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Facts & Figures

Norway, a constitutional democracy in Northern Europe, has a population of 5.25 millions. Norway has an extensive coastline of 25 148 km, and is famous for nature attractions like fjords, mountains and midnight sun.

Official name

Kingdom of Norway

System of government

Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy

Head of State

Harald V, King of Norway

Head of Government

Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Area

385,186 square kilometres

Population

5, 252, 166 inhabitants (2016)

Largest cities

Oslo (capital), Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger

Languages

Norwegian (the two forms bokmål and nynorsk) and Sami (official language in six municipalities)

Religion

Church of Norway (Protestant Christianity) 78%; Catholic 1.3%; Pentecostal Christian 0.8%; other Christian 3.5%; Muslim 2.0%; other, none, or unknown 14.4%

National day

17 May (1814, Constitution Day)

Currency

Norwegian kroner (NOK)

1 kroner = 100 øre
1 EUR = NOK 9.28,
1 USD = NOK 8.39 (2016)

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