Norway

Map of Norway with country flag

Norway is a Scandinavian and Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Russia, Finland, and Sweden to the east and is bounded by the Norwegian Sea to the north and east, the Barents Sea to the north, and the North Sea to the south. The Skagerrak Strait separates Norway from Denmark to the south. Norway also includes the island of Jan Mayen and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, as well as three dependent territories in the southern hemisphere (Bouvet Island, Queen Maud Land, and Peter I Island).

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (km²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Kingdom of NorwayEuropeNorthern EuropeOslo5,474,3600.01%365,957Norwegian kronekr
Oslo is both Norway’s largest city and its capital. It is the country’s governmental and economic center and a major international shipping hub. The city is home to many of the world’s largest maritime companies. Some of the country’s other large cities include Bergen, Drammen, Ålesund, and Tromsø.
 
The country’s landscape is wild and dramatic, consisting of deep fjords, towering mountains, large glaciers, lush green valleys, and rugged coastline. In the far north, there is also polar tundra. Norway is home to the world’s longest fjord (Sognefjorden) and the deepest lake in Europe (Hornindalsvatnet).
 
Mainland Norway experiences four distinct seasons: Winter, spring, summer, and autumn. The coldest weather is in the far north, the wettest is in the south and west, and the sunniest is in the south. In the northernmost part of the country and the higher mountain regions, there is year-round permafrost. Areas north of the Arctic Circle experience continuous daylight from late May through late July and continual darkness from late November through late January.
 
Norway is a unitary state with a constitutional monarchy. Power is divided between the parliament, the cabinet, and the supreme court.

Norway: Stats and Facts

Official LanguagesMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
Norwegian
Sami languages
Christianity
"Ja, vi elsker dette landet"
("Yes, We Love This Country")
NONOR.no+4783,28162 00 N, 10 00 E1UTC +01:00UTC +02:00right$470,170,000,000$84,851$567,740,000,000$102,459