Constitution Day:17. May
Area:323,758 sq km + 61,397 sq km (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
Capital city:Oslo (pop 530,000)
People:97% Nordic, Alpine & Baltic, with a Sami minority
Language:Bokmål & Nynorsk
Religion:Christian (93% Evangelical Lutheran)
Temperatures (Oslo):+15 to +30 degrees during summer
-15 to +5 degrees during winter
Government:Constitutional monarchy
Prime Minister:Jens Stoltenberg
King:Harald V
Currency:NOK (100 NOK = 8 £)
GDP:US$120.5 billion
GDP per head:US$27,400
Annual growth:3.5%
Major industries:Oil, natural gas, computers, high technology, fishing, shipbuilding and paper production
Major trading partners:EU (esp. UK, Germany & Sweden)
Member of EU:No
Time:GMT/UTC plus 1 hour
Electricity:220V, 50-60 Hz
Weights & measures:Metric