The official name of Norway is Kingdom of Norway. The capital and largest city in Norway is Oslo. Norway is a Scandinavian country that encloses mountains, deep coastal fjords, and glaciers. The capital city of Norway is Oslo. The city has green spaces and museums. The popular Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum displays the 9th-century Viking ships. Other major cities of Norway include Bergen, Stavanger/Sandnes and Trondheim. The city of Bergen features colourful wooden houses and it is the centre of sea trips to the spectacular Sognefjord. Fishing, hiking, and skiing are popular activities in Norway, especially at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
The meaning of Norway is the “path to the north.” The total land area of Norway is 385,252 square kilometers with a population of 5,258,317 people. Norway is the 28th most populous country in the world, but 6th largest country in Europe.
Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
The largest glacier in Northern Europe is in Norway known as the Jostedalsbreen. The coastline of Norway is over 20,000 km. Norway has about 450,000 lakes, and at least 200 of the lakes are 4 square miles or more in size. Norway is home to a number of Arctic animals such as reindeer, wolverines, polar bear, the puffin bird and the Arctic fox.
The deepest underwater tunnel in the world is also in Norway with a depth of 287 meters. Norway is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. According to the Global Peace Index, Norway is the most peaceful country in the world.
Norway is one of the most sought-after places in the world for international study, it boasts of world-class universities. Four universities in Norway feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, all large public universities. These are the University of Oslo (ranked joint 142nd in the world), University of Bergen (joint 164th), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (joint 259th) and University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway (joint 367th).