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Presentation of Norway : Geography

Country's official name :
Norway
Capital:
Oslo
Population of main cities:
Oslo (697,000) ; Bergen (285,600) ; Trondheim (207,600) ; Stravanger (144,200) ; Baerum (128,300) ; Kristiansand (112,600) ; Drammen (101,900) ; Asker (95,000) ; Lillestrøm (87,000) ; Fredrikstad (83,200) ; Sandnes (80,500)
Area:
625,222 km²
Type of Climate :
Warmer and damper climate than might be expected because of the North Atlantic Current and the Westerlies. Norway spans 13 degrees of latitude and its climate shows great variations. Even local differences in weather can be large due to the rugged topography.

Summers are generally hot and winters cold. Inlands and the northern parts are cooler than coastal areas, which experience more rain. The northernmost part has a maritime subarctic climate. The Svalbard archipelago has an arctic tundra climate. The hottest month is usually July with average temperature 17.3°C in Oslo. The coldest month is January, when the average falls to −4.7°C.

From November to late January, the sun never rises above the horizon in the northern areas and daylight hours are short in the rest of the country. Conversely, during the summertime there can be 20 hours of daylight per day, except in the north where the sun never descends beneath the horizon.

The best time to visit is from May to September. The winter is cold and dark, but offers possibilities for skiing and watching the aurora borealis.

Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Oslo
Summer Time Period :
Summer time (Daylight Savings Time) is from March until October.
Official Language:
Nearly all Norwegians speak the official language, Norwegian. It has two written forms, Bokmål and Nynorsk. Bokmål is more common of the two. In some districts Sami (spoken by the Sami minority) is also an official language.
Business Language(s):
Most Norwegians speak at least some English. Business people speak excellent English.

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