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Norway is a constitutional democracy in Northern Europe with a population of 4.8 million inhabitants.

  • Head of State: His Majesty King Harald V of Norway
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
  • Area: 385 199 km²
  • Population (2009): 4 799 252
  • Population per km² land area: 16
  • Capital city: Oslo
  • Language: Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)(In some districts, Sámi is also anofficial language)
  • State Church: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran)
  • GDP (2008): NOK 2 548 billion (€ 295,2 billion)
  • GDP (per capita, 2008): NOK 534 440 (€ 61 915)
  • Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK); 1 krone = 100 øre
  • Constitution Day: 17 May
  • Population growth (2008): 1.3
  • Average life expectancy (2008): female – 83 years; male – 78 years

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