general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): none
country code ISO: none //; - FIPS: none [for Bouvetøya both: BV]
location: different
time zone: several
surface (land) area: 307,7 = 118.8 sq.mi (excluding Dronning Maud Land) //;- area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: not applicable
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): several
climate: cold arctic
independent since: not yet [dependencies since: 1927 / 1929]
type of government: territories of Norway
capital: none
administrative division: none
population according to the latest census: not applicable; inhabitants are counted as residents of Norway
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: there is no regular residential population
population density: 0 per = 0 per sq.mi
population growth: - % //; - doubling time: not applicable
birth rate: 0 per 1000
death rate: - per 1000
fertility rate: 0 children per female
maternal mortality: - per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): - per 1000
life expectancy: years (male: ; female: )
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: 0% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: scientific stations staffed by personnel of various nationalities, mainly Norwegian
languages: Norwegian, English, Russian
religious affiliation: predominantly Christian
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: virtually 100% (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: Norwegian currency
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: NO RU
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: ?%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 0% //; - grass land: 0% //; - wooded area: 0% //; - arid land and desert: ca 98%
agriculture: labour force: 0% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: none
livestock: none
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 0% //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: none
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 100% //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 0 km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains [on Dronning Maud Land]: Valkyrie Dome 3807 m, Mt. Widerøe 3180, Mt. Bergerson 3170
mountains [on Peter I øy]: Lars Christensen Peak 1640; [on Bouvetøya]: highest (nameless?) peak 935
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural & artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): not applicable
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
the exact surface area of Dronning Maud Land is unknown
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

There is no page containing the population growth statistics of the country, because in this area there is no residential population.

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There is no page containing the population growth statistics of the urban centres, because in this area there is no urban settlement.

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