About Norway

Norway FlagNorway is a constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe that occupies the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is bordered by Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The country's extensive coastline is home to its famous fjords.

In the 1920s, Norway annexed Jan Mayen and was given the sovereignty over the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard under the Svalbard Treaty.

NorwayBecoming the first European nation to declare independence in the 20th century, since World War II Norway has experienced rapid economic growth, and is now amongst the wealthiest countries in the world. Norway is the world's third largest oil exporter and the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of GDP. The oil industry is mainly situated outside and controlled from the oil capital Stavanger.

Norway has also rich resources of gas fields, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals. Norway was the second largest exporter of seafood in 2006. Norway has a Scandinavian welfare model and the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation.

Norway was ranked highest of all countries in human development from 2001 to 2006, and came second in 2007. It also rated the most peaceful country in the world in a 2007 survey by Global Peace Index.

Norwegian links

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Ambassador: Mrs Siren Gjerme Eriksen
Website: www.norway.org.au
www.norway.org.au/Embassy/Norway-in-Australia-and-New-Zealand/Norwegian_Businesses_in_Australia/ (to submit or change the register of Norwegian companies operating in New Zealand)
Email: emb.canberra@mfa.no 

Royal Norwegian Consulate-General - Wellington

Honorary Consul-General: Mr Graeme Mitchell 
Website: www.norway.org.au
Email: norconsulgen@deloitte.co.nz

Royal Norwegian Consulate - Auckland

Consul: Captain John Robinson
Website: www.norway.org.au
Email: john.robinson@2wglobal.com 

Norway travel, business, cruises and energy resources

Website: norway.com

Norway - Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA)

Website (New Zealand): www.ansa.no/nz 
Website (International): www.ansa.no 
Email: markedsansvarlig@nz.ansa.no

The Norwegian Club

President: Anne Østmo Scott
Email: ostmo.scott@xtra.co.nz

Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers

Website: www.norden.org
E-mail: mk@norden.org (Editor)

New Zealand Embassy (Te Aka Aorere)

The Netherlands
Website: www.nzembassy.com/netherlands
E-mail: nzemb@xs4all.nl

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