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Bryggen, Bergen, Norway
Bryggen, Bergen, Norway

Bryggen

Bryggen has been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites since 1979.
Photo by Michael Fousert

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NORWAY

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    Capital:Oslo

    Location:Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden

    Currency:Norwegian kroner (NOK)

    Area:323,802 sq km

    Population:5,509,591 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities; note - Sami has three dialects: Lule, North Sami, and South Sami; Sami is an official language in nine municipalities in Norway's three northernmost counties: Finnmark, Nordland, and Troms

    Religion:Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 68.1%, Muslim 3.4%, Roman Catholic 3.1%, other Christian 3.8%, other 9.6%, unspecified 15.4% (2020 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+1

    Tel Code:+47

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