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Complete details about Norway in Europe with capital city Oslo

Country NameNorway (Norge)
Country CodeNOR
Capital CityOslo
ContinentEurope
RegionNordic Countries
Independence Year1905
Population4478500
Surface Area323877.0
Life Expectancy78.7 years
GNP145895.0 (old 153370.0)
Government FormConstitutional Monarchy

Spoken Languages

Danish     (0.4%)
English     (0.5%)
Norwegian [official]     (96.6%)
Saame     (0.0%)
Swedish     (0.3%)

Major Cities

Oslo, Oslo     (population 508726)
Bergen, Hordaland     (population 230948)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag     (population 150166)
Stavanger, Rogaland     (population 108848)
Bærum, Akershus     (population 101340)

Norway's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: RTThu, 27 Aug 2015 20:44:35 -0700
US pressured Norway to arrest & extradite Snowden, seize all devices ? documents

Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the first letter from Washington shortly after the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor's revelations went public when he was stranded in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. The note, dated June 27 ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: The Local.noFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:41:15 -0700
Snowden warned Norway he faced death in US read full story
Publisher: The GuardianFri, 28 Aug 2015 09:11:31 -0700
FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit read full story
Publisher: Sputnik InternationalThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:52:30 -0700
US Asked Norway to Arrest Edward Snowden read full story
Publisher: Views and News from NorwayFri, 28 Aug 2015 01:48:45 -0700
Snowden may get prize at border read full story


Publisher: Washington PostThu, 27 Aug 2015 00:43:35 -0700
This man survived the 2011 Utøya terror attack. Now, Norway wants to deport ...

Mubarak came to Norway at the age of 10. His family was originally from Djibouti, but later lived in Yemen. However, both his father and his older brother Khalid faced problems due to their political activities in the country. In order to increase ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianFri, 28 Aug 2015 03:30:00 -0700
Norway has learned nothing from Anders Breivik massacre, says author

Security measures had not been much altered in Norway as a response to the tragedy, she said ? politicians deciding that to increase security for obvious targets of terrorism would increase the risk for softer targets such as schools and kindergartens.   read full story


Publisher: The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:07:30 -0700
Swiss to repay $700000 to Norway after fraud conviction

Swiss authorities will repay creditors around $700,000 in embezzled funds stashed in a Swiss bank account, in one of Norway's biggest-ever bankruptcies, prosecutors said this week. Geneva authorities seized the funds in 2011 from an account in the BSI ...   read full story

Norway Tweets

From @ErikKjelsrud on Sat Aug 29 12:51:17 EDT 2015 RT @StevePeat: Not a bad spot to end a ride? #nodancingmonkey #norway https://t.co/TzDOd9PsAg
From @heavydemon2012 on Sat Aug 29 12:51:11 EDT 2015 FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit http://t.co/LYX0B57dGY http://t.co/fKWmbZzF2B
From @heavydemon2012 on Sat Aug 29 12:51:07 EDT 2015 FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit http://t.co/LYX0B57dGY
From @BenLong1967 on Sat Aug 29 12:50:52 EDT 2015 Invasive crab. Barent Sea Norway/Russia. Vexing, delicious problem. @MeatEaterTV @eatguineapigs @stevenrinella http://t.co/DXuOBRASEw
From @anyajulie on Sat Aug 29 12:50:42 EDT 2015 RT @CareyShenkman: "Sweden has declined to issue a guarantee of his safety" - @guardian on #Assange case http://t.co/RHsPdkizLs
From @Abaunzalor on Sat Aug 29 12:50:26 EDT 2015 RT @TheEarthPicture: Reine, Norway. Photo by Christian Bothner. http://t.co/nIFuwvAiZ0
From @RilliL on Sat Aug 29 12:50:21 EDT 2015 RT @carlbildt: Syrian refugees are also taking the Arctic route through Russia to Norway. A long way. http://t.co/vUxyVT0Jz7
From @petemac1953 on Sat Aug 29 12:50:17 EDT 2015 Isn't time britain let more refugees in ? 250 is a joke when germany / norway are letting in thousands #takeourfairshare
From @mel9samaras on Sat Aug 29 12:50:16 EDT 2015 RT @thebloke109: Ronny left out Johanssen as he has two key qualifiers coming up with Norway.
From @SSadeghlou on Sat Aug 29 12:50:09 EDT 2015 RT @campashraf: Rally in Norway by supporters of Iranian Resistance against executions in #Iran. 8/29/2015 #No2Rouhani #IranFreedom http://?
From @recovevo on Sat Aug 29 12:50:06 EDT 2015 RT @JBCrewdotcom: #WhatDoYouMean on WW iTunes: ? Portugal - #1 ? Netherlands - #1 ? Switzerland - #1 ? Malaysia - #1 ? Norway - #1 ? South ?
From @SSadeghlou on Sat Aug 29 12:50:05 EDT 2015 RT @campashraf: Iranian youth in Norway condemn execution of Kurdish political prisoner, Behrouz Alkhani. #Iran #TeamIranYouth http://t.co/?
From @njoymusic62 on Sat Aug 29 12:50:05 EDT 2015 Deep, cool sound by funky house music prod duo @mennska_ fr Scotland and Norway with track 'One Deeper'. Have fun! https://t.co/B75WCTIVK1
From @MsElleSandberg on Sat Aug 29 12:50:01 EDT 2015 RT @milanaknez: Norway is occupied by Russia for oil...in new Norwegian TV drama. Russian embassy is not amused though. http://t.co/6W2rfpr?
From @ujjawalsingh on Sat Aug 29 12:49:52 EDT 2015 RT @_ProfAnand: Authoritarian action by Kejariwal against genuinely peoples' parliamentarians of Punjab Dr Dharamveer Gandhi and Shri 'Norw?