Norwegian continental shelf
The Norwegian continental shelf (Norwegian: Den norske kontinentalsokkelen) (abbreviated as NCS) is the continental shelf over which Norway exercises sovereign rights as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The area of the shelf is four times the area of Norway mainland and constitutes about one-third of the Europe continental shelf. It is rich in petroleum and gas and it is the base of the petroleum economy of Norway.
- "Map of the Norwegian continental shelf - Norwegian Petroleum Directorate". www.npd.no. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- "Størrelsen på Norges kontinentalsokkel i nord avklart". regjeringen.no. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
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