Norway

Country Profile
 

Kingdom Of Norway
(Kongeriket Norge)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
7 June 1905
Capital City:
Oslo
Total Area Ranking:
68 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
118 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

The Kingdom of Norway is located in the western portion of Scandinavia in Northern Europe. It is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the North East by Russia and Finland, on the East by Sweden and on the south the Skaggerak, separating it from Denmark. Norway occupies an area of 323,895 sq km (125,057 sq miles) and has a population of 4.4 million (1999 data).

Much of the country is mountainous, with few areas of flatland. About 80% of the country is above 1,500 feet (460 metres) in height. Norway also controls the Svalbard archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean. The largest group is the Spitzbergen Islands which are mountainous and largely covered with ice.

Norway has minimal immigrant population, with 95% Norwegian, 1% Lapp and 4% others. 89% of the population are Lutheran Christians, 1% Roman Catholic and 10% other beliefs. A harsh climate and rugged terrain has encouraged Norwegians to look to the sea for their livelihood. The capital city is Oslo.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Norwegian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Norway
Yahoo Norway page
wikipedia: Norway
wikipedia: History of Norway
Visit Norway

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Norway.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration sequence N-1 onwards was used between 1919 and 1931. The registration prefix LN- has been used since 1931, eg: LN-TUF.

An unofficial all-time Norwegian civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Luftforsvaret)

Historical military air arms-
Army Aviation (Hærens Flyvapen) [1912-1944]
Naval Aviation (Marinens Flyvevæsen) [1912-1944]
German Air Units Occupying Norway in the Second World War [to be added]

Central Government Agencies

Coast Guard (Kystvakt)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Norwegian Air Ambulance)
Police Aviation (Norwegian Police Air Unit)

Commercial Aviation

Fred Olsen Air Transport (ceased)
Braathens S.A.F.E. [wikipedia]
Helikopter Service [wikipedia]
Wideroe
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Kato Airline

wikipedia: Airlines of Norway
The World’s Airlines: Norway

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

To be added

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Oslo – Gardermoen Airport (ICAO: ENGM)
Bergen Airport (ICAO: ENBR)
Bodo Airport (ICAO: ENBO)
Evenes Airport (ICAO: ENEV)
Airports in Norway

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

Flyghistorisk Museum Sola, Stavanger
Forsvaret Flysamling Gardermoen, Gardermoen
Forsvarsmuseet, Oslo
Forsvarsmuseet Flysamlingen, Oslo
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, Bodø
Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo

Historic Flying Groups

Dakota Norway, Sandefjord
Scandinavian Historic Flight, Oslo
Warbirds of Norway, Kjeller

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Norway

Aviation Bibliography

Norwegian Aviation Bibliography

Web Links

Aviation Historical Society of Norway
(English language website.)

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