Norway is officially called the Kingdom of Norway. It was merged with Denmark in from 1524 to 1814, and then with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 – Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden after it lost the Napoleonic War in 1814. Norway gained independence in 1905. It has an area of 385,178, a population of 5.1 million, and the world’s highest HDI at 0.955.
Norway’s biggest cultural export is black metal.