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Norway - Facts and Information

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Short Name: Norway

Long Name: Kingdom of Norway

Short Name (local): Norge

Long Name (local): Kongeriket Norge

Member of European Union: No

International Dialing Code: +47

Capital City: Oslo

National Tourist Office: Visit Norway, Visit Norway (USA)

Foreign Embassies in Norway: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Dependent Areas: Bouvet Island, Jan Mayen, Svalbard

Nationality: Noun - Norwegian(s), Adjective - Norwegian

Government Type: Constitutional monarchy

Ethnic Groups: Norwegian, Sami 20,000

Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 86% (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3%, other 1%, none and unknown 10% (1997)

Languages: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Monetary Unit: 1 Norwegian krone = 100 ore

Area: 324,220 sq km - slightly larger than New Mexico

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

Population: 4,574,560 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.98 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 37.9 years, male 37 years, female 38.8 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 79.25 years, male 76.64 years, female 82.01 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.41% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 1.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 4.7% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$43,350 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish

Export Partners: Germany 20.2%, UK 14.6%, Sweden 9%, France 8.3%, Netherlands 8%, US 7.4%, Canada 4.6% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, foodstuffs

Import Partners: Sweden 22.5%, Germany 13.3%, UK 8.3%, Denmark 7.7%, Netherlands 5.9% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower

Public Television: NRK

Public Radio: NRK


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