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Norway / COVID-19
Population 5,165,802
Total Confirmed 161814
Active 160992
Total deaths 822
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.51 %

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Norway (Bokmål: Norge; Nynorsk: Noreg; Northern Sami: Norga; Lule Sami: Vuodna; Southern Sami: Nöörje), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose mainland Land Contains the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; Mainland Norway and the remote island of Jan Mayen as well as the archipelago of Svalbard form Metropolitan Norway.

Bouvet Island, located in the Subantarctic, is a dependency of the Kingdom of Norway. Norway also lays claims to the Antarctic territories of Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometres (148,729 sq mi) and a population of 5,312,300 (as of August 2018). The country shares a very long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia into the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait into the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. The maritime influence also dominates Norway's climate with gentle lowland temperatures on the sea coasts, whereas the interior, while colder, can also be a lot milder than places elsewhere in the world on such northerly latitudes. Even during polar night in the north, temperatures above freezing are commonplace on the coastline. The maritime influence brings high rainfall and snowfall to some areas of the country. Harald V of the House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg has been prime minister since 2013 when she replaced Jens Stoltenberg. As a unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the parliament, the cabinet and the supreme court, according to the 1814 constitution. The kingdom was established in 872 as a merger of several petty kingdoms and has existed continuously for 1,148 years. From 1537 to 1814, Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark--Norway, and from 1814 to 1905, it was in a personal union with the Kingdom of Sweden. Norway was neutral during the First World War. Norway remained neutral until April 1940 when the country was invaded and occupied by Germany until the end of Second World War. Norway has both political and administrative subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional lands through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with the European Union and America. Norway is also a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a part of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and a part of the Schengen Area. Additionally, the Norwegian languages share mutual intelligibility with Swedish and Danish. Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, and its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals. The Norwegian state has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of oil, natural gas, minerals, timber, seafood, and fresh water. The oil industry accounts for about a quarter of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). On a per-capita foundation, Norway is the world's largest manufacturer of oil and natural gas outside of the Middle East.The country has the fourth-highest per-capita earnings in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists. On the CIA's GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven. It's the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking on earth since 2009, a position also held between 2001 and 2006; it also has the highest inequality-adjusted ranking per 2018. Norway ranked first on the World Happiness Report for 2017 and now ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, and the Democracy Index. Norway also has among the lowest crime rates in the world.

Source: Wikipedia