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Capital: Oslo


Total Population: 5,084,190
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 14 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 79.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Oslo (876,000); Bergen (250,000); Trondheim (165,000); Stravanger (120,000); Baerum (110,000).
Ethnic Origins: Norwegian 94,4 % (includes the Sami, about 60000 people), other European 3,6 %, other 2 %
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.
Other Languages Spoken: Official language : Norwegian
Business languages: Norwegian & English.
Business Language(s): Most Norwegians speak at least some English. Business people speak excellent English.
Religion: Protestants 87,5%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2,4%, Muslim 1,8%, other 8,1%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Country Overview

Area: 385,178 km²
Type of State: A constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
Second 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): 1/187

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 Make a Call From Norway, Dial 00
To Make a Call to 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 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 69,29277,32690,85287,32190,063
Exports of Goods (million USD) 120,880130,669159,253161,026153,254
Imports of Services (million USD) 36,29150,33947,84741,16542,794
Exports of Services (million USD) 38,26144,46743,44438,31837,597

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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