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A nickname for Norway is 'Land of the Midnight Sun' because from may till the fall of July, the sun doesn't set. The longest road tunnel in the world, Laerdal tunnel, is in Norway The longest fjord in Norway, Sognefjorden, is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland The Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in continental Europe

  Norway Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 60º 00' N, 8º 00' E
Area 385199 km2
Capital Oslo
Time Zone UTC+1
Official Name Kingdom of Norway
Currency Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Legislature Unicameral
Population 4644457
Independence Date 06/07/05
International Dialing Code 47
ISO Code alpha-3 NO
ISO Code alpha-2 NOR
GDP per Capita (PPP) $53,300.00
Climate Type Subarctic, Temperate and Tundra
Major Language(s) Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), Sami, Finnish
Major Ethnic Groups European, Norwegian
Major Religious Groups Christian (Church of Norway (official), Pentecostal, Roman Catholic), Muslim
Administrative Divisions 19 Counties (fylker); Dependent Areas: Bouvet Island, Jan Mayen, Svalbard
Neighbouring Countries Finland, Sweden, Russia
Major Industries Metals, Food processing, Fishing, Shipbuilding, Textile, Timber, Chemical, Petroleum, Pulp and Paper products
Natural Resources Copper, Iron ore, Lead, Natural gas, Nickel, Oil, Titanium, Zinc, Fish, Timber, Hydelpower