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Location: Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden
Population: 4.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Oslo
Comparative area: Slightly larger than New Mexico
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 87.8 percent (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8 percent, none 3.2 percent, unknown 5.2 percent (1980)
Landscape: Long, narrow kingdom; northern third lies above the Arctic Circle and is called "Land of the Midnight Sun" because it has long periods every summer when the sun shines 24 hours a day; terrain is glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; coastline deeply indented by fjords
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1900

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune


Sunday, Feb. 22: Daehlie Takes Record Eighth Gold Medal
Saturday, Feb. 21: Norway's Buraas Takes Men's Slalom
Friday, Feb. 20: Norway Wins Men's Nordic Combined
Wednesday, Feb. 18: Norway's Daehlie Gets Seventh Gold, a Record
Wednesday, Feb. 18: Norway Finishes 1-2 in 10K Biathlon
Saturday, Feb. 14: Countryman Keeps Daehlie From Seventh Gold
Saturday, Feb. 14: Norway's Vik Wins Nordic Combined
Thursday, Feb. 12: Soendral Keeps the 1,500 Gold in Norway
Thursday, Feb. 12: Daehlie Wins Again in Cross Country
Wednesday, Feb. 11: Norway's Hanevold Wins 20K Biathlon

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