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Facts about Norway

Head of State: His Majesty King Harald V of Norway
Head of Government: Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Area: 385 155 km2
Population
(as per August 2006):
4 660 000
Population per km2: 12.1
Capital city: Oslo
Language:

Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
(In some districts, Sámi is also an
official language)
State Church: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran)
GDP (2005): NOK 1 906 billion (EUR 243,3 billion)
GDP (per capita, 2005): NOK 412 000 (EUR 52 600)
Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK)
1 krone = 100 øre
Constitution Day: 17 May
Population growth (2005): 0.7
Average life expectancy
(2005):
female: 82.5 years
male:  77.7 years

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