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Location:  Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden
Geographic Coordinates:   62 00 N, 10 00 E
Area:   323,802 sq km (land: 304,282 sq km water: 19,520 sq km)
Climate:  Temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast
Languages:  Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
Population:  5,147,792 (July 2014 est.)
Capital:  Oslo
Religion:  Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 82.1%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.3%, Roman Catholic 1.8%, other 2.4%, unspecified 7.5% (2011 est.)
Ethnic Groups:  Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)
Independence:  7 June 1905 (Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved); 26 October 1905 (Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union)

Source:  CIA Factbook