10 Kroner, 1984

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Front: Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat

Back: Fisherman and cargo ship


50 Kroner, 1998

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Front: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885), Norwegian writer of fairy tales

Back: Water lilies and dragonfly


100 Kroner, 1999

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Front: Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad (1895-1962), famous soprano

Back: Layout of a theater


200 Kroner, 2006

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Front: Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917), Norwegian scientist

Back: Map of the North Polar region

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500 Kroner, 2012

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Front: Sigrid Undste (1882-1949), Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928

Back: Floral wreath; Embroidery

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1000 Kroner, 2004

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Front: Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Norwegian painter and printmaker

Back: The Sun painted by Edvard Munch

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The Kingdom of Norway, situated in northwestern Europe, was established in the 9th century, the era of indomitable Norse Vikings who ranged far and wide, visiting the coasts of northwestern Europe, the Mediterranean, Greenland and North America. United briefly with Sweden in the 13th century, then passed through the Union of Kalmar in 1397, to the rule of Denmark which was maintained until 1814. Again fell under the rule of Sweden 1814-1905. It regained independence as a kingdom in 1905. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Norway.




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