Norway

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Norway on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Western Europe, Scandinavia

Size – 323,802 km²

Geography – glaciated, high plateau, mountains, fjords

Language – Norwegian

Religion – Church of Norway 82.1%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.3%, Roman Catholic 1.8%, other 9.9%

Monetary Unit – Norwegian krone

Natural Resources – petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower

Agriculture – barley, wheat, potatoes; pork, beef, veal, milk; fish

Industry – petroleum and gas, shipping, fishing, aquaculture, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles

Map of Norway

Neighbouring Countries – Sweden, Finland, Russia

Population –  5,207,689 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.13%

Average Life Expectancy – 81.7

Capital City – Oslo (986,000)

Highest Mountain – Galdhopiggen (2,469 m)

Longest River – Glomma- (380 km)

Climate – North – cold winters – -6°C – 0°C, cool summers – 5°C – 15°C; South – cool winters – -2°C – 8°C, warm summers – 8°C – 18°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm (approx) mostly in the south

Plant Life – Scots pine, Norway spruce, aspen, rowan, alder, birch, juniper, myrtle, willow, gentian, speedwell, sorrel, fern, wolfsbane, willow herb, cranberry, thistle, campion, saxifrage

Animal Life – bear, lynx, fox, wolverine, stoat, weasel, marten, elk, reindeer, squirrel, vole, hare

Bird Life – blackcap, warbler, bullfinch, pipit, wagtail, bunting, sandpiper, woodcock, snipe, grouse, merlin, falcon, osprey, snowy owl

 

 

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Norway. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/norway.htm. Last accessed Thursday, July 21, 2016

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