About Norway

About Norway

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973

Official name:
Kingdom of Norway

System of government
Constitutional monarchy
Parliamentary democracy

The Royal House of Norway

  • Harald V, King of Norway, born 21 February 1937
  • Sonja, Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973
  • Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, born 19 August 1973
  • Ingrid Alexandra, Princess of Norway, born 21 January 2004
  • Sverre Magnus, Prince of Norway, born 3 December 2005

Population
4 799 252 inhabitants as of 1 January 2009
Norway has an indigenous Sami population as well as five national minorities, defined as groups with long association with Norway.

Facts and figures

Norway at a glance

Norwegian Geography

Special Symbols Trolls - Strange creatures from Norwegian fairy tales

Official languages
Norwegian (the two forms Bokmål and Nynorsk)
Sami (equal status with Norwegian in parts of Troms and Finnmark counties)

A World Language - Norway Language history

The Indo-European Languages

How and why languages change

The Norwegian language - Norway Language history

Brief History of the Norwegian Language - A summary of 1500 years

Easter in Norway

St. Hans Aften (St. John's Eve)

Heart-shaped Christmas baskets

Christmas in Norway

May 17 - Norway's Constitution Day

Norwegian holidays and official flag-flying days

The Norwegian Flag

Norwegian Symbols

Religion
Protestant Christianity

Currency
Norwegian kroner, NOK
1 EUR = NOK 9.22 as of January 2009
1 USD = NOK 6.96 as of January 2009

NORWAY ARTS AND MUSIC

Edvard Munch - The man behind "Scream" and The Munch Museum

The mystery "Incognito"

Edvard Grieg - A composer of classical music

Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen

Harald Sæverud - a Norwegian composer

Henrik Ibsen - a Norwegian writer and Ibsen Museum

Jostein Gaarder - author of the best sellers Sophies world and The Solitaire Mystery

Norwegian artists - do they exist?

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