FACTS ABOUT NORWAY

 Håvard Myklebust/visitnorway.com
Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Visitnorway.com
 
Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Visitnorway.com
 
 

Official name:
The Kingdom of Norway

Monetary unit:
Norwegian kroner
1 USD = 6.12 NOK (June 2014)
1 Euro = 8.32 NOK (June 2014)

Area:
The Kingdom of Norway: 385,155 sq. km
Mainland: 323,758 sq. km. (7.6 percent with protected status)
Svalbard and Jan Mayen: 61,397 sq. km (57.1 percent with protected status)

Population: 
5, 100, 000

Length of coastline:
25,148 km including fjords

Largest lake:
Mjøsa, 362 sq. km

Highest mountain:
Galdhøpiggen, 2,469 m

Capital:
Oslo

Language:
Norwegian

Religion:
State church, Lutheran Protestant

Government:
Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary system

International dialing code:
+47

Dialing code from Norway:
00 + country code

Directory enquiries:
National 1881 (www.1881.no) International 1882

Emergency:
Medical 113, Fire 110, Police 112

Time:
GM T +1

Daylight Saving Time:
Follows the EU, from last Sunday in March until last Sunday in October

Voltage:
220 V 50 HZ

TV standard:
PAL

Bordering countries:
Sweden, Finland and Russia 

Largest Cities:
Oslo (capital): ca 925.242
Bergen: ca 238.000
Trondheim: ca 167.598
Stavanger:ca 201.353

Flight Times:
1 and a half hour by plane from London and Copenhagen
2 hours from Paris, Zürich, Brussels, Frankfurt and Amsterdam
7 hours from New York
14 hours from Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong
23 hours from Sidney