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Norway

62 00° N 10 00° E
Education
Literacy Rate
Government
Age 15 and over can read and write
100% female
100% total population
100% male
Capitol: Oslo
Continent: Europe

Population:
5,085,582 (July 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 119
note: Norway's national statistical agency estimated the national population to be approximately 5.08 million as of 1 July 2013

Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.5% (male 421,440/female 404,161)
15-24 years: 13.4% (male 322,413/female 309,906)
25-54 years: 39.8% (male 950,047/female 931,000)
55-64 years: 12.5% (male 296,759/female 292,777)
65 years and over: 16.8% (male 350,812/female 443,386) (2013 est.)
population pyramid:

Median age: Population Growth Rate:
total: 40.6 years 0.33% (2013 est.country comparison to the world:167)
male: 39.7 years
female: 41.4 years (2013 est.)





Government Type:

Constitutional Monarchy
Leaders:
King Harold V
Terms:
Members of Parliament are elected every four years
Voting Age:
Must be at least 18 y/old
Government
Lawmaking Format:
Executive:

Chief of State-King Harald V Head of Gov- Prime Minister Erna Soldberg
Legislative:
Members of Parliament are elected by popular vote.
Judicial: Highest Court- Ran by Chief of State and 18 associate judges
Basic Rights:
The constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech, Assembly, Religion, and the Press
Election Process:
Mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; Supreme Court can advise on legislative acts
Top 5 Laws:
Matrimony, Inheritance, Property, Contract, and Criminal Law
Mean Years of Schooling
People and Society
12.6

Ethnic groups:

Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)

Languages:

Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
note: Sami is official in six municipalities

Religions:

Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)
People and society


Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 152

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
4,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 115

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
21.5% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 84

Norwegian English (both Bokmål and Nynorsk), physical education, history, religion, mathematics, and science are the courses required and offered
Popular activities at folk colleges include music, sports, outdoor recreation, and traveling
Study of a foreign language is not required but most students choose to take classes in: French, German, or Spanish

• Total cost of exports: $166 billion
• Exports: petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships
• Export partners: UK 25.6%, Germany 12.6%, Netherlands 12%, France 6.7%, Sweden 6.3%, US 5%
• Total costs of imports: $89.05 billion
• Imports: machinery, equipment, chemicals, metals, foodstuffs
• Import partners: Sweden 13.6%, Germany 12.4%, China 9.3%, Denmark 6.3%, UK 6.1%, US 5.4%
• Some major industries are petroleum and gas, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles, fishing
• Top 3 Corporations:
 Statoil asa (Revenue-431,112, Operating- 114,449, Income-39,045, Employees-21,213)
 Norsk Hydro asa (Revenue-196,234, Operating- 52,224, Income-17,224, -33,218)
 Employees Telenor asa (Revenue-91,077, Operating-14,721, Income-18,535, Employees-31,500)

People and Society
People and Society
Birth rate:
10.8 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 178
Death rate:
9.21 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
Infant mortality rate:
total: 3.47 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 211
male: 3.79 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 80.44 years
country comparison to the world: 27
male: 77.76 years
female: 83.27 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate:
1.77 children born/woman (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 159

Primary school:
grades 1-7 ages 6-13
Lower secondary school:
grades 8-10 ages 13-16
Upper secondary school:
ages 16-19
School is free and compulsory for children ages six to sixteen
Energy Rank
A political row has broken out in Norway after a secondary school segregated students with ethnic backgrounds in classes away from white Norwegians.
Economy
Education
• The Corporate Tax Rate in Norway stands at 28 percent. The number of people out of work started growing in late 2002, and the unemployment rate is expected to have risen from 3.6% in 2001 to 3.9% in 2002, an rised from there.
• 3.50% of Norwegians are unemployed
• The country-wide level of poverty in Norway lies at 4.5 percent, which translates into 215,415 people

Courses Offered/ Required
Transportation
Transportation:
Airports- 95
Airports- with paved runways
total: 67
2,438 to 3,047 m: 14
1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
914 to 1,523 m: 22
under 914 m: 21 (2013)
Heliports: 1
Railways: total: 4,237 km
country comparison to the world: 39
standard gauge: 4,237 km 1.435-m gauge (2,784 km electrified) (2012)
Ports and terminals: major seaport(s): Bergen, Haugesund, Maaloy, Mongstad, Narvik, Sture


Military

Military branches - Norwegian Army , Royal Norwegian Navy, RNoN; includes Coastal Rangers and Coast Guard, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Home Guard
Military service age and obligation- 19-35 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women; 1-year service obligation followed by 4-5 refresher training periods through ages 35-60, totaling 18 months (2012)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,079,043 (females age 16-49: 1,051,210
Manpower fit for military service- males age 16-49: 888,761 (females age 16-49: 865,697
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 32,290 (female: 30,777)

More than 80% of Norwegian adults ages 25-64 have earned a secondary school diploma
In secondary school students usually spend about two or three hours on homework every night
After secondary school most Norwegians start working but others attend college or university, but a small number attend folk college
Education
Primary and general secondary education
Starting date of students’ school year:
Between the 14th and 19th of August
End of students’ school year: June 19th or 20th
Time Frame of School
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