- Country Profile
country profile Location Western Scandinavian peninsula Capital Oslo Population 4,627,926 (June 2007) Area 323,802㎢ (1.7 times the size of the Korean peninsula) Race composition Norwegian Religion Norwegian Church (86%) Form of government Constitutional monarchy system Language Norwegian Currency Norway Krone (NOK) Independence Day Jun. 7, 1905 (from Sweden) National holiday May 17, 1814 (Constitution Day) Date of diplomatic relationship established Mar. 2, 1959 Military attache establishment In Norway (Swedish military attache taking the responsibility), in Korea (not established)
- Key Roles
When the United Nations asked its member nations to assist South Korea, the Norwegian government decided to send the 1st (Norwegian) Army Surgical Hospital, known as NORMASH. The Surgical Hospital departed Norway on May 31, 1951, and upon arrival in Korea the unit supported the US 1st Corps in Dongduchon. During its stay, the medical staff of the unit performed over 9,000 operations and treated approximately 90,000 personnel.