Postcodes / Zipcodes Map Data
for Norway

Postcodes, or zipcodes, are an important tool for geographic planning in Norway. Originally developed to streamline postal delivery, postcodes are now commonly referred to as “the new geography”. They have evolved to become an integral part of the business planning process.

Postcodes / Zipcodes

Postcodes / Zipcodes Map Data for Norway

Postcodes are a simple but convenient way to locate customers, assets, competitors – in fact, anything with an address. Enriching your address data with coordinates is a process known as geocoding and is the first step in adding location intelligence to your data assets located in Norway.

Postcode centroids (centre points) are suitable for coarse-level searches and geocoding, while postcode regions (polygons) can be highly effective for visualisation purposes.

We provide 4-digit Postcodes map data for Norway, as both centroids and regions, with seamless transitions across borders with neighbouring countries. The data is available in all common GIS data formats.

Flag of NorwayNorway – 4-digit Postcodes

3276
Number of 4-digit Postcodes
1600
Avg Population for 4-digit Postcodes

One of the Nordic countries, the Kingdom of Norway is Europe’s most northern country. It is bordered by Sweden, Finland and Russia and has an extensive coastline, with over 50,000 islands. The capital city is Oslo.
It is a unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy and is divided into eleven administrative counties or fylke, plus some overseas territories. Historically it has had political unions with both Denmark and Sweden; the dissolution of the union with Sweden in the early 20th century resulted in a national referendum whereby the people of Norway declared preference for a monarchy over a republic.
Norway is not densely populated and is becoming more urbanised with the slight rise in immigration. It is a highly developed nation with a reputation for high standards of living and education. Per-capita Norway is the wealthiest country in the world. Since the discovery of offshore oil fields in 1960s, Norway has risen to become a large producer of oil and gas. This industry along with fishing, mineral resources and the service industry contribute considerably to the Norwegian economy. With its stunning coastline, Norway is a growing tourist destination.
Norway is ahead of the game environmentally with 98% of domestic electricity produced by hydro-electric power. It is renowned for music, art and literature. Sport is also important, and Norway performs consistently well in international winter sports.
It is a key player in the international field as a member of the United Nations and NATO.

The Power of Postcodes

Postcodes, or zipcodes if you prefer, are a powerful tool for geographic visualisation and analysis in Norway. While primarily designed to help deliver the mail, their standardised nature makes them useful for locating assets. Given a reference data set of postcodes with coordinates, it is possible to take a database of addresses (say, customers) and use the postcode as a common link or join. This allows the address database to be enriched by coordinates – a process known as geocoding. While these coordinates are only approximate (the centroid or centre point of each postcode), they allow the addresses to now be placed on a map where geographic patterns, such as clusters, may be revealed.

Postcode regions are polygon shapes which capture all addresses with a same postcode. They are often irregular shapes and sometimes feature holes and enclaves. Despite this, it is possible to use GIS or mapping software to assign colour to these regions to form a thematic map, also known as a choropleth map. While some care is usually required to ensure that the visualisation is statistically valid, thematic maps are visually powerful and a great way to communicate a variable across a geographic area.

We provide 4-digit Postcodes map data for Norway, as both centroids and regions data. Compatible postcodes / zipcodes data is also available for other countries, with seamless transitions across borders.

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Data Formats & Delivery

Postcodes/Zipcodes map data for Norway is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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