Facts about Norway
Official languages: Norwegian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Norwegian (Nynorsk), North Sami, Finnish
Area: 324,220 km²
Population: 5.0 million residents
Population density: 15.45 residents per km²
Internet -TLD: .no
ISO codes: NO, NOR, 578
The prefix for Norway is +47
Flag of Norway
On the Norwegian flag, similarly to the flags of other Scandinavian countries, we find the so-called Scandinavian cross. In the case of Norway, this cross is blue with white framing, placed on a red background. The cross is not isosceles, it reaches to the edges of the flag and the shorter arm is moved closer to the pole side of the flag. The flag is very similar to Denmark’s Danneborg, reflecting the four centuries under Danish rule. The blue cross, on the other hand, points to a long-standing connection with Sweden. The flag was designed by Frederick Meltzer in 1821, but was not adopted until 1898. The colors used on the flag, which match the French tricolor, could be interpreted as an expression of the desire for independence, which Norway did not achieve until the beginning of the 20th century.
The Kingdom of Norway (Norwegian: Kongeriket Norge / Noreg, Old Norse: * Norðvegr, Norvegr, Noregr “Nordweg”) is a country in Northern Europe. The Scandinavian country borders Sweden to the east and Finland and Russia to the northeast. See Norway Location on World Map. Norway’s economic zone in the North Sea is bordered by Denmark to the south and Scotland to the west.
Biggest Cities of Norway by Population
Norway is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe, bordered by Sweden, Finland and Russia. It has a population of over 5 million people and is the largest Scandinavian nation by population. The country is known for its beautiful fjords, mountains, glaciers and forests. Norway’s capital and largest city is Oslo with a population of over 600 thousand people.
Oslo is situated on the Oslofjord which separates it from Akershus county to the east. It is known for its many museums, galleries and monuments such as the Viking Ship Museum, Munch Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park. Other attractions include Bygdøy Royal Estate, Botanical Garden and Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Oslo also offers plenty of outdoor activities such as skiing in winter or kayaking in summer.
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city with a population around 300 thousand people located on the western coast of Norway. This city has been nicknamed “The Gateway to the Fjords” for its location at the entrance to some of Norway’s most stunning fjords such as Hardangerfjorden or Sognefjorden. Bergen is also known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site Bryggen Wharf which dates back to medieval times as well as other attractions such as Edvard Grieg Museum or Troldhaugen Mansion. Visitors can also explore some interesting historical sites or take part in outdoor activities like hiking or fishing along Bergen’s coastline.
Stavanger is Norway’s third largest city with a population around 130 thousand people located on the southwestern coast of Norway near Stavanger Bay. Stavanger boasts an array of attractions including Lysefjorden fjord, Preikestolen mountain peak, Old Stavanger town center and Stavanger Cathedral which dates back to 1125 AD. Visitors can also explore some interesting historical sites such as Iron Age burial mounds or take part in outdoor activities like golfing at one of Stavanger’s two golf courses or sailing along its coastline.
Trondheim is Norway’s fourth largest city with a population around 190 thousand people located on Trondheim Fjord near mid-Norway’s coast. Trondheim offers visitors plenty of attractions including Nidaros Cathedral which dates back to 1070 AD, Kristiansten Fortress built in 1685 AD and Ringve Museum which contains more than 2000 instruments from all over the world including some dating back 500 years! Additionally visitors can explore some interesting historical sites such as Bakklandet old town district or take part in outdoor activities like cycling along Trondheim’s many bike trails or kayaking through its numerous fjords and islands scattered along its coastline.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, Norway’s capital is Oslo. With 670,000 inhabitants, it is also Norway’s largest city. For a long time the city was called Christiania or Kristiania. It was so named after a great fire destroyed the city in 1624 and it was moved a kilometer to rebuild. It was then named after the then King Christian IV. In 1924 the original name Oslo was reverted to. Oslo is at the end of the Oslofjord.
Oslo was founded around the year 1000. In Norwegian, by the way, Oslo is pronounced like “Uslu”. The name means mouth of the Lo. This is a river that is now called Alna, but was previously called Lo.
Sights in Oslo include the Royal Castle, Akershus Fortress, Oslo Cathedral and the New Opera House. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in the town hall every year. The main shopping street is Karl Johans gate. Gate means street and is written in lowercase in Norwegian. Life in Oslo is considered particularly expensive.