Norway is situated in Europe, in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway is especially famous for its majestic nature with huge fjords, glaciers and mountainous terrain. Norway has a population of 5,2 million people. The capital is Oslo, with 697 000 inhabitants.
Norway has a pleasant climate with great variations. Because of the warm Gulf Stream, Norway has much milder climate than one would expect.
Norway is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. All inhabitants have the equal rights and obligations.
Norway has been ranked as the best functioning democracy in the world, and has since 2009 been ranked by The United Nations as the best country in the world to live in. The measurement is the HDI, Human Development Index, which combines measures of life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Norway is a wealthy country and is the fifth-largest oil exporter and third-largest gas exporter in the world.
In the United Nation’s 2016 World Happiness Report, Norway took the fourth place. The report surveyed 156 countries and looked at a number of factors, including life expectancy and health.
Norway is a multi-ethnical country, and there is no tolerance for discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, age or class.
The unemployment rate in Norway is very low, and so is the crime rate.