Saturday, March 14, 2009

Minifacts about Norway

Minifacts About Norway is a publication available both in print and on the web that gives an overview about many aspects of Norway. It is compiled by the Statistics Norway on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Editions in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic are also available.

Minifacts about Norway

Official name
The Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy

Geographic location
Located in Northern Europe with borders to Sweden, Finland and Russia.

The Kingdom of Norway: 385 155 km2
Mainland: 323 758 km2 (7.6 per cent protected)
Svalbard and Jan Mayen: 61 397 km2 (57.1 per cent protected)

Length of coastline
25 148 km, including fjords

Largest lake
Mjøsa, 362 sq. km

Highest mountain
Galdhøpiggen, 2 469 m

4 681 134 (as of 1 January 2007)

Capital city
Oslo, population: 548 617 (as of January 1, 2007)

Monetary unit
Norwegian kroner, NOK
1 USD = NOK 6,42 (March 2007)
1 EUR = NOK 8,38 (March 2007)

Economic indicators
Inflation rate, 2004: 0,4 per cent
Gross domestic product (GDP), 2005: NOK 1 939 217 million
Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, 2004: USD 38 000

Norwegian ("Bokmål" and "Nynorsk") and the "Sámi" language of the indigenous Sámi people in some areas (mainly in the North of Norway).

State Church
Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran)

External resources:

:: Minifacts About Norway (in English)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in French)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in German)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in Spanish)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in Portuguese)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in Russian)

::Minifacts About Norway (in Japanese)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in Chinese)

:: Minifacts About Norway (in Arabic) [pdf]

:: The Norway Portal
Norway - The official site. Locate Norwegian embassies and consulate generals around the world. Every site has various information about Norway.


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