Facts and stats about Norway

4.72 million

Population. Ranked 120th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 2nd in 2012.


Finland 727 km, Sweden 1,619 km, Russia 196 km
Largest city Oslo - 483,401
Capital city Oslo - 483,401
Major language Norwegian
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit Norwegian krone
Prime minister Erna Solberg
Alternative names Norway, Norge, Kongeriket Norge, Kingdom of Norway
Groups Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object

Interesting observations about Norway

  • Norway ranked first for human development index amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Norway ranked first for GDP > composition by sector > industry amongst High income OECD countries in 2012.
  • Norway ranked first for literacy > total population amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Norway ranked first for gasoline > pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter amongst Cold countries in 2012.
  • Norway ranked first for GDP per capita amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2012.
  • Norway has had the highest electricity > production > KWh > per capita since 1960.
  • Norway ranked first for currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio globally in 2005.
  • Norway has ranked in the top 2 for electric power consumption > KWh per capita since 1961.
  • Norway ranked second for GDP > per capita > PPP amongst NATO countries in 2012.
  • Norway has ranked last for employment > working more than 40 hours per week > women > aged above 14 since 1990.


Consult the HDI (Human Development index), a quality of life measure, by the United Nations.

#1. Iceland 0.968 (â–² 1)
#2. Norway 0.968 (â–¼ 1)
#3. Australia 0.962 (â–¬)
#4. Canada 0.961 (â–² 2)
#5. Ireland 0.959 (â–¼ 1)
#6. Sweden 0.956 (â–¼ 1)
#7. Switzerland 0.955 (â–² 2)
#8. Japan 0.953 (â–¼ 1)
#9. Netherlands 0.953 (â–² 1)
#10.France 0.952 (â–² 6)

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