The name of the north-European region Scandinavia, stems from the name of the peninsula that makes up the southern part of Sweden and Norway, the Scandinavian peninsula. In the course of history the meaning of Scandinavia was extended to include the countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Nowadays, especially in North-America, the term Scandinavia is used as a synonym for the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, possibly including the dependencies in the immediate vicinity. (See Nordic countries )
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