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Land Area 304,282 km2
Water Area 19,520 km2
Total Area 323,802 km2
Population 5,265,158
Population Density 16.26 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $365.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $69,300
Currency Krone (NOK)
Largest Cities
  • Oslo (580,000)
  • Bergen (213,585)
  • Trondheim (147,139)
  • Stavanger (121,610)
  • Drammen (90,722)
  • Fredrikstad (72,760)
  • Kristiansand (63,814)
  • Sandnes (63,032)
  • Tromso (52,436)
  • Sarpsborg (52,159)
  • Name: Norway
    (long form) Kingdom of Norway
    (local short form) Norge
  • Capital City: Oslo (875,000 pop.)
  • Norway Population: 4,722,701 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Norwegian Krone - (plural) Kroner
    (conversion rates)

    Norwegian Krone
    100 Norwegian Krones
  • Ethnicity: Norwegian 94.4%, other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $278.1 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $55,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Fredrikstad. Note that the Oslo metro area now exceeds 1.1 million.
  • Name: Some medieval texts attribute the name to the mythical King Norr. However, it's generally assumed the name is derived from Old Norse "norovegr," meaning "the northern route" (the way northwards).
  • National Day: May 17, Constitution Day
  • Religion: Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)
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