Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway


Netherlands

Royalty

National Anthem


The capital city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam (although the seat of Government is the Hague).

The country is divided up into 12 districts.

Districts.

Drenthe Groningen Overijssel
Flevoland Limburg Utrecht
Friesland Noord-Brabant Zeeland
Gelderland Noord-Holland Zuid-Holland


Patron Saint : Willibrord

Currency : Euro = 100 Cents

National holiday : Queen's Day (Birthday of Queen-Mother JULIANA in 1909 and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX in 1980), 30 April

Highest Point : Vaalserberg 322 m

Longest River :


Royalty.

1813 1840William I
18401849William II
18491890William III
18901948Wilhelmina
19481980Juliana
1980Beatrix


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New Zealand

Premiers / Prime Ministers


New Zealand consists of two main Islands, North and South. The Capital, Wellington is situated on the North Island.

North Island.

Auckland Rotorua
Bay of Plenty Ruapehu
Coromandel Taranaki
Eastland Taupo
Hawkes Bay Waikato
Horowhenua Wairarapa
Manawatu Wanganui
Northland Wellington

South Island.

Canterbury Nelson
Christchurch Otago
Dunedin Queenstown
Fiordland Southland
Marlborough Wanaka
Mt Cook West Coast


Patron Saint : Our Lady Help of Christians

Currency : Dollar (NZD) = 100 Cents

National holiday : Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)

Highest Point : Aoraki-Mount Cook 3,754 m

Longest River : Waikato North Island, Clutha South Island


Premiers and Prime Ministers.

Premier

May 1856 May 1856Henry Sewell
May 1856 Jun 1856William Fox
June 1856 Jul 1861Edward William Stafford
Jul 1861 Aug 1862William Fox
Aug 1862 Oct 1863Alfred Domett
Oct 1863 Nov 1864Frederick Whitaker M.L.C
Nov 1864 Oct 1865Frederick Aloysius Weld
Oct 1865 Jun 1869Edward William Stafford
Jun 1869 Sep 1872 William Fox
Sep 1872 Oct 1872 Edward William Stafford
Oct 1872Mar 1873 George Marsden Waterhouse M.L.C
Mar 1873 Apr 1873 William Fox
Apr 1873 Jul 1875 Julius Vogel C.M.G
Jul 1875 Feb 1876 Daniel Pollen M.L.C
Feb 1876Sep 1876Sir Julius Vogel K.C.M.G
Sep 1876 Oct 1877Harry Albert Atkinson
Oct 1877 Oct 1879Sir George Grey K.C.B
Oct 1879 Apr 1882John Hall
Apr 1882Sep 1883Frederick Whitaker M.L.C
Sep 1883 Aug 1884Harry Albert Atkinson
Aug 1884 Aug 1884Robert Stout
Aug 1884Sep 1884Harry Albert Atkinson
Sep 1884Oct 1887 Sir Robert Stout K.C.M.G
Oct 1887Jan 1891Sir Harry Albert Atkinson K.C.M.G
Jan 1891 Apr 1893John Balance

Prime Minister

May 1893 Jun 1906Rt. Hon Richard John Seddon
Jun 1906 Aug 1906 William Hall-Jones
Aug 1906Mar 1912Rt. Hon Sir Joseph Geo Ward, Bt, K.C.M.G
Mar 1912 Jul 1912Thomas Mackenzie
Jul 1912May 1925Rt. Hon William Ferguson Massey
May 1925 May 1925 Hon. Sir Francis Henry D. Bell G.C.M.G,K.C,M.L.C
May 1925 Dec 1928 Rt. Hon Joseph Gordon Coates M.C
Dec 1928 May 1930Rt. Hon Sir Joseph Geo. Ward Bt.,G.C.M.G
May 1930 Dec 1935 Sir Hon George William Forbes
Dec 1935 Apr 1940 Rt. Hon Michael Joseph Savage
Apr 1940 Dec 1949 Rt. Hon Peter Fraser C.H
Dec 1949 Sep 1957 Rt. Hon Sir Sydney Geo. Holland G.C.B, C.H
Sep 1957 Dec 1957 Rt. Hon Keith Jacka Holyoake
Dec 1957 Dec 1960 Rt.Hon Walter Nash C.H
Dec 1960Feb 1972 Rt. Hon Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake G.C.M.G, C.H
Feb 1972 Dec 1972 Rt. Hon John Ross Marshall C.H
Dec 1972 Aug 1974 Rt. Hon Norman Eric Kirk
Sep 1974 Dec 1975 Rt.Hon Wallace Edward Rowling
Dec 1975 July 1984 Rt. Hon Sir Rob. David Muldoon C.H
Jul 1984 Aug 1989 Rt. Hon David Russell Lange
Aug 1989 Sep 1990Rt. Hon Geoffrey Palmer
Sep 1990 Nov 1990 Rt. Hon Michael Moore
Nov 1990 Dec 1997 Rt. Hon James Bolger
Dec 1997 Nov 1999 Rt. Hon Jennifer Mary Shipley
Nov 1999 Rt. Hon Helen Clark


Norway

Royalty

National Anthem


The capital city of the Norway is Oslo and the country is divided up into Fylker ( provinces).

Fylker

Akershus Oslo
Aust-Agder Ostfold
Buskerud Rogaland
Finnmark Sogn og Fjordane
Hedmark Sor-Trondelag
Hordaland Telemark
More og Romsdal Troms
Nordland Vest-Agder
Nord-Trondelag Vestfold
Oppland


Patron Saint : Olaf of Norway, Magnus of Orkney

Currency : Krone (NKr) = 100 Ore

National holiday : Constitution Day, 17 May (1814)

Highest Point : Galdhopiggen 2,469 m

Longest River :


ROYALTY.

865 933 Harald I Hårfagre
933 935 Eirik I (Haraldsson) Blodøks
935 960 Håkon I (Haraldsson) Adelstensfostre den gode
960 970 Harald II (Eriksson) Gråfell
970 995 Håkon Sigurdsson, Ladejarl Danish rule
995 1000 Olav I Trygvasson
1000 1015 Eirik and Svein Håkonsson, Ladejarler Danish rule
1015 1028 Olav II (Haraldsson) den Hellige
1028 1029 Håkon Eiriksson, Ladejarl Danish rule
1029 1030 Knud den store Danish rule
1030 1035 Svein Knutsson (Alfivason) Danish rule
1035 1047 Magnus I (Olavsson) den gode
1045 1066 Harald III (Sigurdsson) Hardråde
1066 1069 Magnus II Haraldsson
1067 1093 Olav III (Haraldsson) Kyrre
1093 1095 Håkon Magnusson Toresfostre
1093 1103 Magnus III (Olavsson) Berrføtt
1103 1115 Olav Magnusson
1103 1123 Øystein I Magnusson
1103 1130 Sigurd I (Magnusson) Jorsalfare
1130 1135 Magnus IV (Sigurdsson) den blinde
1130 1136 Harald IV (Magnusson) Gille
1136 1155 Sigurd II Munn
1136 1161 Inge I (Haraldsson) Krokrygg
1142 1157 Øystein II Haraldsson
1157 1162 Håkon II (Sigurdsson) Herdebrei
1161 1184 Magnus V Erlingsson
1177 1202 Sverre Sigurdsson
1202 1204 Håkon III Sverresson
1204 1217 Inge II Bårdsson
1217 1263 Håkon IV Håkonsson
1263 1280 Magnus VI (Håkonsson) Lagabøte
1280 1299 Eirik II Magnusson
1299 1319 Håkon V Magnusson
1319 1355 Magnus Eiriksson
1343 1380 Håkon VI Magnusson
1380 1387 Olav IV Håkonsson
1388 1412 Margrete
1389 1442 Eirik III (Erik av Pommern)
1442 1448 Christoffer av Bayern
1449 1450 Carl I Knutsson Bonde
1450 1481 Christian I
1481 1483 Interregnum
1483 1513 Hans
1513 1523 Christian II
1524 1533 Frederik I
1537 1559 Christian III
1559 1588 Frederik II
1588 1648 Christian IV
1648 1670 Frederik III
1670 1699 Christian V
1699 1730 Frederik IV
1730 1746 Christian VI
1746 1766 Frederik V
1766 1808 Christian VII
1808 1814 Frederik VI
1814 1814 Christian Frederik
1814 1818 Carl II
1818 1844 Carl III Johan
1844 1859 Oscar I
1859 1872 Carl IV
1872 1905 Oscar II
1905 1957 Haakon VII
1957 1991 Olav V
1991 Harald V


Ja, vi elsker dette landet

 

Ja, vi elsker dette landet, som det stiger frem, furet, værbitt over vannet, med de tusen hjem. Elsker, elsker det og tenker ing på vår far og mor og den saganatt som senker drømme på vår jord. og den saganatt som senker drømme på vår jord. Norske mann i hus og hytte, takk din store Gud! Landet ville han beskytte, skjønt det mørkt så ut. Alt hva fedrene har kjempet, mødrene har grett, har den Herre stille lempet så vi vant vår rett. Ja, vi elsker dette landet, som det stiger frem, furet, værbitt over vannet, med de tusen hjem. Og som fedres kamp har hevet det av nød til seir, også vi, når det blir krevet, for dets fred slår leir.


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