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Nora has been the third most popular first name for girls in this century, after Emma and Sara. In 2016, Nora saw a jump in
popularity, with the highest score since Emma in 2003/2004. William reached the top in 2015, and continued to grow in popularity
In the period 1990–2015, 141 300 refugees found their way to Norway and were granted a residence permit. A total of 45 100
family members of 23 500 of these refugees have subsequently been accepted into Norway. Country background has a large bearing
on family immigration rates.
Refugees and political participation – municipal elections 2015
Municipal election statistics for 2015 show that immigrants have a lower voter turnout than other voters in Norway, and that
refugees are generally no more politically engaged than the majority of immigrants. Two per cent of municipal council representatives
are immigrants, three in ten of whom came to Norway as refugees.
A total of 10.4 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood were cut for sale in 2016; an increase of 186 000 cubic metres
compared with 2015. In the same period, the average price decreased by 4 per cent.
Building statistics, December 2016, preliminary figures