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Norway Population and Religion Percentage

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose mainland territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard also form part of Norway. 

According to Statistics Norway, the population of Norway as of 1st January 2022 is 5,425,270 (5.4 Million or 54 Lakh)

Estimated Population of Norway in 2024: 5,514,477 (5.5 million)

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Norway2022 Population
Total Population55,11,372 
Global Rank118
Land Area 365,957 sq. km (141,297 sq. mi)
Area Rank61
Pop. Density15 people/sq. km
Capital CityOslo
Fertility Rate* of Norway1.68
Infant mortality rate ** in Norway1.7
Median Age in Norway 39.8 Years
Life Expectancy in Norway82.94 years
Urban Population of Norway83.4%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Norway

Christianity is the main religion in Norway and 76% of the population adheres to it. Amon Christians, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway is the largest and its followed by 68.68% of the population. The Catholic Church is the next largest Christian church at 3.1%. The rest of the denominations have a small percentage.

Non-Christian faiths account for 6%, and the remaining 18.3% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Islam is the second largest religion and its followed by 3.4% of the population. Other smaller faiths include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Baháʼí Faith.

Religion percentage in Norway 

Christian 75.62%
– Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway 68.68%
– Catholic Church 3.08%
 – Pentecostal congregations 0.76%
– Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox 0.53%
– Evangelical Lutheran Free Church 0.36%
 – Other Christian denominations 2.21%
Islam 3.41%
Buddhism 0.40%
Hinduism 0.21%
Secular Humanism 1.85%
Unaffiliated 18.32%
other religion 0.09%

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Top Cities in Norway by Population
7Porsgrunn/SkienVestfold og Telemark92,753
9ÅlesundMøre og Romsdal52,163
10TønsbergVestfold og Telemark51,571
13SandefjordVestfold og Telemark43,595
16TromsøTroms og Finnmark38,980
19LarvikVestfold og Telemark24,208
Population of Norway 2024 | Religion in Norway