Transport in Norway

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Transport in Norway is highly influenced by Norway's low population density, narrow shape and long coastline. Norway has old water transport traditions, but rail, road and air transport have increased in importance during the 20th century. Due to the low population density, public transport is less built out than in many European countries, especially outside the cities.

The main governing body is the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, which performs operations through numerous subsidiaries.[1] Tasks related to public transport and some roads have been delegated to the counties and municipalities. Most infrastructure is publicly owned, while most operations are performed by private companies; public transport is subsidized.

In average each Norwegian transported themselves for 70 minutes each day. 8% of passenger transport was made by public transport; road transport is the dominant mode of transport.[2] The transport sector was responsible for 4.1% of the gross national product and 6.6% of employment in 2006.[2]

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Civil aviation

Aviation has become an important passenger transport mode since the 1960s. Aircraft are a common used mode of transport on longer distances, and the routes between Oslo and Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger are all among the ten largest in Europe.[3] In Western and Northern Norway, with difficult terrain and lack of rail transport, regional airline travel provides quick travel within the region or to the capital.[4]

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