Norway Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Norway
  • Continent: Europe
  • Primary Language: Norwegian, Sámi
  • Population: 5,367,580 (2020 estimate)
  • Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
  • GDP: 434.167 billion (2018, World Bank)

28 Norway Facts for Kids

  1. Norway is a country on the continent of Europe.
  2. The official name for Norway is the Kingdom of Norway.
  3. A native or resident of Norway is called Norwegian.
  4. The primary language spoken in Norway is Norwegian and Sámi.
  5. In Norway, about 95% of the population speaks a form of Norwegian.
  6. The capital city of Norway is Oslo.
  7. The population of Norway is 5,367,570 based on 2020 estimates.
  8. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Norway was the 119th most populated country in the world.
  9. The national currency of Norway is the Norwegian krone (NOK).
  10. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Norway was 434.167 billion USD.
  11. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Norway was 47th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  12. The country of Norway covers 125,021 square miles.
  13. Norway is the 69th largest country by square miles.
  14. The largest city in Norway is Oslo.
  15. Oslo is the most populated city of Norway, and is considered a world city or alpha city.
  16. Oslo in Norway is tied at rank four in most expensive cities in the world, and ranked second in most expensive living expenses in the world.
  17. The highest point in Norway is the Galdhøpiggen mountain at 8,100 feet.
  18. The longest river in Norway is the Glomma, also referred to as Glåma at 386 miles long.
  19. Glomma in Norway has a drainage basin that covers up to 13% of the country’s surface area.
  20. The largest lake in Norway is Mjøsa at 140 square miles.
  21. The government of Norway is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
  22. The country of Norway is divided into five regions (landsdeler).
  23. Drivers in Norway drive on the right side of the road.
  24. The country calling code for Norway is +47.
  25. The ISO 3166 code for Norway is NO.
  26. The national anthem of Norway is called “Ja, vi elsker dette landet” or “Yes, we love this country”.
  27. The motto of Norway is “Enige og tro inntil Dovre faller” or “United and loyal until Dovre falls”.
  28. Statistics from the Church of Norway show that about 70.6% of Norwegians were members in 2017.

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