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Norway

Welcome to Norway, a Scandinavian nation full of natural wonders. Mountains cover the country. In the north, the sun shines day and night during the summer. Read on to learn more about this country known for its generosity and beauty.

Get to know Norway! Get the facts about its land, products and culture.

 

Official name: Kingdom of Norway

 

Size: 125,021 square miles (323,802 square kilometers); slightly bigger than New Mexico

 

Population: 4,691,849 as of July 2011

 

Capital: Oslo

 

Official Language: Norwegian

 

Literacy: 100%

 

Climate: Milder along the coast; colder inland and in arctic regions with more rain and snow

 

Agriculture Products: Barley, wheat, potatoes, pork, beef, veal, milk, fish

 

Currency: Norwegian krone

 

Major industries (businesses): Petroleum and natural gas, food processing, shipbuilding, paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles, fishing

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