Kingdom of Norway
is situated in the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula. It
extends about 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from the North Sea along the Norwegian
Sea to more than 300 mi (483 km) above the Arctic Circle, the farthest
north of any European country. It is slightly larger than New Mexico.
The capital city is Olso, the currency is the
Norwegian Krone and languages are the two official
forms of Norwegian: Bokmål and Nynorsk
A population of 4,546,123
occupy a total land area of 125,181
sq mi (324,220 sq km).
The climate is temperate
along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with
increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast. At
62° N, 10° E.
The terrain is glaciated;
mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys;
small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic
tundra in north.
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