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Norway

We are researching local information about Norway. Norway is a kingdom on the western coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula in north Europe. We will feature information that you may want to know when you enter Norway.

Norway

Location

Norway shares a long eastern border with Sweden. It is adjacent to Finland and Russia in the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait to the south, and Denmark to the south.

Land

About 385,000 km2

Capital (approximate population)

Oslo (one million)

Business related cities other than Oslo (approximate population)

Bergen (280,000), Trondheim (190,000), etc.

Population

About 5.37 million

Ethnic Groups

86.2% Norwegian, 13.8% Non-Norwegian

Language

Norwegian and Sami are official languages

Religion

Church of Norway

Culture

Norway has an independent identity in the fields of literature, art and music.

Education

There are three courses: elementary (7 years), junior-high (3 years), and high (3 years). University education has a bachelor's (3 years), master's (2 years), and doctoral (3 years) courses.

Outline of modern history in Norway

1814 Integration with Sweden
1905 Separated from Sweden
1939-45 Second World War
1940 Nazi Germany occupies Norway in World War II
1945 Freed from Nazi German occupation
1949 Join NATO

Politics

A constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Parliament is unicameral. The Prime Minister nominates the Cabinet and carries out administration. The judiciary is independent of the government and the legislature.

GDP per capita

$ 82,711 (2018)

Economy

Norwegians enjoy the second highest GDP per capita (after Luxembourg) in European countries and the sixth highest GDP per capita (PPP) in the world. It is considered the second richest country in the world.

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