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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: BloombergSun, 19 Oct 2014 16:17:01 -0700
Oil Workers Earning $179000 Expose Norway to Crude Crash

Norway, where oil helped create one of the world's most stable and prosperous societies, is among the most exposed to falling crude prices. Though the blessings of energy wealth have hardly turned to a curse, the industry's labor costs, which saw the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Irish IndependentMon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0700
Norway's charmed lifestyle over a barrel amid falling oil prices read full story


Publisher: RTSat, 18 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700
Girls in the army: Norway passes bill on mandatory military service for women

If the bill is enacted, all medically fit women between 19 and 44 years old will have to serve at least 19 months of mandatory duty in the armed forces. It will apply to women born in Norway from 1997 onwards, with the first service in the summer of 2016.   read full story


Publisher: The ForeignerMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:18:45 -0700
Norway sheep radioactivity levels increase

Norway sheep radioactivity levels increase. 69 sheep farmers in Oppland County's Gudbrandsdalen have to delay sending their animals to slaughter due to excessive radioactivity this year. The corresponding figure for 2013 was two. The Norwegian Food ...   read full story


Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukSun, 19 Oct 2014 22:05:48 -0700
Spain, Norway and Luxemburg donate less to battle Ebola than Ikea

Spain, Norway and Luxemburg have donated less money to the global battle against Ebola than Ikea. Together the countries have committed just less than £2.5m to charities and countries fighting the disease in comparison to a donation of £4.2 million ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Irish IndependentSun, 19 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0700
Ikea gives more cash than Spain for ebola fight read full story

Norway Tweets

From @assta_gram on Mon Oct 20 23:42:51 EDT 2014 Meanwhile in Norway #ass #asstagram http://t.co/MsU69mCtNd
From @FirebaughNorman on Mon Oct 20 23:42:50 EDT 2014 [WATCH] Muslim Immigration Brought Increase Rape To Norway. Many Women Dying their Hair Black: http://t.co/rqLNnJofqN
From @_RanduDelgado on Mon Oct 20 23:42:41 EDT 2014 RT @FactHive: Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden are the world's happiest countries, according to the survey.
From @scala on Mon Oct 20 23:42:41 EDT 2014 RT @Steria_energy: Norway, a "green battery" for Germany or even Europe? http://t.co/EiMP2VawfB via @EinarWilly @EnergiewendeGER http://t?
From @PietroJuanBruno on Mon Oct 20 23:42:26 EDT 2014 "@BEAUTIFULPlCS: Fire in the sky above #Norway. Photo by Haakon Nygaard. http://t.co/Do5qrxrqmG"
From @Nyamorabu on Mon Oct 20 23:42:07 EDT 2014 RT @IndependentLens: We should've sent out a warning that watching may tempt you to move to Norway.. It's stunning! #TwinSistersPBS
From @Hetalia_Norway on Mon Oct 20 23:41:58 EDT 2014 @TheNordic_King @officialjaden JFC
From @TheNordic_King on Mon Oct 20 23:41:51 EDT 2014 @Hetalia_Norway @CodySimpson I totally understand you, Cody
From @Hetalia_Norway on Mon Oct 20 23:41:50 EDT 2014 RT @TheNordic_King: @Hetalia_Norway @officialjaden YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HIM!!!!!!
From @click4h2o on Mon Oct 20 23:41:41 EDT 2014 The world's most beautiful voyage, in search of a glimpse of the ever-elusive midnight sun: http://t.co/NcBgWr6Wsv
From @machinpaul80 on Mon Oct 20 23:41:34 EDT 2014 @SychoVicious Im English. Live in Norway. Have Sky Sports and only watch it when youre interacting big man. Thankyou.
From @oneforthedame on Mon Oct 20 23:41:19 EDT 2014 @bryanadams any chance of hearing "you're still beautiful..." in Detroit? Please? Ms. Norway is excited to be attending. Can't wait. THANKS!
From @Hetalia_Norway on Mon Oct 20 23:41:19 EDT 2014 ?@CodySimpson: old school cool better than new school cool. but what's new school cool if old school cool is cool? @TheNordic_King He's you
From @Seattle_Lisa on Mon Oct 20 23:41:11 EDT 2014 @Summerdream01 norway relatives were nuts too Paris everyone walks lol
From @kkj_prof on Mon Oct 20 23:41:08 EDT 2014 RT @rikataji: ??????????????????????????Britanniacomms: Glorious Colours of Lofoten, #Norway by Europe Trotter http://t.co/PYFIw2rOOu crt