Norway Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Norway!

Flag of Norway
National Flag of Norway

Interesting facts about Norway

  • Official Name: Kongeriket Norge (Kingdom of Norway)
  • Form of Government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (Storting [Stortinget], or Parliament [169])
  • President: King Harald V
  • Prime Minister: Erna Solberg
  • GDP: 403.3 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Oslo
  • Population: 5.328 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Norwegian
  • Currency: Norwegian krone
  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Area: 385,207 km²
  • Dialing Code: +47
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Galdhøpiggen (Innlandet),Glittertind (Innlandet),Store Skagastølstind (Vestland)
  • Major Rivers: Glomma,Otra,Vorma
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: the Barents Sea to the north, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea to the west, and Skagerrak (Skager Strait) to the south, Norway has land borders only to the east—with Sweden, Finland, and Russia.

Map of Norway

National Symbols of Norway

  • National Bird: white-throated dipper
  • National Anthem: “Yes, we love this country”
  • National Animal: Lion
  • National Flower: bergfrue
  • National Poet: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  • National Game: Cross-country skiing