Introduction

Summary

Constitutional monarchy occupying western half of the Scandinavian Peninsula; bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by Sweden, Finland and the Russian Federation. One of the OECD countries. Member of EFTA and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Cities

Capital: Oslo

Principal Ports

Bergen, Bodo, Drammen, Fredrikstad, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Larvik, Narvik, Oslo, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Trondheim, Tromso

Population

5.3 million

International Country Code

NO

Language(s)

Norwegian. English widely understood.

Religion

The majority of the population are Christian, mainly Evangelical Lutheran.

Literacy Rate

100%

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