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Region of northern Europe, encompassing the Scandinavian Peninsula and culturally related areas

Scandinavia is a region in northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties. The majority national languages of the region, and their many dialects, belong to the Scandinavian dialect continuum, and are mutually intelligible North Germanic languages. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. However, in English usage, the term also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, the latter region known locally as the Nordic countries.

  • Denmark - Territory in northen Europe, ruled since 1953 by the Kongeriget Danmark
  • Finland - Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1917 by the Suomen tasavalta
  • Iceland - Island in the north Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1944 by the Lýðveldið Ísland
  • Norway - Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Kongeriket Norge
  • Sweden - Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Konungariket Sverige

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Scandinavia" as of 2 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.