Where is Norway located? Where is Norway situated? Here is the answer and more…
Where Is Norway Situated? Where Is Norway Located?
Norway, in long form the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign State of Northern Europe. Located west of the Scandinavian Peninsula, it has borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. With 5 million inhabitants for 385,199 km2, including 307,860 km2 of land, Norway is after Iceland the least densely populated country in Europe. Its capital, and largest city, is Oslo. Norway has two Norwegian dialects, Bokmål and Nynorsk, for its official languages, and the Norwegian kroner (NOK) for currency.
It exercises sovereignty over the Arctic Islands of the Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen Island. Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic, Peter Island I and Queen Maud Land in Antarctica are external dependencies but are not part of the Kingdom of Norway.
After the Second World War, Norway experienced a very rapid economic expansion, and today is one of the richest countries in the world, with a highly developed social policy. Part of the economic progress is due to the discovery and development of large reserves of oil and natural gas on its coast. For several decades, Norway has been ranked first on the Human Development Index (HDI), and is also considered the most democratic country in the world with a democracy index of 9.8 in 2011, according to the British press group The Economist Group. It was also declared the most peaceful country in the world in 2007 by the Global Peace Index. She is a founding member of NATO.