was fought in Norway between Norway, the Allies and Germany in World War II after the latter's invasion of the country.

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Norwegian language

Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language.

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Nowy Sącz

Nowy Sącz is a city in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship of southern Poland.

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Ofoten is a traditional district in Nordland county in Northern Norway.

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Ofoten Line

The Ofoten Line (Ofotbanen) is a railway line in Narvik, Norway.

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Ofotfjord (Ofotfjorden) or Narvik Fjord is a fjord in Nordland county, Norway.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.

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Operation Alphabet

Operation Alphabet was an evacuation, authorised on May 24, 1940, of Allied (British, French and Polish) troops from the harbour of Narvik in northern Norway marking the success of Operation Weserübung the Nazi Germany invasion of April 9 and the end of the Allied campaign in Norway during World War II.

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Operation Juno

Operation Juno was a German naval offensive late in the Norwegian Campaign.

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Operation Weserübung

Operation Weserübung was the code name for Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway during the Second World War and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign.

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Operation Wilfred

Operation Wilfred was a British naval operation during the Second World War that involved the mining of the channel between Norway and her offshore islands to prevent the transport of Swedish iron ore through neutral Norwegian waters to be used to sustain the German war effort.

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Oslo (rarely) is the capital and most populous city of Norway.

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Paul Due

Paul Due (13 August 1835 – 26 February 1919) was a Norwegian architect and significant contributor to the stations built by the Norwegian State Railways.

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Pierse Joseph Mackesy

Major General Pierse Joseph Mackesy, CB, DSO, MC (5 April 1883 – 8 June 1956), born in Dublin, Ireland was a British Army officer who, early in World War II, led the attempt to recapture Narvik in April–May 1940 in the ill-fated Norwegian Campaign.

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Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.

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Polar night

The polar night occurs in the northernmost and southernmost regions of the Earth when the night lasts for more than 24 hours.

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Political party

A political party is an organised group of people, often with common views, who come together to contest elections and hold power in government.

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Population density

Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density.

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A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Riksgränsen, The National Border in Swedish, is a ski-resort in Kiruna Municipality, Lappland, Sweden, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.

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Rombak Bridge

The Rombak Bridge (Rombaksbrua) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Rombaken fjord near the town of Narvik in Nordland county and also Norway, Norway.

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Rovaniemi is a city and municipality of Finland.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

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Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae.

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Søsterbekk Station

Søsterbekk Station (Søsterbekk holdeplass) is a railway station in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Sealggajávri is a lake in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Serbia (Србија / Srbija),Pannonian Rusyn: Сербия; Szerbia; Albanian and Romanian: Serbia; Slovak and Czech: Srbsko,; Сърбия.

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Sister city

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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SJ (formally SJ AB) is a government-owned passenger train operator in Sweden.

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Skånland (Skánit) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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Skjomen (Skievvá) is a fjord arm that branches off from the Ofotfjorden.

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Skjomen Bridge

The Skjomen Bridge (Skjombrua) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Skjomen fjord near the town of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Skjomen Church

Skjomen Church (Skjomen kirke) is a parish church in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Snow refers to forms of ice crystals that precipitate from the atmosphere (usually from clouds) and undergo changes on the Earth's surface.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Statistics Norway

Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrå, abbreviated to SSB) is the Norwegian statistics bureau.

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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries; 952,058 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.

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Storsteinfjellet is a mountain ridge in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland, Norway.

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Straumsnes, Narvik

Straumsnes is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Suction cup

A suction cup, also known as a sucker, is a device or object that uses the negative fluid pressure of air or water to adhere to nonporous surfaces, creating a partial vacuum.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Teknisk Ukeblad

Teknisk Ukeblad (TU, Technical Weekly Magazine) is Norwegian engineering magazine.

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Tesla, Inc.

Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors) was founded in 2003, and is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, California, that specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing (through the subsidiary company SolarCity).

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Troms (italic; Tromssa) is a county in Northern Norway.

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Tromsø (Romsa; Tromssa; Tromssa) is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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Trondheim (historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.

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Tysfjord (Norwegian) or Divtasvuodna (Lule Sami) is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway.

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U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".

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Unna Guovdelisjávri

Unna Guovdelisjávri is a lake that is located on the border of Norway and Sweden.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Victoria of Baden

Victoria of Baden (Sophie Marie Viktoria; 7 August 1862 – 4 April 1930), was the Queen of Sweden by her marriage to King Gustaf V. She was politically active in a conservative fashion during the development of democracy and known to be pro-German during the First World War.

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Vidrek is a small village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway.

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Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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Winter War

The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union (USSR) and Finland.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Wreck diving

Wreck diving is recreational diving where the wreckage of ships, aircraft and other artificial structures are explored.

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