Norway Essentials

Facts about Norway from Wikipedia:

Kingdom of Norway

Kongeriket Norge (Bokmål)
Kongeriket Noreg (Nynorsk)
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Royal: Alt for Norge
(“Everything for Norway”)
1814 Eidsvoll oath: Enig og tro til Dovre faller
(“United and loyal until the mountains of Dovre crumble”)
Anthem: Ja, vi elsker dette landet
(“Yes, we love this country”)
Royal anthem: Kongesangen
(“The King’s Song”)
Location of   Norway  (dark green)on the European continent  (dark grey)  —   [Legend]
Location of  Norway (dark green)on the European continent (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

(and largest city)
59°56′N 10°41′E / 59.933°N 10.683°E / 59.933; 10.683
Official language(s) Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
Recognised regional languages Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven and Southern Sami
Ethnic groups 88.6% Norwegian and Sami 1
11.4% other (2010)[1]
Demonym Norwegian
Government Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy
King Harald V
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (AP)
President of the Storting Dag Terje Andersen (AP)
Chief Justice Tore Schei
Current coalition Red-Green Coalition
Legislature Storting
Unification 872
Constitution 17 May 1814
Dissolution of union with Sweden declared 7 June 1905
Reich Commissariat of Norway 9 April 1940
8 May 1945
Total 385,252 km2 (61st2)
148,746 sq mi
Water (%) 7.0
2010 estimate 4,915,500 (116th)
2010 census 4.908.100
Density 12.5/km2 (211th)
31/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
Total $259.054 billion[2]
Per capita $52,964.280[2]
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
Total $433.304 billion[2]
Per capita $88,590.167[2]
Gini (2000) 25.8 (low) (5th)
HDI (2010) increase 0.938[3] (very high) (1st)
Currency Norwegian krone (NOK)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Date formats
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code NO
Internet TLD .no3
Calling code 47
1 Sami population is not clearly defined, but is believed to amount from 60,000 to 100,000 persons, or 1.2% to 2% of the population of Norway.[4]
2 Includes Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
3 Two more TLDs have been assigned, but to date not used: .sj for Svalbard and Jan Mayen; .bv for Bouvet Island.
4 This percentage is for the mainland and also includes glaciers[5]
5 Statistics Norway estimation (5 September 2006) using variant MMMM from Table 10[6]

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