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Country profiles - Norway

Vademecum - Civil Protection


Population: 4,799,252 (January 2009)
Capital: Oslo
Area: 323,802 km²

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Temperate along the coast, modified by the North Atlantic current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy all year-round on the west coast.

Types of disasters

Chemical or biological accidents, infrastructure accidents, oil pollution or other hazardous materials spills, large fires, water works accidents, quick clay slides.

List of emergencies