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    Norway Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/norway/norway_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden


      Geographic coordinates: 62 00 N, 10 00 E


      Map references: Europe


      Area: total: 324,220 sq km
      land: 307,860 sq km
      water: 16,360 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than New Mexico


      Land boundaries: total: 2,544 km
      border countries: Finland 729 km, Sweden 1,619 km, Russia 196 km


      Coastline: 21,925 km (includes mainland 3,419 km, large islands 2,413 km, long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 16,093 km)


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 10 NM
      territorial sea: 4 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast


      Terrain: glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m
      highest point: Galdhopiggen 2,469 m


      Natural resources: petroleum, copper, natural gas, pyrites, nickel, iron ore, zinc, lead, fish, timber, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 2.94%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 97.06% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 1,270 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: rockslides, avalanches


      Environment - current issues: water pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: about 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 most rugged and longest coastlines in world


      NOTE: The information regarding Norway on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norway Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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