Norway - Facts and Information
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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