COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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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: 5 282 223 (2017)     
Population density: 14.47 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Norwegian: Bokmal and Nynorsk
Non-nationals of total population: 10.6 % (2016)

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 (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 3.90 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 38.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 6.00 %

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 (2018)
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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