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Country Profile: Norway

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Region: Europe

Capital: Oslo

Population: 4,836,456

Area Total: 342,220

Area Land: 307,860

Climate: Temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior; rainy year-round on west coast



Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Bergen 213,585 2020
Oslo 580,000 2020
Stavanger 121,610 2020

Other Key Data
Region: Europe
Population: 4,836,456
Area Total: 342,220km2
Area Land: 307,860km2
Coast Line: 21,925km
Capital: Oslo
Climate: Temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior; rainy year-round on west coast
Languages: Norwegian (official)
small Lapp and Finnish-speaking minorities
Currency: 1 Norwegian krone (NOK$) = 100 oere
Holiday: Constitution Day, 17 May (1814)


Average Daily Temperature
January: °C / 24.90°F
July: °C / 56.20°F
Annual Rainfall: mm / 44.1"


Boundaries
Sweden 1,619 km
Finland 729 km
Russia 167 km


Ethnic Divisions
Norwegian (Nordic, Alpine, Baltic) 99.00%
Lapps (Sami) 1.00%


Religions
Evangelical Lutheran 86.00%
Unknown 10.00%
Other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.00%
other 1.00%

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