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Snow Over Sweden and Norway

61.0N 9.1E

March 28th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Sweden and Norway - March 19th, 2011

The terrain of Norway (left) and Sweden (right) are covered by snow, while their neighbor Denmark (bottom center) is snow free. The snow appears heaviest in Norway, by the fjords and mountains of its west coast.

The geography of Norway is dominated by vast mountain ranges, usually running north-south, broken up by valleys and fjords. Less than 10% of the country’s area is arable, and the rest is mountainous. Glaciers are the major cause for erosion, so terrain in Norwegian mountains consists of plateaus and lakes with peaks.

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