Counties of Norway

Counties of Norway

There are 18 administrative regions called as “counties” in Norway. Counties are the first level of administrative areas of Norway. They are also subdivided into 422 municipalities.

Oslo is the capital of the country and at the same time, it is a county.

Here is the list of 18 counties according to latest arrangements in 2017:

 Østfold

It has a 4,180.7 km2 land area in total. Its population is 284,962.

Østfold is governed by Anne Enger and Ole Haabeth is the county’s mayor. The slogan of the county is “The heartland of Scandinavia”.

84.69% of the population living in Østfold is Christian, 2.74% is Muslim, and 0.44% is Buddhist.

The official language of the county is Bokmål.

The income per capita was 138,600 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 17 595.27 U.S. dollars by today.

Akershus

Its land area is 4,918 km2 in total. It is the second most populous county in Norway by its 573,326 population.

The governor of the county is Nils Aage Jegstad.

81.48% of the population living in Akershus is Christian, 1.93% is Muslim, and 0.35% is Buddhist.

The official language of the county is Bokmål.

The income per capita was 182,400 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 23 150.208 U.S. dollars by today.

Oslo

Its land area is 454.08 km2 in total. It is the most populous county in Norway by its 672,061 population.

Oslo is the capital of Norway. Also, it is the economic and governmental centre of the country. The city is home to many maritime companies in Europe.

Oslo

Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network ranked Oslo as “Beta World City” in 2008.  Furthermore ECA International ranked Oslo as the second most expensive city in 2011.

Hedmark

Its land area is 27,397 km2 in total. It is the 11th most populous county of Norway by its 194,236 population.

The governor of the county is Sigbjørn Johnsen.

89.1% of the population living in Hedmark is Christian, 0.78% is Muslim, and 0.18% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 132,200 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 16 778.824 U.S. dollars by today.

 Oppland

Its land area is 25,192 km2 in total. It is the 12th most populous county of Norway by its 187,723 population.

The governor of the county is Christl Kvam.

89.6% of the population living in Oppland is Christian, 0.72% is Muslim, and 0.14% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 133,600 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 16 956.512 U.S. dollars by today.

Buskerud

Buskerud covers 14,908 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 271,252.

The governor of the county is Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl.

83.01% of the population living in Buskerud is Christian, 3.14% is Muslim, and 0.31% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 155,400 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 19 723.368 U.S. dollars by today.

Vestfold

Vestfold covers 2,225 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 240,398.

Kirsti Kolle GrøndahlVestfold is Per Arne Olsen.

84.85% of the population living in Vestfold is Christian, 1.41% is Muslim, and 0.26% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 148,300 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 18 840.032 U.S. dollars by today.

Telemark

Telemark covers 15,299 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 171,333.

Telemark is governed by Sven Tore Løkslid.

86.6% of the population living in Telemark is Christian, 1.5% is Muslim, and 0.24% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 139,900 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 17 772.896 U.S. dollars by today.

Aust-Adger

Aust-Adger covers 9,158 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 116,673.

Aust-Adger is governed by Svein Ytterdahl.

87.57% of the population living in Aust-Adger is Christian, 0.75% is Muslim, and 0.24% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 135,700 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 17 239.328 U.S. dollars by today.

Vest-Adger

Vest-Adger covers 7,276 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 182,701.

Vest-Adger is governed by Stein A. Ytterdahl.

85.66% of the population living in Vest-Adger is Christian, 1.29% is Muslim, and 0.33% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 137,000 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 17 404.48 U.S. dollars by today.

Rogaland

Rogaland covers 9,378 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 113,175.

Rogaland is governed by Solveig Ege.

85.47% of the population living in Rogaland is Christian, 1.53% is Muslim, and 0.24% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 155,000 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 19 691.2 U.S. dollars by today.

Hordaland

Hordaland covers 15,460 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 520,300.

Hordaland is governed by Lars Sponheim.

87.34% of the population living in Hordaland is Christian, 0.77% is Muslim, and 0.22% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 148,000 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 18 801.92 U.S. dollars by today.

Sogn og Fjordane

Sogn on Fjordane covers 18,623 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 113,400.

The governor of the county is Anne Karin Hamre since 2011.

The income per capita was 134,400 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 17 074.176 U.S. dollars by today.

Møre og Romsdal

Møre og Romsdal covers 15,121 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 277,700.

The governor of the county is Lodve Solholm since 2009.

90.23% of the population living in Møre og Romsdal is Christian, 0.39% is Muslim, and 0.12% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 139,200 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 17 683.968 U.S. dollars by today.

Nordland

Nordland covers 38,456 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 241,906.

The governor of the county is Tomas Norvall since 2013.

89.92% of the population living in Nordland is Christian, 0.43% is Muslim, and 0.06% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 128,600 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 16 337.344 U.S. dollars by today.

Troms

Troms covers 25,877 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 161,771.

The governor of the county is Svein Ludvigsen since 2006.

88.8% of the population living in Troms is Christian, 0.45% is Muslim, and 0.14% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 133,300 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 16 931.766 U.S. dollars by today.

Finnmark

Finnmark covers 48,618 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 75,207.

The governor of the county is Gunnar Kjønnøy since 1998.

89.2% of the population living in Finnmark is Christian, 0.32% is Muslim, and 0.11% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 128,300 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 16 296.666 U.S. dollars by today.

Nord-Trøndelag

Nord-Trøndelag covers 22,412 km2 land area in total.

Its population is 135,142.

The governor of the county is Inga Ryan since 2009.

91.22% of the population living in Nord-Trøndelag is Christian, 0.38% is Muslim, and 0.12% is Buddhist.

The income per capita was 122,100 NOK in 2001 and it is equal to 15 509.142 U.S. dollars by today.