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Norway - Expo Vancouver 1986

Norway at the Exhibition Expo Vancouver 1986
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Maritime activities have contributed greatly to the prosperity of modern Norway, a nation of four million people that enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world.

The maritime traditions of the people are over a thousand years old and are still reflected today in their merchant marine, which consists largely of modern ships that ply the seas of the world in the service of many countries. Maritime research and equipment manufacturing are also very important.

In addition to the fishing and fish processing industry, there is a growing fish farming industry, which takes advantage of both the cold, pure and sheltered coastal waters and modern technology.

The country has been an oil producer since 1969 and is now the only country in Europe that exports more oil than it consumes. Oil and gas deposits continue to be discovered off the coast, which in terms of water depth and weather conditions resembles the Canadian coast.

The Norwegian pavilion displays the latest technological innovations for working at sea.

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