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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: CNNWed, 25 Feb 2015 11:09:19 -0800
Norway: Relations with Russia will never again be the same

Norway, a NATO member country, shares a northern border with Russia. "That does not mean that we will not have a cooperation with Russia. Norway has had for decades we have [had] both a practical and pragmatic cooperation, and we still have a lot of it.".   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianWed, 25 Feb 2015 11:27:21 -0800
Norway to restructure military in response to Russian 'aggression' read full story
Publisher: The Local.noWed, 25 Feb 2015 22:40:35 -0800
Norway hones armed forces for Russia threat read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 23:18:18 -0800
Norway Police Arrest Former Militant Leader Mullah Krekar

OSLO?Police in Norway late Thursday arrested the former leader of an Iraqi militant group for encouraging or glorifying criminal acts in a TV interview, a month after he was released from prison, having served nearly three years for making death ...   read full story

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Publisher: RudawFri, 27 Feb 2015 01:33:45 -0800
Radical cleric Mullah Krekar arrested in Norway read full story
Publisher: Dalje.comFri, 27 Feb 2015 01:45:00 -0800
Norway-based Islamic cleric in court hearing over threats read full story
Publisher: The Local.noThu, 26 Feb 2015 23:30:00 -0800
Islamist seized for praising Paris attacks read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsFri, 27 Feb 2015 01:33:45 -0800
Iraqi clerical face custody for praising Paris attack read full story
Publisher: NRTFri, 27 Feb 2015 03:03:45 -0800
Norwegian police rearrest Mullah Krekar read full story


Publisher: The GuardianWed, 25 Feb 2015 22:56:15 -0800
Vulnerable families bear the brunt of Norway's crackdown on asylum seekers

Nadereh Hashemi with her husband Ahmad and their children Meisam, Mohammad and Zahra. The family were deported from Norway after four years, and now live in Kabul. Photograph: Andrew Quilty/Oculi ...   read full story


Publisher: Men's JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:53:35 -0800
Why You Should Go Snorkeling in Norway, During the Winter

You've got to have a pretty compelling reason to layer on the wool, zip into a drysuit, and slide into Arctic waters chilled to roughly 36 degrees F during mid-winter in Norway. How about floating with orcas on the hunt for shoaling herring? This is ...   read full story

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