Catholic Church


Kingdom of Norway (Norway)


Also known as: Norwegen (Deutsch), Noruega (español, Português), la Norvège (français), Norvegia (Italiano, latine), Norwegia (polski), Norge (norsk), 挪威 (正體中文), ノルウェー (日本語)

Dependencies: Bouvet Island Bouvet Island, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Oslo

Area: 304,282 km²

Population: 5,320,045

Patron Saint: Saint Olaf Haraldson

Saints: 8 Saints

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Religions: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 71.5%, Roman Catholic 2.8%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.8%, other 2%, unspecified 7.5%

Languages: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Ethnic Groups: Norwegian 83.2% (includes about 60,000 Sami), other European 8.3%, other 8.5%

Motto: Alt for Norge (Norwegian) (Anything for Norway)

Neighbouring Countries: Scotland Scotland, ← Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, ← Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen, ↗ Finland Finland, → Sweden Sweden, ↓ Denmark Denmark

Jurisdictions (4): Dioceses Diocese (1), Territorial Prelatures Territorial Prelature (2), Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1)

Roman Rite (3): Oslo, Tromsø, Trondheim

Ukrainian Church (1): Deutschland und Skandinavien

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Apostolic Nunciature: Norway

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Scandiæ Bishop Czeslaw Kozon (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (61)

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