Welcome to Norway for Young People

What's Norway like? What are the Norwegians like? What's it like being a child in Norway? This website, which is aimed at schoolchildren and young people, will give you some answers.

Find out what Norway is like and what it's like to live there. You will find this website useful for school projects and studies of a European country. To start you off, here are some basic facts and figures:

Norway is a constitutional democracy in Northern Europe with a population of 4.9 million inhabitants. It is part of Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) and shares borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia.


Head of State: His Majesty King Harald V of Norway
Head of Government: Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Area: 385 199 km²
Population (2011): 4 953 000
Population per km² land area: 12,8
Capital city: Oslo

Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
(In some districts, Sámi is also an
official language)
State Church: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran)
GDP (2011): NOK 3.017.473 billion (€ 391,8 billion)
GDP (per capita, 2011): NOK 510 544 (€ 66 047)
Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK)
1 krone = 100 øre
Constitution Day: 17 May
Population growth (2011): 0,329
Average life expectancy: female: 83 years
male:  78 years

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