Where is Norway?

Located in Northern Europe, Norway has a 2,566.00 km border with Finland (709 km), Sweden (1,666 km) and Russia (191 km).Norway asserts a territorial claim in Antarctica.

Norway is a European country covering 323,802.00 km2 of which 6.03% is water and 304,282.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 69th largest country in the world and slightly larger than twice the size of Georgia slightly larger than New Mexico. Its geographic coordinates are 62 00 N, 10 00 E and Oslo is the capital city.

The name Norway comes from the Old Norse words "nordr" and "vegr", meaning "northern way".

Its ISO code is NO.

Geography

Norway has a mean elevation of 460 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Norwegian Sea. Its highest elevation is Galdhopiggen which is 2,469m above tall.

It has a temperate climate along the coast, with an interior climate that is colder and wetter. Its terrain is glaciated, with high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys and small, scattered plains.

Population

Norway has a population of 5,265,158 making it the 120th largest in the world. The majority of the population can be found in the south.

Bokmal Norwegian and Nynorsk Norwegian are both official languages. The major ethnic group reported is Norwegian. The majority of the population belongs to the Church of Norway.

The dialing code for the country is 47.

Government

Norway is an independent country. In 1905, Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved. Its constitution was last ratified in 1814.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Norway's GDP is $365,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $69,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 48th largest economy and its citizens the 12th richest in the world. The currency of Norway is the Krone (NOK).

Its major export partners are the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. Its main exports are petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, and chemicals. Its major import partners are Sweden, Germany, and China. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017