You can find on this page the Norway region map to print and to download in PDF. The Norway political map presents states, regions, provinces and surrounding areas of Norway in Northern Europe.

Norway regions map

Map of Norway areas

The Norway regions map shows surrounding areas and provinces of Norway. This administrative map of Norway will allow you to know regions of Norway in Northern Europe. The Norway regions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The regions or counties of Norway form the primary first-level subdivisions of Norway and are further divided into 430 municipalities (kommune, pl. kommuner / kommunar) as you can see in Norway regions map. The capital Oslo is considered as both a county and a municipality. There is some political disagreement on whether counties are a practical, economical or even necessary level of administration. Note that the regions are administered both by appointees of the national government and to a lesser extent by their own elected bodies. The county numbers are from the official numbering system ISO 3166-2:NO, which follows the coastline from the Swedish border in the southeast to the Russian border in the northeast. The number 13 was dropped from the system when the city of Bergen (county no. 13) was merged into Hordaland (county no. 12) in 1972.

From the consolidation to a single kingdom, Norway was divided into a number of geographic regions that had its own legislative assembly or Thing, such as Gulating (Western Norway) and Frostating (Trøndelag) as its shown in Norway regions map. The second-order subdivision of these regions was into fylker, such as Egdafylke and Hordafylke. In 1914, the historical term fylke was brought into use again to replace the term amt introduced during the union with Denmark. Current day counties (fylker) often, but not necessarily, correspond to the historical areas. A county municipality (Norwegian: Fylkeskommune) is the public elected body that is responsible for certain public administrative and service tasks within a county. Each county is governed as a county municipality, with the exception of Oslo, which is both a municipality and a county municipality.

The main responsibility of the region municipalities are upper secondary schools, dental care, public transport, county roads, culture, cultural heritage management, land use planning and business development as its mentioned in Norway regions map. The main body of each county municipality is the county council (fylkesting), elected by direct election by all legal residents every fourth year. The county councils typically have 30-50 members and meet about six times a year. They are divided into standing committees and an executive board (fylkesutvalg), that meet considerably more often. Both the council and executive board are led by the Chairman of the County Council or County Mayor (fylkesordfører). The national government, formally the King, is represented in each county by a county governor (Norwegian: Fylkesmann). This office mainly function as a supervising authority over the conty and municipality administrations and their decitions can be appealed to him.

Norway political map

Map of Norway administrative

The Norway political map shows regions and provinces of Norway. This administrative map of Norway will allow you to show regions, administrative borders and cities of Norway in Northern Europe. The Norway political map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Politics in Norway take place in the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy as you can see in Norway political map. Executive power is exercised by the King council, the cabinet, led by the Prime Minister of Norway. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Storting, elected within a multi-party system. The Judiciary is independent of the executive branch and the legislature. The Norwegian constitution, signed by the Eidsvoll assembly on 17 May 1814, transformed Norway from being an absolute monarchy into a constitutional monarchy. The 1814 constitution granted rights such as freedom of speech (§100) and rule of law (§§ 96, 97, 99).

Norway is a constitutional monarchy, where the King has mainly symbolic power. The Royal House is a branch of the princely family of Glücksburg, originally from Schleswig-Holstein in Germany as its shown in Norway political map. The functions of the King, Harald V, are mainly ceremonial, but he has influence as the symbol of national unity. Although the constitution of 1814 grants important executive powers to the King, these are always exercised by the Council of State in the name of the King (King Council, or cabinet). The King is also High Protector of the Church of Norway (the state church), Grand Master of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, and symbolically Supreme Commander of the Norwegian armed forces. The Council of State is formally convened by the reigning monarch. The Council of State consists of a Prime Minister and his council, formally appointed by the King. Parliamentarism has evolved since 1884 and entails that the cabinet must not have the parliament against it, and that the appointment by the King is a formality.

Norway has a modified unicameral Parliament, the Storting ("Great Council"), with members elected by popular vote for a four year term (during which it may not be dissolved) by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies as its mentioned in Norway political map. Suffrage is obtained by 18 years of age; voting rights are granted in the same year as one 18th birthday. The Storting, currently has 169 members (increased from 165, effective from the elections of 12 September 2005). The members are elected from the 19 counties for 4-year terms according to a system of proportional representation. The Storting divides itself into two chambers, the Odelsting and the Lagting for the sole purpose of voting on legislation. Laws are proposed by the government through a Member of the Council of State or by a member of the Odelsting and decided on by the Odelsting and Lagting, in case of repeated disagreement by the joint Storting.

Norway states map

Map of Norway states

The Norway states map shows all departments and regions of Norway. States map of Norway will allow you to know areas and cities of Norway in Norway. The Norway states map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

In a comprehensive administrative reorganisation, Norway 19 states have become 11 as you can see in Norway states map. Meet Norway new regional map, as of January 2020. Norway parliament has implemented the country most comprehensive administrative reform since 1662. In a process that began a few years ago, the country 19 fylker (counties) have been replaced by 11. As of January 2020, the process is complete. There has also been consolidation at the local level throughout the country. For example in the new Viken county, the 61 local authorities have become 49. The government believes this move will strengthen each region and improve coordination between municipalities, regions and state. Norway 11 regions will assume control of a number of areas such as infrastructure, education, culture, business development and outdoor life.

Only Oslo plus three existing states have remained the same. Oslo, Nordland, Rogaland and Møre og Romsdal will continue to use the same names and the same borders as its shown in Norway states map. However, the rest of the country has changed, as follows: Aust-Agder and Vest Agder have combined to become Agder; Buskerud, Akershus and Østfold have combined to become Viken; Finnmark and Troms have combined to form Troms og Finnmark; Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane have combined to form Vestland; Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag merged into Trøndelag; Oppland and Hedmark joined to become Innlandet; Telemark og Vestfold combined to become Vestfold og Telemark. The two Trøndelag counties became one soon after the reform was passed in Parliament. They had long worked closely together so the merger was relatively straightforward. The rest of the changes were implemented on 1 January, 2020.

Norway 7 new states as its mentioned in Norway states map are; Agder: The merger of West- and East-Agder was an obvious choice to make. The new state includes the cities of Kristiansand, Arendal, Korsvik, Vennesla, Grimstad, Mandal and Flekkefjord. Innlandet: The area covering approximately 17% of mainland Norway is broadly consistent with the historical Oppland region. Troms og Finnmark: The new county name reflects the dissatisfaction that many local politicians and people felt at being forced into the change. Trøndelag: The new county also has an official name in the Sami language: Trööndelage. It was the first change to be made under the reform. Vestfold og Telemark: The new name was chosen to reflect the distinct histories and cultural identities of the two former counties. Vestland: The merger of Hordaland with Sogn og Fjordane brings together many of Norway traditional fjord districts. Viken: The only merger of three counties has seen Buskerud, Akershus and Østfold become Viken.