Great 4k uhd timelapse footage. Daytime and night time, zoom in zoom out and stabile versions of time lapse footages are available. The Church of Norway is the state church and the largest church in Norway. The church was established after the Lutheran reformation in Denmark–Norway in 1536–1537 broke ties with the Holy See. The church professes the Lutheran Christian faith, with its foundation on the Bible, the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, Luther’s Small Catechism and theAugsburg Confession. The church is a member of the Porvoo Communion with 12 other churches, among them the Anglican churches of Europe. It has also signed some other ecumenical texts, including the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification with the Roman Catholic Church. Until 1969, the church’s name for administrative purposes was simply the State Church or sometimes just the Church, whereas the constitution described it as the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. A constitutional amendment of May 21, 2012 designates the church as Norway’s people’s church Norges Folkekirke, with a new provision that is almost a verbatim copy of the provision for the Danish state church folkekirken in the Constitution of Denmark. While the church remains state-funded and integrated in the state administration with a special constitutional role, it is largely self-governing in doctrinal matters and clergy appointments. Stave church Norway Oslo religion catholic Christ Christian Jesus protestant. Norway is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago ofSvalbard, The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section ofAntarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the Kingdom included the Faroe Islandssince 1035, Greenland 1261, and Iceland 1262. It also included Shetland and Orkney until 1468. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres 148,747 sq mi and a population of 5,109,059 people 2014. The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden 1,619 km or 1,006 mi long. Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak Strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. Pagan wooden building roof Norwegian wood architecture old ancient Viking. King Harald V of the German House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg is the currentKing of Norway. Erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. Aconstitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the Cabinet, and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution. The Kingdom is established as a merger of several petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from the year 872 the Kingdom has existed continuously for 1,144 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls. Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with the European Union and the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO and the OECD; and is also a part of the Schengen Area. Medieval Heddal Stavkirke Scandinavia Europe Vikings traditional time lapse. The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product. The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists, as well as ninth-highest on a more comprehensive CIA list. On a per-capita basis, it is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East. From 2001 to 2006, and then again from 2009 to 2014, Norway had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world. Norway has also topped the Legatum Prosperity Index for the last five years. hyperlapse 4k religious travel fjord historic tourism history mountain. Oslo constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Fortress during the reign of King Christian IV and renamed Christiania in his honour. It was established as a municipality formannskapsdistrikt on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristianiafrom 1877 to 1925, at which time its original Norwegian name was restored. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world’s largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme. Architectural vintage landmark Christianity Scandinavian nature god world summer wall dark exterior style. Oslo is considered a global city and ranked Beta World City in studies carried out by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008. It was ranked number one in terms of quality of life among European large cities in the European Cities of the Future 2012 report by fDi magazine. A survey conducted by ECA International in 2011 placed Oslo as the second most expensive city in the world for living expenses after Tokyo. In 2013 Oslo tied with the Australian city of Melbourne as the fourth most expensive city in the world, according to theEconomist Intelligence Unit EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living study. As of January 1, 2016, the municipality of Oslo has a population of 658,390, while the population of the city’s urban area was 942,084. The metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1.71 million. The population is currently increasing at record rates, making it the fastest growing majorcity in Europe. This growth stems for the most part from international immigration and related high birth rates, but also from intra-national migration. The immigrant population in the city is growing somewhat faster than the Norwegian population, and in the city proper this is now more than 25% of the total. Please also check my portfolio for more travel videos. I have videos from over 50 countries, 1.000 cities.