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*** Extreme Weather ***

Norway experiences a wide range of extreme weather conditions, depending on the season and location. In Kautokeino, a temperature of minus 43.5 degrees Celsius was recorded. This extreme cold spell can persist for up to 40 days. Oslo also experiences frigid temperatures, with forecasts dipping to 30 degrees below zero. Residents of Kvikkjokk in Northern Sweden recently encountered minus 43.6 degrees, marking the coldest January day in Sweden in 25 years. Southern Norway has been hit by unprecedented amounts of snow, leading to chaos on roads, stuck vehicles, and power outages. The increased precipitation, despite global warming trends, falls as tonnes of snow due to the exceptionally cold conditions.

In contrast to winter extremes, summer temperatures can reach 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, especially in the south and inland valleys. Even nights are often warm, and water temperatures in the sea and inland lakes usually reach 18 degrees Celsius or higher, making swimming a popular pastime. In summary, Norway’s climate offers a fascinating mix of extreme cold, heavy snowfall, and beautiful summer warmth. adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Norway

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 16 November 2020]

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[accessed 6 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - stable economy with a vibrant private sector, large state sector, and an extensive social safety net; growth is expected to remain constant or improve slightly in the next few years

GDP - per capita (PPP): $72,100 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 2.1%

industry: 19.3%

services: 78.6% (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate: 4.2% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: N/A

Maternal mortality rate: 2 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 2.5 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 82.1 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 100% of population

Physicians density: 2.83 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 100% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Norway

[accessed 23 February 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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The World Bank in Norway

[accessed 21 April 2021]

Norway is a strong supporter of multilateral efforts to address global challenges and promote human and economic development around the world.

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 8 December 2020]

Norway, with its long coastline and vast forests, is traditionally a fishing and lumbering country, but since the end of World War I it has greatly increased its transport and manufacturing activities. Without extensive inland mineral deposits, Norway has had to seek opportunities for income abroad, hence its vital interest in areas such as fishing, whaling, and shipping. The exploitation since the late 1970s of major new oil reserves in the North Sea has had considerable impact on the Norwegian economy.

Norwegian competitiveness in the global economy is hampered by a small population (4.5 million), a restrictive immigration policy, and an expensive social welfare system that places high tax burdens on the population.

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