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Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Kongeriket Norge

Norway (Norwegian: Norge (Bokmål) or Noreg (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a country in northwestern Europe whose core territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 61° N — Longitude: 8° E

Area: 385,178 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: NO

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 8.76, Rank: 13, Personal Freedom: 9.5, Economic Freedom: 7.72
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.51, Rank: 32
Norway | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 100, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
In local elections held in September 2015, the ruling Conservative Party and the right-wing Progress Party lost a significant share of votes. The polls were held amid contested discussion of immigration and asylum, as Norway—along with other European countries—confronted an influx of refugees and other migrants during the year. Separately, in a landmark case against bribery in foreign business transactions, a court in July found former executives of the fertilizer company Yara guilty of corruption.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Norway" as of 27 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.