Official Name:
The Kingdom of Norway


The Kingdom of Norway: 385 155 km2 (150,000 sq. mi.); slightly larger than New Mexico.



4 554 000 as of 1 January 2003

Cities: Capital -- Oslo (pop. 499,000). Other cities -- Bergen (200,000), Trondheim (136,000), Stavanger (107,000).
Terrain: Rugged with high plateaus, steep fjords, mountains, and fertile valleys.
Climate: Temperate along the coast, colder inland.

System of government

Constitutional monarchy


The Royal Family

Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973
Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, born 19 August 1973


Monetary unit

Norwegian kroner, NOK
1 USD = 7.17 NOK as of December 2002


Length of coastline

25 148 km, including fjords


Largest lake

Mjøsa, 362 sq. km


Highest mountain

Galdhøpiggen, 2 469 m



I got these facts from the pages of Statistisk Sentralbyrå. Click on the little flag to wisit Statistisk Sentralbyrå's pages.





Click on this girl to wisit my pages about Norway's birthday, May 17th.

(Mine norske 17. maisider er her.)