Norway: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Norway – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Oslo (& largest city)

Population: 5.3 million (2018 estimate)

Language(s): Norwegian

Monarch: King Harald V

Prime Minister: Erna Solberg

CurrencyNorwegian Krone (NOK)

Area: 385,178 km2 (148,718 mi2)

Dialing Code: +47

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Norwegian (what’s this?)

EndonymNoreg (Nynorsk) or Norge (Bokmål)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 for police, 113 for fire, 110 for ambulance

Drinking Age: 18 for beer and wine, 20 for drinks that contain 22% ABV or more

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): NO (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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