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The reference to North in the name of Norway

It is said that the name Norway is actually shortening of Norðurvegur, that is Northern Way. It refers to a sailing route between the island Karmoy and the mainland of Norway. The whole area is actually aligned N-S, as can be seen here:

Karmoy

The N-S oriented tectonics have their origins in the symmetry of the relevant polygon.

Here it is marked with red:

Karmoy polygon

The coasts of Karmoy are at the central axis of the relevant polygon.

 

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