According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Norway is divided into 19 counties, each of which has its own distinct area code. The area codes range from 2 to 20 and cover all of the country’s counties. For example, Oslo is assigned the area code 2 and Bergen is assigned the area code 5. The Norwegian government is responsible for assigning and maintaining all area codes for the country. All landline numbers in Norway are 8 digits long, with the first two digits representing the county’s respective area code. Mobile phone numbers in Norway are 11 digits long, with the first four digits representing the service provider’s respective network code. In addition to assigning landline and mobile phone numbers, Norwegian government also assigns special three-digit codes for various services such as emergency services, public utilities, government agencies, etc. For example, 112 is reserved for emergency services while 811 is reserved for public utilities such as electricity and water supply companies. Similarly, 901 is used by government agencies while 801 is used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These special codes can be used nationwide regardless of a person’s location or county within Norway. Norway is a unitary Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The King of Norway serves as the head of state, while the Prime Minister acts as the head of government. The unicameral legislature is known as the Storting and is composed of 169 members elected by popular vote. The executive branch consists of the Cabinet, which is led by the Prime Minister and appointed by the King. Norway has a multi-party system, with two major parties dominating: a centre-right Conservative Party and a centre-left Labour Party. Other notable parties include Progress Party, Liberal Party, Christian Democratic Party, Centre Party and Green Party. Norwegian politics are largely based on consensus rather than conflict between opposing sides. This has resulted in strong support for social welfare services such as healthcare and education, as well as environmental protection policies that aim to reduce pollution and emissions. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Norway.