Country: Norway

Population: 4,627,926

Capital: Oslo

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Norwegian Krone

Government Type: constitutional monarchy

Languages: Norwegian (official) with small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Ethnic Breakdown: Norwegian, Sami 20,000

Religion: Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1%

Major Cities: Oslo, Bergen

Phone Country Code: 47

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://visitnorway.com/

High Travel Season: July - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), May 17 (Constitution Day), Ascension Day, Pentecost, Whit Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (St. Stephen's Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Only Saudi Arabia and Russia export more oil than Norway.