January 24, 2022
Norway (Bokmål Norge, Nynorsk Noreg), the official name is the Kingdom of Norway (Bokmål Kongeriket Norge, Nynorsk Kongeriket Noreg) is a state in Northern Europe, located in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and on a huge number of adjacent small islands, as well as the Svalbard archipelago (Svalbard) , Jan Mayen and Bear Islands in the Arctic Ocean. Bouvet Island is a Norwegian overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. Norway also claims territories in Antarctica that fall under the 1961 convention - Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. The form of government is a constitutional monarchy, the form of government is unitary. The king is Harald V, the prime minister is Jonas Gahr Støre. Norway is divided into 11 counties, which in turn are divided into 356 municipalities. The capital of Norway and the seat of government is Oslo. Norway is a multinational state with a wide ethno-cultural, religious, racial and national diversity. Norway is a member of NATO, the Scandinavian Passport Union and the Schengen area. From 2001 to 2006 and since 2009, Norway tops the list of countries in the Human Development Index.