Norway - World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Norway This country streches a long way up north, there for periods the sun doesn't set for weeks. A beautiful nature with mountains, fjords and blue glaciers, ready for you to go skiing or wilderness hiking, all year long. Other than that there is plenty to see, choose from fishing villages, viking ships or medieval churches, that will take you back to the most important time of the hisory in Norway - the Viking Age. Best way to combine the nature is by going to Olso, the capital city, that also can give yuo museums, shopping and nightlife. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 323.963 Km2
Population: 4.503.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 14 pop/Km2

System of government:Constitutional monarchy
Capital: Oslo (488.000 pop., 700.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Bergen 223.000 pop., Trondheim 134.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Norwegian 99%, Lapps 0,5%, Finnish 0,3%
Border countries: Sweden, Finland, Russia EAST

Principal mountains: Glittertind 2470 m, Galdhøpiggen 2469 m
Principal rivers: Glåmma 598 Km
Principal lakes: Mjøsa 366 Km2, Femund 202 Km2
Principal islands: Vesterålen Islands 2292 Km2, Hinnøya 2198 Km2, Senja 1590 Km2, Lofoten 1308 Km2
Climate: Oceanic - subpolar

Language: Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk)
Religion: Protestant 94%
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Dependences: Svalbard (62.050 Km2, 2330 pop.), Jan Mayen (373 Km2, 0 pop.), Bouvet Island (58,5 Km2, 0 pop.)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 17/5, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 0047
GMT: +1

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