Norwegian Kingdom and some of its current overseas territories
Norwegian Kingdom and some of its current overseas territories

This is a list of current and former territorial possessions of the Kingdom of Norway.

Current overseas territories

Integral areas of Norway which are unincorporated:

Svalbard with Bear Island are subject to the provisions of the Svalbard Treaty. Svalbard and Jan Mayen are sometimes grouped together for some categorization purposes.

Current dependencies of Norway are all in the southern polar region:

Map

Location of Norway and its overseas territories
Location of Norway and its overseas territories

Former dependencies and homelands

See also: Kingdom of Norway (872–1397)

Norwegian Kingdom at its greatest extent about 1265
Norwegian Kingdom at its greatest extent about 1265
Kingdom of Norway (872–1397) with its homeland, dependencies and possessions
Kingdom of Norway (872–1397) with its homeland, dependencies and possessions
Norwegian Kingdom and its former homeland before 1645
Norwegian Kingdom and its former homeland before 1645

The so-called Greater Norway[1] includes these entities:

Dependencies ceded to Scotland (1st phase)

Vassals

National homelands ceded to Sweden (2nd phase)

Early entity

Dependencies ceded to Denmark (3rd phase)

The actual time of cession of the islands is somewhat disputed. Some claim it took place with the Union of Denmark and Norway in 1536/37, as the possessions of the Norwegian crown were claimed by the Oldenburg king. Nevertheless, they were still referred to as "dependencies of Norway" in later official documents. Also the Treaty of Kiel states: "...and provinces, constituting the kingdom of Norway, [..], together with their dependencies (Greenland, the Faroe Isles, and Iceland, excepted); [...] shall belong in full and sovereign property to the King of Sweden,...", clearly indicating that they were until 1814 regarded as a part of Norway.[3]

Eastern Greenland Case

Briefly-ruled areas

Welsh homeland

Danish homelands

Swedish homelands

Suzerainties – Dublin and Mann

Former territorial claims

See also

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