Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Norway)
Kingdom of Norway (Kongeriket Norge)
Population: 4 908100 (01 January 2010)
Norway has a long rugged coastline which stretches over 2.500 km, broken by fjords and thousands of islands. Norway is also a mountainous country with many glaciers and some of the highest waterfalls in the world. The mountains draw Arctic terrestrial species all the way from the north to the southern part of the country.