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Quick Facts - Norway


Capital: Oslo
Political system: Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 4 985 870 (2012)     
Population density: 16 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Norwegian: Bokmal and Nynorsk
Non-nationals of total population: 7.5 % (2011)

Funding (2008)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.53 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 2 186 324 849 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 446.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 45.14 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.63 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 20.80 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 8.08 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 138 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 210 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 2 492 USD (243 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.3 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 91.5 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 24/1/1956  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/3/1998  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 17/01/2007

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334