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Kingdom of Norway


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Area: 323,878 sq km

A long, mountainous fjordindented land. One of the four Scandinavian countries. Also included are the Arctic dependencies of Jan Mayen and Svalbard (Spitzbergen) Islands 62,000 sq km.

Population: 4,855,315    Annual Growth: 0.93%

Capital: Oslo

Urbanites: 77.6%

HDI Rank: 1 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 56 (25% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk)    Languages: 20 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

The state church of Norway, Lutheranism, is a rarity in that many of its leaders are soundly evangelical and stand firm on many theological and moral issues. Praise God for this positive influence in the Church and nation.

Challenge for Prayer

The Lutheran Church, while a pillar of society and the most evangelical of all state churches in Europe, faces challenges nonetheless. It has, in the past, seen revivals, prayer and mission houses and many mission and volunteer agencies formed. But today it faces the same pluralistic challenge as other European societies as well as an internal battle over homosexuality. Pray for new revival and for a deep commitment to biblical faith and practice.

     For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Norway.