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Norway: Geography#

LocationNorthern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden
Geographic Coordinates62 00 N, 10 00 E 62.0,10.0
Area total: 323,802 sq km
land: 304,282 sq km
water: 19,520 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 323802
DBpedia: 385183
Geoname: 324220
Infoplease: 324220
Britannica: 385186
Wolfram: 323802

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Land boundariestotal: 2,542 km
border countries: Finland 727 km, Sweden 1,619 km, Russia 196 km
Coastline25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m
highest point: Galdhopiggen 2,469 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Galdhøpiggen 2469 m; Glittertind 2464 m; Store Skagastølstind 2405 m; Store Styggedalstinden 2387 m; Skarstind 2373 m
According to Geonames: Galdhøpiggen 2469 m; Glittertinden 2452 m; Hurrungane 2405 m; Snøhetta 2286 m; Rondslottet 2178 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainglaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north
Natural Hazardsrockslides, avalanches volcanism: Beerenberg (elev. 2,227 m) on Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea is the country's only active volcano
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 2.52%
permanent crops: 0.01%
other: 97.46% (2011)
Climatetemperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast
Irrigated Land1,149 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources382 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Oslo; Bergen; Trondheim; Stavanger; Kristiansand
According to Geonames: Oslo; Bergen; Trondheim; Stavanger; Drammen

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Important Cities
Geography-noteabout two-thirds mountains; some 50,000 islands off its much-indented coastline; strategic location adjacent to sea lanes and air routes in North Atlantic; one of the most rugged and longest coastlines in the world
Important Rivers
Important Lakes