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 About Norway

Norway, one of the Scandinavian kingdoms. The country is situated in Northern Europe, the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, with coastlines at the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Sweden, Finland, and Russia and it shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Iceland, and Denmark.

Norway’s landscape offers rocky wilderness with mountains and glaciers and its coast is dented by coastal fjords, long, narrow inlets with steep cliffs, some of the fjords reach deep into the interior of the country. Norway’s mainland covers an area of 323,802 km², making it somewhat smaller than Germany, or slightly larger than the US state of New Mexico.

Just 5.2 million people live in this sparsely populated country, most of Norway’s population is concentrated in the southern portion of the country. Capital and largest city is Oslo, spoken language is Norwegian, a North Germanic language.

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Map of Norway

Norway Map

Norway National Flag

Norway Flag

Norway Currency

Norway Currency

National Language Norwegian
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Important Cities Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger/Sandnes, Trondheim, Drammen, Kristiansand, Ålesund
CurrencyNorwegian krone (NOK)
Date format
Drives on the Right
Calling Code +47