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Capital : Oslo
Language :  Norwegian
Currency :  Norwegian krone
Population : 5 236 826
Area : 323 802 km2

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Norway facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 17% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 3,672,000 motor vehicles (704 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The national top-level domain is .no . There are over 558 210 websites with this extension.

5. The most popular pages with the extension .no are google.no, vg.no and finn.no.

6. There are over 4,000 large food stores in Norway.

7. Over 100 Joker stores were also open on Sundays.

8. In most hypermarkets, the cashier is given banknotes, and small coins are thrown into a special machine at the cash register, which gives the rest.

9. The Kingdom of Norway is one of 12 monarchies in Europe.

10. Norwegians laugh at themselves that Iced Pizza Grandiosa is their national meal.

11. In this country you will not find premises known for the world-famous American chain of fast food bars KFC.

12. In this country there are over 93,870 km of paved roads, including over 407 km of express roads (0.15% of all roads in the world).

13. The country has 95 airports, 67 of the paved surface.

14. In this country there are more than 4 237 km of railway tracks.

15. Most stores in Norway withdrew the sale of war games after the attacks of Anders Breivik in 2011.

16. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 16.4 Mb / s, and the maximum is 55.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

17. Full name of the country – Kingdom of Norway.

18. The average temperature in January is -4 ° C, in July 17 ° C.

19. Most stores are closed on Sundays. Shopping can be done at kiosks and at gas stations

20. Norwegians love frozen pizza.

21. In 2007, Norwegian police did not fire a single pistol shot.


Geography in Norway

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1. The biggest attraction there are some of the most famous rock engravings in Europe and in the world. Among the figures carved in the rock there, you can recognize a reindeer, elk, bear and even a man skiing. However, the most intriguing is the engraving depicting the skier with a stick in his hand. Like the reindeer, it has been reproduced in natural proportions.

2. In 1849, a powerful storm struck the Lofoten area and killed over 500 people.

3. Norway borders with such countries as: Finland 727 km, Sweden 1,619 km, Russia 196 km.

4. Trollstingen called the Trollstigen is one of the most winding roads in Europe. When driving it, you have to overcome 11 serpentines turning at an angle of almost 180 degrees.

5. Cliff Preikestolen is one of the biggest attractions in Norway.

6. Hornelen is the highest cliff of Europe (860 m.n.p.m.).

7. Hornindalsvatnet is the deepest lake in Europe (514 m).

8. Sognefjorden is the largest fjord in Europe and the second in the world. Its length is 203 km and the maximum depth is 1308 meters.

9. The town of Fjærland is known as the city of books. There are 250,000 books, even though the town has only 300 inhabitants.

10. The country is 1.2 times larger than Poland.

11. The longest river is Glomma 623 km.

12. The highest peak is Galdhopiggen 2469 m above sea level.

13. In Norway there are 9980 km2 of agricultural land (3% of the country’s area).

14. Finse is the highest located town in the country.

15. 94214 km2 of the country is covered by forests (31%)

132. The nearest capital in a straight line from Oslo is Stockholm (Sweden) – 417 km.

133. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Oslo is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17671 km.


Finance in Norway

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1. The amount of income tax in Norway is 27%.

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38.52%, and for companies 24% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 25% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 523 188 000 000 (PLN 2 239 244 640 000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 399,000,000,000 (PLN 1,707,720,000,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 26.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 138 121 632 000 (PLN 591 160 584 960),
2018 year was 36.2 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 144 438 000 000 (PLN 618 194 640 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 27,697 (PLN 118,544).

7. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 661 200,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 275 155 000 000 .

8. Norway has more than a trillion dollars in reserves of money accumulated mainly from the sale of oil and gas.

9. The percentage share in the global economy of Norway in 2015 is 0.68% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

10. This country has 2018 over year $64 536 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.52% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).


Law in Norway

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.2 promile.

2. In Norway liquids that contain nicotine are banned.

3. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 50 km / h.

4. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the usual road is 80 km / h, and on highways from 90 to 110 km / h.

5. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.2 promile.

6. You can not buy a TV, or even a DVD, if you do not have a TV license paid for.

7. If you own a car, you must pay a road tax every year. The price depends on the model and the age of the car, an average of $500.

8. In this country there is no minimum wage set by the government.

9. Men and women can retire at the age of 67.

10. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38.52%, and for companies 24% (2018).

11. The tax on goods and services is 25% (2018).

12. The amount of remuneration is public and everyone can easily check how much you earn.

13. In Norway you can not buy alcohol on Sundays. From Monday to Friday it is sold until 20 and on Saturday until 18.

14. Cigarettes are sold in special machines at the cash desks in hypermarkets.

15. In Norway, you pay a deposit for plastic bottles.

16. Each paper book in Norway must also be released in a digital version.

17. The annual amount of the television subscription is $300, the lack of payment threatens with high fines.

18. You can sell sex, but you can not buy, i.e. clients are prosecuted, not prostitutes.

19. Until the end of the 1980s television broadcasts of boxing were completely banned, because boxing was considered immoral.

20. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

21. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

22. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 13 days.

23. The last death penalty was carried out in 1948.

24. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from January 1, 2009.

25. Wine and liqueur can be bought only at special liquor points called Vinmonopolet (there are usually 1-2 in each city).

26. A driver detained for driving under the influence of alcohol goes to prison for 30 days, loses his driving license and has to pay 10% of his annual income.

27. Speeding tickets are higher than for possession of drugs. Going 10 km / h there is a $500 ticket.


Education in Norway

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 100.

4. In this country there are 5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 260 745 people).


Work in Norway

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1. In this country there is no minimum wage set by the government.

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 44 310 kr.

3. The amount of income tax in Norway is 27%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 67.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.9% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 38.52%, and for companies 24% (2018).

7. The amount of remuneration is public and everyone can easily check how much you earn.

8. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 13 days.

9. The work week is 37.5 hours.


Best in Norway

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1. The youngest billionaire in 2018 is 22-year-old Norwegian – Alexandra Anderson. Her fortune is estimated at $1,400,000,000.

2. Norway provides the best quality of life in the world.

3. The biggest attraction there are some of the most famous rock engravings in Europe and in the world. Among the figures carved in the rock there, you can recognize a reindeer, elk, bear and even a man skiing. However, the most intriguing is the engraving depicting the skier with a stick in his hand. Like the reindeer, it has been reproduced in natural proportions.

4. Trollstingen called the Trollstigen is one of the most winding roads in Europe. When driving it, you have to overcome 11 serpentines turning at an angle of almost 180 degrees.

5. Cliff Preikestolen is one of the biggest attractions in Norway.

6. Hornelen is the highest cliff of Europe (860 m.n.p.m.).

7. Hornindalsvatnet is the deepest lake in Europe (514 m).

8. Sognefjorden is the largest fjord in Europe and the second in the world. Its length is 203 km and the maximum depth is 1308 meters.

9. Norway has repeatedly occupied first place in the indicators of social development.

10. There are more polar bears on the island of Svalbard than humans. Every inhabitant has a weapon.

11. The town of Fjærland is known as the city of books. There are 250,000 books, even though the town has only 300 inhabitants.

12. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

13. Over 98% of electricity generated in Norway comes from ecological sources.

14. The most popular cheese is brown.

15. Norway is one of the few countries in the world where whales are still being hunted.

16. Norway is the first country in the world that turns off the analog FM radio and will be replaced by the DAB + digital radio.

17. The longest river is Glomma 623 km.

18. The highest peak is Galdhopiggen 2469 m above sea level.

19. Finse is the highest located town in the country.

20. Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of oil and natural gas, yet fuel prices are very high.

21. The lowest temperature: -51,4 °C was measured in Karasjok.

22. The highest temperature: 35.6 °C was measured at Buskerud.


Army in Norway

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 38 place,
2018 > year – 35 place.

2. There are over 26,500 professional soldiers and 46 000 reservists (2018).

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 50 tanks, 630 > armored vehicles, 100 jet aircraft and 33 helicopters,
2018 year – 52 tanks, 684 armored vehicles, 126 jet planes and 35 helicopters.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 7,000,000,000 (PLN 29,960,000,000),
2018 year – $ 7,000,000,000 (PLN 29,960,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 75 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 73 ships.


Society in Norway

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1. 10 Norwegians have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

2. In Norway, an average person consumes about 7.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most beer is beer – 44%, then wine – 35%, spirit – 19%, and other alcoholic beverages – 2%.

4. In 2013, 187 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 67.

6. The average IQ level is 100.

7. Norwegians read a lot of books. Each Norwegian spends about 1,200 crowns a year on books.

8. A characteristic feature of Norwegians is their closeness to nature.

9. 22% of adults living in this country are overweight.

10. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.5 years old.

11. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.9 children.

12. In this country, over 4,974,000 (2015) 5 311 892 (2018) people have access to internet (about 102% of the population).

13. Around 3,200,000 (2015) 3,400,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

14. The population density is 13 people / km2.

15. The main religion is Lutheranism, 83%.

17. 13 Norwegians were awarded the Nobel Prize.

18. The average age of people living in this country is 39.1 years.

19. The country is around:
943 000 people (18.08%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3,420,000 individuals (65.59%) in the 15-64 age range.
851 400 people (16.33%) over 65 years old.

20. In this country, about 63.000 children are born each year (1.2% of the population), and about 42,300 people die (0.8% of the population).

21. 313 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

22. 79% of the country’s population live in urban areas.

23. Norwegians are considered unpleasant people. Bumping on someone, do not apologize, do not thank for help, rarely smile to people who do not know. Smiling at them or starting a conversation on a bus, for example, is considered strange.

24. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 45 cigarettes a month.

25. The average life expectancy in this country is 81.3 years (women – 83.4 years and men – 79.2 years).


Symbols of Norway

1. National alcohol is Akevitt.

2. Motto of the country – “Compliant and faithful until the fall of Dovrefjell”.

3. The name of the country comes from Old Norse words: “nord vegen” which means “way north”.


Customs in Norway

1. Most Norwegians drink oil on a daily basis.


Sport in Norway

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1. Until the end of the 1980s television broadcasts of boxing were completely banned, because boxing was considered immoral.

2. The Norwegians in men’s football have never lost to Brazil (in four matches they won twice and twice tied).


History of Norway

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1. In 1849, a powerful storm struck the Lofoten area and killed over 500 people.

2. Until the end of the 1980s television broadcasts of boxing were completely banned, because boxing was considered immoral.

3. Leif Erikson, Norwegian Viking unofficially in 1003 as the first European set foot on the American continent.

4. The paper clip was invented by a Norwegian inventor named Johan Vaaler in 1899.

5. Independence after the dissolution of the union with Sweden was obtained on June 7, 1905.

6. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1913.

7. The country joined the UN on November 27, 1945.

8. Norway is one of the 12 countries in the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.


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What is the highest peak in Norway?

The highest peak in Norway is Galdhøpiggen (2469 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Norway?

The largest river in Norway is Glomma 623 km.

answer: Marta


What is the national dish?

The national dish of Norway is Pizza Grandiosa.

answer: Kasieńka 


Which Norway has national colors?

National colors: red white and blue.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

National alcohol is Akevitt.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

Cross-country skiing is a national sport.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Norway?

Norway borders with such countries as: Finland 727 km, Sweden 1,619 km, Russia 196 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 39.1 years.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Norway?

The population density is 17 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Compliant and faithful until the fall of Dovrefjell”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 35.6 ° C was measured at Buskerud.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -51,4 ° C was measured in Karasjok.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18. Alcohols over 22% for 20 years.

answer: Marta