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Norway

Norway
  • Capital

    Capital

    Oslo

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:54

  • Population

    Population

    5.3 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +47

  • Currency

    Currency

    kr NOK (krone)

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Norway

Norway
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Oslo

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:54

  • Population

    Population

    5.3 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +47

  • Currency

    Currency

    kr NOK (krone)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 5 818

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 2.27 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 414mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    324 220 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    29%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    33%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    2%

  • Railways

    Railways

    4209km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    15.18 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Norwegian
    Sami - 20 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Evangelical Lutheran - 86 %
    Pentecostal - 1 %
    Roman Catholic - 1 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Bokmal Norwegian
    Nynorsk Norwegian
    Sami/Finnish-speaking minorities

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    24 950

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    22.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    6 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum and gas, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    barley, wheat, potatoes, pork, beef, veal, milk, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -582%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    57%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    47 627kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    8 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    46

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What not to do when visiting Norway

1/18
Marker Norway
Street & Behavioral

Don't ask questions concerning church - it can be taken as disrespect as many people don't attend any church there.

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2/18
Marker Norway
Business & Communication

Don't expect any formalities - usually people talk informally and refer to each other by their first names.

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3/18
Marker Norway
Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily discuss business when dining at someone’s home.

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Did you know

Did you know?

When you get a book published in Norway, the Government will buy 1000 copies and will distribute them to libraries.

4/18
Marker Norway
Street & Behavioral

Don't complain about the prices - they know it's ridiculous.

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5/18
Marker Norway
Street & Behavioral

Don't expect Oslo fjord to be an actual fjord…

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6/18
Marker Norway
Business & Communication

Don’t be late for the meetings - punctuality indicates trustworthiness.

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7/18
Marker Norway
Street & Behavioral

Don't forget you can hike or pitch a tent in any unfenced land thanks to Right of Access.

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8/18
Marker Norway
Business & Communication

Don’t forget Svalbard archipelago is not part of the Schengen Agreement, even it belongs to Norway.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The king of Norway supposedly gave Henry III a pet polar bear as a present.

9/18
Marker Norway
Business & Communication

Don't forget to place your knife and fork across your plate with the prongs facing down and the handles facing to the right when finished eating.

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10/18
Marker Norway
Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised you can't get any alcohol all the time - there are strict laws and you may find alcohol to be expensive and available only during certain hours.

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11/18
Marker Norway
Street & Behavioral

Don’t give even number of flowers and don’t give carnations, lilies or white flowers - they are associated with funerals.

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12/18
Marker Norway
Business & Communication

Don't underestimate the country's size. From Oslo to Kirkenes in the Norweigan Arctic is about the same distance as Oslo to Rome.

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13/18
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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14/18
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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15/18
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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16/18
Marker Northern Europe
Social Events

Don't forget to disrobe completely before you sauna - bring a towel (only) if you are shy.

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17/18
Marker Europe
Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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18/18
Marker Europe
Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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