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Government of Norway

Kongeriket Norge, Kongeriket Noreg,
Kingdom of Norway.


The Government of Norway is a Constitutional Monarchy and is a Parliamentary Democracy. Norway is a Kingdom.

Norway's Coat of Arms. (above center)

In a Constitutional Monarchy, the power lies in the Parliament.

Norway's currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). One Krone is divided into 100 øre.

The Kingdom of Norway consists of the mainland, the archipelago of Svalbard and the island, Jan Mayen.

The capital city of Norway is Oslo with a population of about 450,000. It is located in southern Norway at the beginning of Oslofjord.

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The Parliament Building, Oslo (Storting Bygningen in Norwegian)

Stortinget is the supreme legislature of Norway, located in Oslo. The unicameral parliament has 169 members, and is elected every four years based on party-list proportional representation in nineteen plural member constituencies. The assembly is led by a presidium of a president and five vice presidents; since 2009 Dag Terje Andersen has been president. The members are allocated to twelve standing. Information obtained from Wikipedia.

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Royal Motto: Alt for Norge (All for Norway).

The Eidsvoll Oath of 1814:Enig og tro til Dovre faller
(United and Loyal until the Dovre Mountains fall).

Flag of Norway

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His Majesty King Harald V, King of Norway and
Her Majesty Queen Sonja are Norway's Monarchs.


The Country is divided into 19 Counties (fylker)

Rogaland
Sogn og Fjordane
Sør-Trøndelag
Telemark
Troms
Vest-Agder
Vestfold

Akershus
Aust-Agder
Buskerud
Finnmark
Hedmark
Hordaland

Møre og Romsdal
Nordland
Nord-Trøndelag
Oppland
Oslo
Østfold


Norway's 5 Regions/landsdeler:

Østlandet (Eastern Norway)
Sørlandet (Southern Norway)
Vestlandet (Western Norway)
Midt-Norge (Central Norway)
Nord-Norge (Northern Norway)


Norway's Constitution Day is the 17th of May.
Every year the entire country celebrates 17th of Mai, with parades, song, music, dancing, games, speeches, parties and delicious foods.

Have you ever celebrated Syttende Mai in Norway? If not, you are really missing out on a fantastic experience.

Click on the arrow below and it will bring you to a Syttende Mai Tog/Seventeenth of May Parade in Oslo, the Capital City of Norway.

























Click on the arrow below to hear The National Anthem of Norway,
which is: "Ja,vi elsker dette landet..."(Yes, we love this land).
























Click arrow below to hear The Royal Anthem of Norway:
Kongesangen
(The Song of the King)


Royal Family of Norway

Norwegian Currency

Fact on Norway

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