Largest Cities in Norway
Facts about Norway
Official languages: Norwegian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Norwegian (Nynorsk), North Sami, Finnish
Area: 324,220 km²
Population: 5.0 million residents
Population density: 15.45 residents per km²
Internet -TLD: .no
ISO codes: NO, NOR, 578
The prefix for Norway is +47
Flag of Norway
On the Norwegian flag, similarly to the flags of other Scandinavian countries, we find the so-called Scandinavian cross. In the case of Norway, this cross is blue with white framing, placed on a red background. The cross is not isosceles, it reaches to the edges of the flag and the shorter arm is moved closer to the pole side of the flag. The flag is very similar to Denmark’s Danneborg, reflecting the four centuries under Danish rule. The blue cross, on the other hand, points to a long-standing connection with Sweden. The flag was designed by Frederick Meltzer in 1821, but was not adopted until 1898. The colors used on the flag, which match the French tricolor, could be interpreted as an expression of the desire for independence, which Norway did not achieve until the beginning of the 20th century.
The Kingdom of Norway (Norwegian: Kongeriket Norge / Noreg, Old Norse: * Norðvegr, Norvegr, Noregr “Nordweg”) is a country in Northern Europe. The Scandinavian country borders Sweden to the east and Finland and Russia to the northeast. See Norway Location on World Map. Norway’s economic zone in the North Sea is bordered by Denmark to the south and Scotland to the west.
Biggest Cities of Norway by Population
|28||Mo i Rana, Norway||17,964||66.3128||14.1428|
|71||Indre Arna, Norway||6,228||60.4177||5.47087|
According to Abbreviation Finder, Norway’s capital is Oslo. With 670,000 inhabitants, it is also Norway’s largest city. For a long time the city was called Christiania or Kristiania. It was so named after a great fire destroyed the city in 1624 and it was moved a kilometer to rebuild. It was then named after the then King Christian IV. In 1924 the original name Oslo was reverted to. Oslo is at the end of the Oslofjord.
Oslo was founded around the year 1000. In Norwegian, by the way, Oslo is pronounced like “Uslu”. The name means mouth of the Lo. This is a river that is now called Alna, but was previously called Lo.
Sights in Oslo include the Royal Castle, Akershus Fortress, Oslo Cathedral and the New Opera House. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in the town hall every year. The main shopping street is Karl Johans gate. Gate means street and is written in lowercase in Norwegian. Life in Oslo is considered particularly expensive.