interesting facts about Norway
November 9, 2009 | In: Countries facts
Norway’s official name is the kingdom of Norway.
The coastline of Norway, including fjords and bays, stretches over 20,000 kilometers.
Norway is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government.
The highest mountain of Norway is Galdhopiggen, at a height of 2,469 m, the largest lake is Mjosa, while the largest glacier in all of Northern Europe is Jostedalsbreen.
Norway is home to 4.5 million people. Approximately 333,000 are non-nationals.
Norway has some of the highest petrol prices in the world, even though the country is one of the biggest oil exporter in the world.
Norway opened the world’s longest road tunnel in 2000, with a length of 24.5 kilometers (15.3 miles).
The country was the second largest exporter of seafood (in value, after the People’s Republic of China) in 2006.