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About Norway in detail
Where is Norway?
Norway, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 59 55 N 10 45 E otherwise in Europe, in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden.
What is the capital of Norway?
The capital city of Norway is: Oslo.
What is the time in Oslo?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Oslo is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Norway?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Norway is: .no
What is the size of Norway?
The territory of Norway is total: 323,802 sq km; land: 304,282 sq km, water: 19,520 sq km.
If we would like to walk around and discover Norway, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,566 km.
What is the water coverage of Norway?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Norway is covered by water (see below), and this includes 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km) coastline.
What is the climate like in Norway?
The climate of Norway is temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current: colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers: rainy year-round on west coast.
Geographical data of Norway
The elevation of Norway; mean elevation: 460 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m, highest point: Galdhopiggen 2,469 m.
The typical geographical details of Norway include glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Norway is about two-thirds mountains; some 50,000 islands off its much-indented coastline; strategic location adjacent to sea lanes and air routes in North Atlantic; one of the most rugged and longest coastlines in the world.
Resources and land use of Norway
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 2.7%; arable land 2.2%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0.5%; forest: 27.8%; other: 69.5% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Norway
The number of inhabitants of Norway is 5,265,158 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most Norweigans live in the south where the climate is more mild and there is better connectivity to mainland Europe; population clusters are found all along the North Sea coast in the southwest, and Skaggerak in the southeast; the interior areas of the north remain sparsely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 80.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Norway is concentrated in OSLO (capital) 986,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Norway
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate).
Spoken languages in Norway
The spoken languages in Norway are the following: Bokmal Norwegian (official language), Nynorsk Norwegian (official language), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities. Note: Sami is an official language language in nine municipalities.
What are the most important religions in Norway?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 82.1%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.3%, Roman Catholic 1.8%, other 2.4%, unspecified 7.5% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Norway
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 18.02% (male 486,408 / female 462,178) 15-24 years: 12.8% (male 345,785 / female 327,969) 25-54 years: 40.98% (male 1,112,006 / female 1,045,791) 55-64 years: 11.7% (male 311,528 / female 304,267) 65 years and over: 16.51% (male 398,203 / female 471,023) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Norway is 1.07% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Norway the birth rate is 12.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Norway the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Norway, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Norway are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Norway
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Norway's has a stable economy with a vibrant private sector, a large state sector, and an extensive social safety net. Norway opted out of the EU during a referendum in November 1994; nonetheless, as a member of the European Economic Area, it contributesThe country is richly endowed with natural resources in addition to oil and gas, including hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals. The government manages the country’s petroleum resources through extensive regulation. The petroleum sector provides aboutIn anticipation of eventual declines in oil and gas production, Norway saves state revenue from petroleum sector activities in the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, valued at over $800 billion as of early 2016. The government allows itself to use up.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Norway is $376.3 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Norway is 0.8% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) 2.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Norway this is $69,300 (2016 estimate) $69,500 (2015 estimate) $69,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Norway produces?
The main agricultural products of Norway are barley, wheat, potatoes; pork, beef, veal, milk; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are petroleum and gas, shipping, fishing, aquaculture, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum and gas, shipping, fishing, aquaculture, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles.
Drinking water source in Norway
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Norway
In Norway the average number of childbirth is 1.86 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Norway
The average age of the population is total: 39.1 years; male: 38.4 years, female: 40 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Norway it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Norway is 6.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Norway. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Norway a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Norway
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Norway density of the hospital beds is 3.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Norway the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Norway the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Norway is 24.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Norway? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Norway are rockslides, avalanchesvolcanism: Beerenberg (elev. 2,227 m) on Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea is the country's only active volcano.
More interesting facts about Norway
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994; conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, Norway abandoned neutrality and became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Norway: 7 June 1905 (Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved); 26 October 1905 (Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union).
The flag and other symbols of Norway
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, red with a blue cross outlined in white that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); the colors recall Norway's past political unions with Denmark (red and white) and Sweden (blue).
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Norway: lion; national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Norway
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Norway?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Norway is mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; Supreme Court can advise on legislative acts.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Norway, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament or Storting (169 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 9 September 2013 (next to be held in September 2017)election results: percent of vote by party - Center-Right Coalition 54.0% (H 26.3%, FrP 16.3%, KrF 5.6%, V 5.2%), Red-Green Coalition 40.6% (Ap 30.8%, SP 5.5%, SV 4.1%), MDG 2.8, other 2.7%; seats by party - Center-Right Coalition 96 (H 48, FrP 29, KrF 10, V 9), Red-Green Coalition 72 (Ap 55, Sp 10, SV 7), MDG 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Norway
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Norway the labor force is 2.794 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Norway is total: 2.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 2.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Norway is 4.8% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Norway, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.8% highhest 10%: 21.2% (2014).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Norway the GINI index is .26,8 (2010).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Norway the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.8% highhest 10%: 21.2% (2014).
About the budget and central governments debt of Norway
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Norway is; revenues: $199.8 billion, expenditures: $188.8 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 53.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Norway is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Norway
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate), 2.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 1.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Norway
Norway, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Norway is: $92.4 billion (2016 estimate), $102.9 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish.
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: Sweden 12%, Germany 11.8%, China 10.9%, UK 6.7%, US 6.6%, Denmark 6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Norway
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Norway, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 92.7% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 2.5% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Norway, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Norway; modern in all respects; one of the most advanced telecommunications networks in Europedomestic: Norway has a domestic satellite system; the prevalence of rural areas encourages the wide use of mobile-cellular systemsinternational: country code - 47; 2 buried coaxial cable systems; submarine cables provide links to other Nordic countries and Europe; satellite earth stations - NA Eutelsat, NA Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Norway (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Norway
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Norway: 95 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Norway: total: 93,870 km (includes 393 km of expressways), paved: 75,754 km, unpaved: 18,116 km (2013).
The total length of the waterways in Norway: 1,577 km (2010).
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Facts about Norway
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Norway, conventional short form: Norway, local long form: Kongeriket Norge, local short form: Norge, etymology: derives from the Old Norse words "nordr" and "vegr" meaning "northern way" and refers to the long coastline of western Norway.
|Abbrevation: Norway||Geographic coordinates:
62 00 N, 10 00 E
|Capital of Norway: Oslo||GPS of the Capital:
59 55 N 10 45 E
|Position: Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden|
|Land area: total: 323,802 sq km; land: 304,282 sq km, water: 19,520 sq km||Terrain: glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north
||Area comparative: slightly larger than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than New Mexico|
|Population: 5,265,158 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.07% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.84 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $92.4 billion (2016 estimate), $102.9 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $73.02 billion (2016 estimate), $75.79 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Sweden 12%, Germany 11.8%, China 10.9%, UK 6.7%, US 6.6%, Denmark 6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 80.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): OSLO (capital) 986,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 39.1 years; male: 38.4 years, female: 40 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 5.042 million. Percent of population: 96.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,029,545. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 5.841 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 112 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Norwegian(s) adjective: Norwegian||National holidays: Constitution Day, 17 May (1814)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 81.8 years. Male: 79.8 years, female: 83.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.86 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 12.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; Supreme Court can advise on legislative acts||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: petroleum and gas, shipping, fishing, aquaculture, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles||Industrial production growth rate: -0.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) 2.2% (2014 estimate)|
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