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Where is Norway?

map showing the location of Norway

Located in the continent of Europe, Norway covers 304,282 square kilometers of land and 19,520 square kilometers of water, making it the 68th largest nation in the world with a total area of 323,802 square kilometers.

Norway was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1905. The population of Norway is 4,707,270 (2012) and the nation has a density of 15 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). As well, the people of Norway are refered to as Norwegian.

The dialing code for the country is 47 and the top level internet domain for Norwegian sites is .no.

Norway shares land borders with 3 countries: Finland, Sweden, Russia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Norway section.

Quick facts

Population 4,707,270
Density 15.5 / km2 ( 40.1 / mi2 )
Languages Norwegian Bokm, Norwegian Nynorsk
Independence Year 1905
Capital Oslo (Oslo)
Currency Norwegian Krone
GDP 500,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 106,219 (2014 data)
Land Area 304,282 km2 (117,484 mi2)
Water Area 19,520 km2 (7,537 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 4.640
Maximum Longitude 33.630
Mininum Latitude 57.970
Maximum Latitude 80.750

What is the capital of Norway?

map showing the location of Norway
Location of Oslo on a map.

Oslo is the capital city of Norway. It has a population of 580,000, and is located on a latitue of 59.91 and longitude of 10.75.

Oslo is also the political center of Norway, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Oslo, the Capital Of Norway

City Oslo
Country Norway
Population 580,000
Longitude 10.74609000
Latitude 59.91273000
Elevation 26 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Norway

Rank City Population
#1Oslo580,000
#2Bergen213,585
#3Trondheim147,139
#4Stavanger121,610
#5Drammen90,722
#6Fredrikstad72,760
#7Kristiansand63,814
#8Sandnes63,032
#9Tromso52,436
#10Sarpsborg52,159
#11Skien50,595

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.