Norway Facts

Norway Facts

Norway, known officially as the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. See the fact file below for more information about Norway.

Capital
Oslo

Population
4,503,440 (July 2001 est.)

Area
total: 324,220 sq km, slightly larger than New Mexico

Type of Government
constitutional monarchy

Money
Norwegian krone (NOK)

Climate
temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers causing glaciers to grow; rainy year-round on west coast

Primary Language
Indo-Eruopean, Germanic, North Germanic, West Scandinavian and Norwegian