• Officially: Kingdom of Norway
  • Capital: Oslo


  • Population: 5.3 million
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 83 years (women)
  • Currency: Norwegian krone
  • Not a member of the European Union
  • Emergency Numbers:
    • Police 112
      Fire Brigade 110
      Ambulance Service 113
      Any accident involving any animal must be reported by dialling 175


  • Area: 323,759 sq km (125,004 sq miles)
  • Europe’s northernmost country
  • Famed for its mountains, spectacular fjord coastline, and some 50,000 islands
  • Bordered by:

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  • Norway is the world’s most generous foreign aid contributor, giving over one per cent of its gross domestic product to help developing countries.
  • Norway is rich in natural resources of gas, petroleum, and minerals, and boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
  • Norway enjoys one of the world’s highest standards of living
  • It is the world’s number seven oil exporter


  • Norway started the implementation of the Schengen area agreement on 25 March 2001.
  • Visitors go for its stunning fjords and its Viking heritage.
  • It is known as the land of the midnight sun because certain areas of the country get 24 hours of sunlight for part of the summer.


Norwegian Transport Authority
Akersgade 59
Box 8010
N-0030 Oslo

Tel: 00 47 22 24 9090

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet