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Capital: Oslo


Total Population: 5,236,151
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 14 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 80.7%
Population of main cities: Oslo (647,676); Bergen (275,112); Trondheim (184,960); Stravanger (132,102); Baerum (120,685)
Ethnic Origins: About 94.4% Norwegian (including 60,000 Sami people), 3.6% other European and 2% other (2007 estimate)
Official Language: Nearly all Norwegians speak the official language, Norwegian. It has two written forms, Bokmål and Nynorsk. Bokmål is more common of the two. In some districts Sami (spoken by the Sami minority) is also an official language.
Business Language(s): Most Norwegians speak at least some English. Business people speak excellent English.
Religion: 82.1% Church of Norway, 3.9% other Christians, 2.3% Muslims, 1.8% Roman Catholic, 2.4% others and 7.5% unspecified (2011 estimate)
National Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 NOK = 0.1055 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 385,178 km²
Type of State: A constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
One of the highest GDP per capita in the world; best index of quality of life in the world; economy very dependent on the revenue generated by petroleum exploitation
HDI*: 0.944/1
HDI (World Rank): 1/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Norway, dial 00
To call Norway, dial +47
Internet Suffix: .no
Computers: 62.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 29.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 95.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 87,30889,80889,18576,22872,335
Exports of Goods (million USD) 160,953156,022144,591105,37288,963
Imports of Services (million USD) 52,32856,21056,05245,75847,092
Exports of Services (million USD) 46,37248,57549,30540,29036,404

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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