Nordic Council (NC)

What is Nordic Council (NC)?

Nordic Council (NC) meaning

established – 16 March 1952; effective – 12 February 1953


aim – to promote regional economic, cultural, and environmental cooperation


members – (5) Denmark (including Faroe Islands and Greenland), Finland (including Aland Islands), Iceland, Norway, Sweden


observers – (6) Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Sami (Lapp) local parliaments of Finland, Norway, and Sweden



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.