Norway Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 by City Immigrants

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Norway Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017

Norway is a Scandinavian country Norway Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.

The total population of Norway on 1 January 2017 was 5,258,317. Statistics Norway estimated that the 5,000,000 milestone was reached 19 March 2012. Norway has one of the highest fertility rates in Europe, but the rate has decreased from 1.98 in 2009 to 1.71 in 2016.

 

 

 Norway demographics Population by Religion

Religions in Norway (2013)

  Church of Norway (76.09%)

  Roman Catholic Church (2.40%)

  Pentecostal congregations (0.78%)

  Swedish Margareta Congregation in Oslo (0.41%)

  Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (0.39%)

  Other Christian denominations (2.22%)

  Islam (2.39%)

  Other religions (0.59%)

  Humanism (1.70%)

  Unaffiliated (13.03%)


  Norway demographics Population by Immigrants

According to Statistics Norway, Norway's immigrant population makes up 16.8% of the country's total population [January, 2017]. This includes immigrants and children born in Norway to two immigrant parents. The five largest immigrant groups in Norway are in turn Polish, Lithuanian, Swedish, Somali, and Pakistani.At the beginning of 1992, the immigrant population in Norway was 183,000 people (4.3% of the total population). At the beginning of 2015, this number had risen to 815,000 people (15.6% of the total population). Immigration to Norway has increased drastically in recent years, with net immigration exceeding 40,000.


  Norway demographics Population by Race
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Religion

Members

Percent

Christianity

4,148,389

79.60%

The Church of Norway (Lutheran)

3,799,366

72.90%

Roman Catholicism

144,856

2.80%

Pentecostalism

39,431

0.80%

The Swedish Church in Norway

21,689

0.40%

Orthodox Christianity

20,202

0.40%

The Free Lutheran Church

18,908

0.40%

Jehovah's Witnesses

12,413

0.20%

The Mission Society

10,598

0.20%

Methodism

10,531

0.20%

Baptists

10,367

0.20%

Other Christianity

60,088

1.20%

Non-Christian religions

183,201

3.50%

Islam

148,189

2.80%

Buddhism

18,817

0.40%

Hinduism

8,882

0.20%

Sikhism

3,545

0.10%

Bahá'í Faith

1,149

0.00%

Judaism

770

0.00%

Other religions

1,849

0.00%

Non-religious and unknown

792,637

15.20%

Humanism

89,758

1.70%

Total

5,213,985

100.00%

 Norway Population by City
.

Rank

Urban area

Population

County

1

Oslo

958,378

Oslo/Akershus/Buskerud

2

Bergen

250,420

Hordaland

3

Stavanger/Sandnes

210,874

Rogaland

4

Trondheim

175,068

Sør-Trøndelag

5

Drammen

113,534

Buskerud

6

Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg

108,636

Østfold

7

Porsgrunn/Skien

91,737

Telemark

8

Kristiansand

60,583

Vest-Agder

9

Ålesund

50,917

Møre og Romsdal

10

Tønsberg

50,806

Vestfold

11

Moss

45,586

Østfold

12

Haugesund

43,909

Rogaland

13

Arendal

42,690

Aust-Agder

14

Sandefjord

42,650

Vestfold

15

Bodø

39,750

Nordland

16

Tromsø

33,883

Troms

17

Hamar

26,533

Hedmark

18

Halden

24,895

Østfold

19

Larvik

23,715

Vestfold

20

Askøy

22,311

Hordaland

21

Kongsberg

21,342

Buskerud

22

Harstad

20,770

Troms

23

Molde

20,602

Møre og Romsdal

24

Horten

20,164

Vestfold

25

Gjøvik

19,935

Oppland

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