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Norway

Official English Name: Kingdom of Norway

Official Local Name(s): Kongeriket Norge (Bokmål), Kongeriket Noreg (Nynorsk)

Common English Name: Norway

Capital: Oslo

REGION
Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Sweden (East)
Finland (Northeast)
Russia (Northeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Norwegian Sea (West)
North Sea (South)
TOTAL AREA
323,802 km2 (94.0% land, 6.0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Petroleum
Natural gas
Iron ore
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Titanium
Pyrites
Nickel
Fish
Timber
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Rockslides
Avalanches
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Norwegian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Norwegian (83.70%)
Polish (2.03%)
Lithuanian (0.80%)
Somalian (0.77%)
Swedish (0.77%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Bokmål Norwegian
Norwegian Nynorsk
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Sami
Finnish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Church of Norway (73.0%)
Atheist (16.3%)
Other Christian (5.7%)
Muslim (2.7%)
Agnostic (1.7%)
POPULATION
5,252,166
LARGEST CITY
Oslo (658,390)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Bergen (277,391)
Trondheim (187,353)
Stavanger (132,644)
Bærum (122,348)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Harald V
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
19 Counties
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
26 October 1905 (from Norwegian-Swedish union)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Ja, vi elsker dette landet
GDP PER CAPITA
$68,400 (USD)
CURRENCY
kr (Norwegian Krone)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = 8.62 kr
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.no
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+47

Norwegian cuisine entails primarily seafood.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/no.html (Majority of information)

https://www.ssb.no/en/ (National population)

http://bit.ly/2gh4ylH (Ethnic data)

https://www.ssb.no/en/kultur-og-fritid/statistikker/trosamf/aar/2015-11-25 (Religious data)

https://www.ssb.no/en/kultur-og-fritid/statistikker/kirke_kostra (Religious data)

https://www.ssb.no/en/befolkning/statistikker/beftett (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 23 November 2016