Denmark-Norway

Denmark–Norway

Danmark–Norge
1523–1533
1537–1814
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Map of Denmark–Norway, c. 1780
Map of Denmark–Norway, c. 1780
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CapitalCopenhagen
and Oslo (Only in Norway 1523–1537)
Common languagesOfficial:
Danish, German, Renaissance Latin
Also spoken: Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Sami, Greenlandic
Religion
Lutheran
GovernmentElective monarchy 1523–1660 (Denmark)
Hereditary monarchy 1660–1814 (Denmark)
(Absolutism since 1660)
Elective monarchy 1523–1537 (Norway (de facto))
Hereditary monarchy 1537–1814 (Absolutism since 1661)
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Legislature
Historical eraEarly modern Europe
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Area
1780b487,476 km2 (188,216 sq mi)
Population
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Currency
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Today part of

The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway was a union between the two kingdoms Denmark and Norway, which lasted from 1536 to 1814.[2][3] During this time, the capital of both countries was Copenhagen, and they shared the same military. The kingdom also possessed colonies in Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Caribbean and India.

Monarchs

  • 1524–1533: Frederick I
  • 1588–1648: Christian IV
  • 1648–1670: Frederick III
  • 1808–1814: Frederick VI

References

  1. regjeringen.no (5 July 2011). "A Forerunner to the Norwegian Council of State". Government.no.
  2. "Denmark". World Statesmen. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. "Norway". World Statesmen. Retrieved 18 January 2015.