Essential info for Norway

Population: Just over 5 million

Major religions: Christianity

Capital city: Oslo (also largest city)

Legal system: Parliamentary republic

Main languages: Norwegian (official), English

Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October)

Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz. Two-pin, round-prong plugs are used.

Currency: The Norwegian Krone (NOK), which is divided into 100 ore.

Tipping: Service charges range between 10 to 15% in most hotels and restaurants. Taxi fares are generally rounded up to the nearest krone.

International dialling code: +47

Emergency numbers: 112 (police), 113 (ambulance), 110 (fire)

Internet TLD: .no

Drives on the: Right

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