Official English Name: Kingdom of Norway
Official Local Name(s): Kongeriket Norge (Bokmål)
Kongeriket Noreg (Nynorsk)
Common English Name: Norway
Capital: Oslo

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Official Language(s)

Bokmål Norwegian, Norwegian Nynorsk
Secondary Languages: Sami, Finnish

Resources

Petroleum, Natural gas, Iron ore, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Titanium, Pyrites, Nickel, Fish, Timber, Hydropower

Neighbors

Sweden (East), Finland (Northeast), Russia (Northeast)

Ethnic groups

Norwegian (83.70%), Polish (2.03%), Lithuanian (0.80%), Somalian (0.77%), Swedish (0.77%)

People

Est. Population:

5252166

Demonym:

Norwegian

Religions:

Church of Norway (73.0%)
Atheist (16.3%)
Other Christian (5.7%)
Muslim (2.7%)
Agnostic (1.7%)

Largest City:

Oslo (658,390)

Other Cities:

Bergen (277,391)
Trondheim (187,353)
Stavanger (132,644)
Bærum (122,348)

Geography

Region:

Northern Europe (Scandinavia)

Bodies of Water:

Norwegian Sea (West)
North Sea (South)

Total Area:

323,802 km2 (94.0% land, 6.0% water)

Total Land:

2,542 km

Total Coastline:

83,281 km

Climate

Temperate along coast, with colder interior

Terrain:

Glaciated
High plateaus
Rugged mountains
Fertile valleys
Small, scattered plains
Coastline deeply indented by fjords
Arctic tundra in north

Highest Point

Galdhopiggen (2,469 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Rockslides
Avalanches
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Harald V

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Admin. Divisions

19 Counties

Independence:

26 October 1905 (from Norwegian-Swedish union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Lion

Nat'l Anthem:

Ja, vi elsker dette landet

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$68,400 (USD)

Currency

kr (Norwegian Krone)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = kr (Norwegian Krone)8.34

Communication

Internet Code

.no

Telephone Code

47

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 91 - Norway
Posted on Tuesday September 11, 2018

Cultural Notes

Norwegian cuisine entails primarily of seafood.