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Norway

Norway
  • Capital city: Oslo
  • Population: 5,165,802 (2013 census)
  • Size of country: 323,802 sq km
  • Currency: Norwegian Krone
  • Power supply: 220 volts
  • Sockets: round, two-pin European
  • Language: Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk are the two official versions of Norwegian)
  • Time difference: GMT +1 hour
  • Visas: Visas are not required for UK citizens to travel to Norway.
  • Religion: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)
  • Popular dishes: Fish dishes are unsurprisingly very popular in Norway – particular made with salmon and cod. Norway’s smoked salmon is renowned the world over for its flavour and quality.
  • Popular drinks: Aquavit is a potent potato and caraway liquor
  • Did you know: There are more Norwegian descendants living in the United States than there are Norwegians in Norway (6 mill. vs. 4,8 million), this is in large part due to mass emigration to America in the late 19th century.
  • FCO advice: FCO travel advice
  • World Travel Guide: World Travel Guide / Norway
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