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Kingdom of Norway
Kongeriket Norge (Bokmål)
Kongeriket Noreg (Nynorsk)
Location of Norway on the European continent
Map of Norway
Location of Norway on the European continent
Location of Norway on the European continent
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Royal: Alt for Norge
("Everything for Norway")
Anthem: "Ja, vi elsker dette landet"
Patron Saint(s): Saint Olaf of Norway
CapitalOslo
Official language(s) Norwegian
(Bokmål and Nynorsk)
Demonym Norwegian
Government Parliamentary democracy under Constitutional monarchy
 -  Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Ap)
 -  Storting President Thorbjørn Jagland (Ap)
Establishment
 -  Current constitution May 17, 1814 
 -  Independence June 7, 1905 
 -  Water (%) 7.0
Population
 -  October 1st 2008 estimate 4,785,200 (114)
 -  Density 12/km2 (202)
31.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate
 -  Total 247,956,000,000 (43)
 -  Per capita 53,152 (3)
GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate
 -  Total 389,457,000,000 (23)
 -  Per capita 83,484 (2)
Currency Norwegian krone (NOK)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .no, .sj and .bv
Calling code 47


Norway (Bokmål Norwegian: Norge; Nynorsk Norwegian: Noreg), officially the Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, bordering Sweden, Finland and Russia. Its capital city is Oslo.

History

Norway was and independent kingdom up until the death of Haakon VI in 1380. From that point Norway was a part of Denmark. Conquered by Sweden in 1814, a surge of Norwegian nationalism during the 19th century spawned the dissolution of the Norway-Sweden union in 1905, marking the end of more than 400 years of non-sovereignty, with Haakon VII chosen to serve as king.

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