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.
About 385,000 km2
About 5.37 million
86.2% Norwegian, 13.8% Non-Norwegian
Norwegian and Sami are official languages
Church of Norway
Norway has an independent identity in the fields of literature, art and music.
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.
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
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.
$ 82,711 (2018)
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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