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Norway map

Map of the country Norway

The Norway map shows the map of Norway offline. This map of Norway will allow you to orient yourself in Norway in Northern Europe. The Norway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The political administration of Norway takes place at three levels: Kingdom, covering all of metropolitan Norway including its integral overseas areas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Whereas Svalbard is subject to an international treaty with some limits to Norwegian sovereignty, Jan Mayen shares county governor (fylkesmann) with Nordland county as you can see in Norway map. Counties, known in Norwegian as fylker (singular fylke), of which there are 19. These derive in part from divisions that preceded Norway constitution in 1814 and independence in 1905. The counties also function as constituencies during elections for Parliament. Municipalities, known in Norwegian as kommuner (singular kommune) of which there are 430. In addition the Longyearbyen local authority has some similarieties with a municipality.

The foreign relations of Norway are based on the country membership in NATO and within the workings of the United Nations (UN). Additionally, Norway takes part in the integration of the European Union (EU) through its membership in the European Economic Area. Norway foreign ministry includes both the minister of foreign affairs and minister of international development. Norway supports international cooperation and the peaceful settlement of disputes, recognizing the need for maintaining a strong national defence through collective security. Accordingly, the cornerstones of Norwegian policy are active membership in NATO and support for the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Norway also pursues a policy of economic, social, and cultural cooperation with other Nordic countries--Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland--through the Nordic Council as its shown in Norway map. Its relations with Iceland are very close due to the cultural bond the two nations share. Norway ended a 2-year term on the UN Security Council in January 2003, and chaired the Iraq Sanctions Committee.

Transport in Norway is highly influenced by Norway low population density, narrow shape and long coastline. Norway has old water transport traditions, but road, rail and air transport have increased in importance during the 20th century as its mentioned in Norway map. Due to the low population density, public transport is somewhat less built out in rural areas of Norway, however public transport in, and around cities is well developed. The main governing body is the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, which performs operations through numerous subsidiaries. Tasks related to public transport and some roads have been delegated to the counties and municipalities. Most infrastructure is publicly owned, while most operations are performed by private companies; public transport is subsidized.

Norway on map

Norway on the map

Norway on map shows the map of the country Norway. Norway on the map will allow you to plan your travel in Norway in Northern Europe. The Norway map labeled is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The Norwegian economy is an example of a mixed economy, a prosperous capitalist welfare state featuring a combination of free market activity and large state ownership in certain key sectors as you can see in Norway on map. The Norwegian welfare state makes public health care free (above a certain level), and parents have 46 weeks paid parental leave. The income that the state receives from natural resources includes a significant contribution from petroleum production and the substantial and carefully managed income related to this sector. Norway has a very low unemployment rate, currently 3.1%. 30% of the labour force are employed by the government, the highest in the OECD.

The Norwegian Armed Forces currently numbers about 23,000 personnel, including civilian employees. According to the current (as of 2009) mobilization plans, the strength during full mobilization is approximately 83,000 combatant personnel as its shown in Norway on map. Norway has conscription for males (6–12 months of training) and voluntary service for females. The Armed Forces are subordinate to the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the Commander-in-Chief is King Harald V. The military of Norway is divided into the following branches: the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the Home Guard. Partly due to Norway inability to maintain its traditional policy of neutrality in World War II (joining the Allied war effort after being invaded by Nazi Germany in April 1940), the country was one of the founding nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on 4 April 1949. At present, Norway contributes in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

Export revenues from oil and gas have risen to 45% of total exports and constitute more than 20% of the GDP as its mentioned in Norway on map. Norway is the fifth largest oil exporter and third largest gas exporter in the world, but it is not a member of OPEC. To reduce overheating in the economy from oil revenues and minimize uncertainty from volatility in oil price, and to provide a cushion for the effect of aging of the population, the Norwegian government in 1995 established the sovereign wealth fund ("Government Pension Fund — Global"), which would be funded with oil revenues, including taxes, dividends, sales revenues and licensing fees.

Detailed map of Norway

Map of Norway detailed

The detailed map of Norway shows a labeled and large map of the country Norway. This detailed map of Norway will allow you to orient yourself in Norway in Northern Europe. The detailed Norway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Norway territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. Norway remains one of the biggest financial contributors to the United Nations, and participates with UN forces in international missions, notably in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Sudan and Libya as you can see in the Detailed map of Norway. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and is also a part of Schengen Area.

Norway population numbers roughly 4.9 million as its shown in the Detailed map of Norway. Most of the population are Norwegians, a North Germanic people. The Sami people traditionally inhabit central and northern parts of Norway and Sweden, as well as in northern Finland and in Russia on the Kola Peninsula. Another national minority are the Kven people who are the descendants of Finnish speaking people that moved to northern Norway in the 18th up to the 20th century. Both the Sami and the Kven were subjected to a strong assimilation policy by the Norwegian government from the 19th century up to the 1970s. Because of this "Norwegianization process", many families of Sami or Kven ancestry now self-identify as ethnic Norwegian. Other groups recognized as national minorities of Norway are Jews, Forest Finns, and Norwegian Romani Travellers (a branch of the Romani people, not to be confused with non-recognized Indigenous Norwegian Travellers.

Norwegians are registered at baptism as members of the Church of Norway; many remain in the state church to be able to use services such as baptism, confirmation, marriage and burial, rites which have strong cultural standing in Norway. About 79.2% of Norwegians were members of the Church of Norway as of January 1, 2010. However, only 20% of Norwegians say that religion occupies an important place in their life (according to a Gallup poll in 2009), the fourth-lowest such percentage in the world (only Estonia, Sweden and Denmark are lower) as its mentioned in the Detailed map of Norway. In the early 1990s, it was estimated that between 4.7% – 5.3% of Norwegians attended church on a weekly basis. This figure has dropped to about 2% – the lowest such percentage in Europe – according to 2009 and 2010 data. There are, by November 2011, about 98,000 registered Catholics in Norway.

Map of Northern Norway

Map of North Norway

Map of Northern Norway shows the North part of the country Norway. Northern Norway map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of Norway in Northern Europe. The map of Northern Norway is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Northern Norway, it is where nature will surprise you, and the culture will amaze you. Visit jaw-dropping mountains like Torghatten in Helgeland (pictured), Møysalen in Vesterålen, or the Lyngen Alps. and listen to the other-worldly sounds of the joik. This part of Norway is where the majority of the country indigenous people live – the Sami – and their ancient song tradition is simply captivating. The seafood here is world-class, and you might get the catch of your life at any time of the year. However, if you visit between January and April, you can try to reel in a big skrei – the migrating Atlantic cod arriving from the Barents Sea as you can see in the Map of Northern Norway. Seafood is not the only culinary treasure from the region. The Arctic kitchen is a feast of flavours, and exclusive reindeer meat is a must try if you get the chance.

Northern Norway stretches from the Helgeland region in the south to mainland Europe northernmost point near the North Cape and east towards the Russian border as its shown in the Map of Northern Norway. Glittering fjords, staggering peaks and unspoilt nature await. Have fun at one of the white beaches, check out some of Norway top kayaking spots, go hiking and even surfing or embrace the snow and go ski touring or dog sledding in winter. Other bucket list activities in the region include island hopping along the Helgeland coast and travelling along one of the world most beautiful roads, Kystriksveien. Scenic spots like Træna and the UNESCO-listed Vega islands are waiting for you. You should visit small, cosy fishing villages as well, like Henningsvær in Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja.

The biggest city in Northern Norway region is Tromsø – the world northernmost university town. Here, you can show off your best moves on a night out, check out cool art exhibitions and enjoy the urban vibes. The Tromsø Cable Car takes you to the top of Mount Storsteinen, while the cable car in Narvik ensures a quick and easy trip to the top of Mount Narvikfjellet as its mentioned in the Map of Northern Norway. From Narvik, you can also embark on a short, but incredible train journey along the Ofoten Railway. Halfway between Norway and the North Pole, is where you will find the Svalbard Islands. Here, you can participate in exotic nature-based activities all year round in a landscape that is both rugged and fragile. Appreciate the slow life and enjoy the silence in a lighthouse or an old fishermen cabin. Or venture into the fjords, like the narrow Trollfjorden, with the coastal express Hurtigruten.

Map of Southern Norway

Map of South Norway

Map of Southern Norway shows the South part of the country Norway. Southern Norway map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of Norway in Northern Europe. The map of Southern Norway is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Southern Norway is the Norwegian’s own summer paradise. The glittering sea. The big, blue sky. The smooth and warm rocks lazy sunbathers love. No wonder the area is known as “the smiling south” as you can see in the Map of Southern Norway. Stroll through narrow streets between white wooden houses, in small towns that are dotted along the coastline like a string of pearls. The book town of Tvedestrand is a great place to start, before you continue south to the charming villages Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand and Mandal and set aside time to visit the artisans in Risør. The many unique niche stores, like Embla Design or Galleri Villvin, make it a heaven for those who love handmade jewellery and other handicrafts. The main city and port of the region is Kristiansand, one of the most popular cities in Norway in the summer.

A great city beach, a booming cultural scene, and music festivals like Palmesus, that attract an audience of 60,000 people, are some of the reasons. It is not difficult to understand why Norwegians dream of owning a summer house in Southern Norway. Luckily there are many holiday homes for rent in this beautiful archipelago with thousands of islands and small fishing villages, like Ny-Hellesund or the car-free outport of Lyngør that spans over several small islands as its shown in the Map of Southern Norway. You can get here by ferry – or call a local taxi and wait for a boat to turn up. You wont need a taxi boat back for days though, because this is where you enjoy the slow life. A place you go to relax. Eat. Play. Sleep. This beauty at Norway southernmost tip, Lindesnes, has been guiding ships through the dark for hundreds of years.

Southern Norway natural wonders also include these horizontal potholes at Brufjell, created some 20,000 years ago during the Ice Age, when the sea level was higher. Another totally unforgettable bucket list experience nearby is the 18-course menu at Under, the first underwater restaurant in Northern Europe. 5,5 metres below sea level you can enjoy the wonders of the sea through this already iconic window (no, it is not an aquarium) and on your plate. You should also stop by Flekkefjord, where cool street art add a quirky contrast to the traditional white wooden houses. In Kristiansand, the street art project Coolart has converted the city into a giant outdoor gallery. And do not be surprised if old school American cars pass you on the road, especially if you explore Lista and Farsund as its mentioned in the Map of Southern Norway. This area is a little piece of America in Norway, and many locals drive around in shiny Buicks, Cadillacs, or Pontiacs.