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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: RudawTue, 29 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Experts Point to Kurdish Mullah in Norway Terror Alert

COPENHAGEN, Denmark ? Norway has been on its highest security alert for days, with authorities saying they have credible evidence of a planned attack, probably by Islamic jihadists with combat experience. All police districts across the country have ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Local.seMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:21:09 -0700
Swedish expert slams Norway terror alert read full story
Publisher: The Copenhagen PostTue, 29 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700
Scandinavian suicide bombers read full story


Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukTue, 29 Jul 2014 09:41:15 -0700
Camel escapes circus in Norway

It is not something you would expect to see on your early morning commute to work in northern Europe. But drivers in Stjørdal, Norway were faced with a camel standing in the middle of a grassy roundabout on Tuesday morning. The animal had reportedly ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Local.noTue, 29 Jul 2014 04:06:28 -0700
Camel goes walkabout on Norway roundabout read full story


Publisher: The Copenhagen PostMon, 28 Jul 2014 01:26:15 -0700
Terror threat in Norway ?slightly? reduced, says security agency

The risk of a terror attack in Norway has reduced slightly, according to the Norwegian national security agency (PST), but police will maintain a high level of national security today, following a warning last week that an extremist Islamist group ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Norway Police to Ratchet Down Security on Tuesday read full story
Publisher: Guardian Liberty VoiceSun, 27 Jul 2014 16:15:00 -0700
Norway Faces Threat of Possible Terrorist Attack Within Days read full story
Publisher: The Nordic PageSun, 27 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700
Danish Intelligence Chief: Norway Police Handling Terror Threat Makes ... read full story
Publisher: artnet NewsMon, 28 Jul 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Terror Threat Closes Norway Jewish Museums read full story
Publisher: The Local.noMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:45:57 -0700
Norway set to reduce terror alert read full story
Publisher: Jewish Telegraphic AgencySun, 27 Jul 2014 03:52:30 -0700
Jewish museums in Norway closed for fear of attacks read full story


Publisher: BloombergSun, 27 Jul 2014 03:13:29 -0700
Norway Vows to Beat Terror Threat as Top Soccer Battle Begins

Security services said on July 24 that Norway could be the target of a terrorist attack within days by combatants returning from the conflict in Syria. Police are now considering how to adjust their preparedness to address the new risk level, Director ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business Times UKSun, 27 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Jewish Museums and Bergen Airspace Closed, as Norway Braces for 'Imminent ... read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSat, 26 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0700
Norway partially closes Bergen airspace over terror alert read full story
Publisher: Irish TimesFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:06:04 -0700
Norway police on high alert after terror threat read full story
Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldFri, 25 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700
global concerns over Syrian fighters read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:33:45 -0700
Norwegian Police Prepared for Terror Attack read full story

Norway Tweets

From @Alert_from_Asia on Wed Jul 30 07:05:44 EDT 2014 @simonwiesenthal http://t.co/IBdfRdNF3f http://t.co/O7GdXhBq1j This is REAL SOUTH KOREA! #Nazism #Jew #Swizerland #Norway #Hungary #Russia
From @S_haneLow on Wed Jul 30 07:05:41 EDT 2014 RT @LearnSomethlng: This is Nils Olav, the only penguin to be knighted by Norway. His full title is Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav. http://?
From @carrojakobsen on Wed Jul 30 07:05:34 EDT 2014 RT @grantmejacobb: @ShawnMendes norway is ready for you http://t.co/r7Uhq4vtvO
From @manubell74 on Wed Jul 30 07:05:20 EDT 2014 RT @Britanniacomms: Gorgeous #Norway http://t.co/UY0fmZABkO crt @kensei1199 #travel #photography #nature
From @tjessem on Wed Jul 30 07:05:17 EDT 2014 #valdres #vang #vangivaldres #norge #norway #nature #nature #yoga #trening #utendørs http://t.co/cjtKExq8I5
From @Aj7cr9 on Wed Jul 30 07:05:17 EDT 2014 RT @iTweetFacts: Sverd i fjell Giant Sword Monument in Norway http://t.co/mzKupSkMmJ
From @VariniaHermas on Wed Jul 30 07:05:17 EDT 2014 RT @iTweetFacts: Sverd i fjell Giant Sword Monument in Norway http://t.co/mzKupSkMmJ
From @ARIFOZTURK12 on Wed Jul 30 07:05:13 EDT 2014 Gorgeous Norway http://t.co/fHXNArA6qP
From @StoneFree2Rant on Wed Jul 30 07:05:11 EDT 2014 RT @jihadwatchRS: http://t.co/CdOOFI0nVZ Ex-Muslim critic of Islam expelled from Norway, faces deportion to Pakistan and death
From @EsquireT7 on Wed Jul 30 07:05:10 EDT 2014 Nice! RT @mpammiller3: Visited the Peace Center in Oslo, Norway . http://t.co/TSW3Og2QDL
From @NuriReinaBachot on Wed Jul 30 07:05:08 EDT 2014 RT @Earthlmages: Flam Railway, Norway http://t.co/8wEhmvAJvN
From @iSat_LTD on Wed Jul 30 07:05:00 EDT 2014 @planetepics @hayden4561 Norway is beautiful, however the west costs of England ~ Scotland's the most beautiful place I have driven.
From @vofnnorway on Wed Jul 30 07:04:57 EDT 2014 #Norway | Oslo to host Conference of European Parliament Presidents http://t.co/AoyXMIwaph
From @mrmikedawson on Wed Jul 30 07:04:43 EDT 2014 Jakub Sedivy shredding some Czech domination while getting after it in #Norway. Kokatat Watersports Wear ZET... http://t.co/R4h9romJ67