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About Norway

Norway, officially known as the Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers, and deep coastal fjords. The country historically famous for Norsemen

The country has high GDP and is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. They are one of the most stable and reputed countries and has a high human development index.

The economy is a mixed economy having a combination of free market and state ownership of key sectors.

The country has rich reserves of natural resources including petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals. Forestry through earlier was a thriving industry, due to the UN Climate summit, Norway banned deforestation activities. However the fishing industry is a significant sector in Norway.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityOslo
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesNorwegian, Romani
Currency Norwegian krone, NOK
Phone Code +47
Important CitiesOslo, Trondheim, Stavanger, Baerum
National DayConstitution Day (17th May)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking9 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriespetroleum (or oil) production, hydro-power, aquaculture, shipping, and tourism
Major ExportsCrude Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, Non-fillet fresh fish, Refined petroleum and Raw Aluminium.
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Animal, Food Products, Stone and Glass, Wood, Machinery and Electricals, Raw materials
Major ImportsCars, Iron Structures, Refined Petroleum, Broadcasting Equipments and Packaged Medicaments.
Major Imports from IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Raw materials, Chemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Metals, Stone and Glass, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral trade
Bordering NationsSweden, Finland
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), European Free Trade Association(EFTA), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsMr. B. Bala Bhaskar
Honourable Ambassador Designate
Embassy of India
Niels Juels Gate 30, 0244 Oslo, Norway
Email: amb.oslo@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-47-24115910
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Hans Jacob Frydenlund
Honorable Ambassador
Royal Norwegian Embassy
50-C, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.
Email: emb.newdelhi@mfa.no
Phone: +91-11- 5177 9200