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Name: Kongeriket Norge (Bokmål) Kongeriket Noreg (Nynorsk) Telephone country code: 47 Area: 323,878 km² / 125,065 sq mi. Overseas territories: Svalbard 62 700,0 km² Jan Mayen 380,0 km² Bouvet Island 58,5 km² Peter I Island 249,2 km² Land boundaries: Sweden, Finland, Russia Terrain: mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north Largest glaciers: Jostedalsbreen, 486 km² Svartisen, 369 km² Folgefonni 212 km² Highest point: Glittertinden, 2,472 m (8,110 ft) Natural resources: crude oil, copper, natural gas, pyrites, nickel, iron ore, zinc, lead, fish, timber, hydropower Population: 4,413,800 (1997) Population density: 13.6 persons per km² (35 per sq mi). (lowest in Finnmark: 1.7 persons per km²) Distribution: 71% urban, 29% rural. (1990) Average annual growth: 3.5% (1997) Life expectancy: women 81 years; men 75 years (1994) Infant mortality: 5.2 per 1,000 live births. (1994) Average fertility: 1.87 (1995) Average age at marriage: women 32.6; men 29.5 (1994) Divorces per marriage: 53% (1994) Capital: Oslo (population: 500,000) (1997) Other major towns (1995): Bergen (223,000), Trondheim (144,000), Stavanger (104,000) Fredrikstad (65,700) Kristiansand (62,300) Tromsø (56,600) Flag: a blue Nordic cross outlined in white on a red background. Type: Constitutional monarchy Head of state: King Harald V National anthem: Ja, vi elsker dette landet Royal anthem: Kongesangen Languages: Norwegian (two written forms: Bokmål and Nynorsk). Small Finnish- and Sámi-speaking minorities. The North Sámi language has official status in the northern parts of the country. Currency: krone (Norwegian crown, NOK). for the current exchange rate, see the URL <http://www.dna.lth.se/cgi-bin/kurt/rates> Climate: temperate along coast, warmed by the Gulf stream; colder interior. Rainy year-round on west coast. Average temp. in Oslo: -7°C - 2°C in Jan., 13°C - 22°C in July. Current and historic data on temperature/precipitation/humidity from 50 stations all over the country are available at: <http://norpre.nlh.no/weather/> Religion: Evangelic-Lutheran (88%) (official state-religion) Exports: petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, fish, aluminium, ships, pulp and paper.