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Norwegian vehicle registration plates start with a group of two letters, indicating the town of first registration, listed here with their appropriate province (fylke).  The letters Å, Æ, G, I, M, O, Ø, Q & W are not used.  Normal plates have black lettering on white background – light commercial vehicle plates have black lettering on green background – military vehicle registration plates have a five-digit number only, with black lettering on khaki/brown background.  There was a previous system starting with one letter, and some older cars (c1970) from Oslo have six digits and no letter, eg 23-45-67.  [With thanks to Torgeir Ulshagen.]

Old style, pre-c1972, Norwegian registration plates started with one letter, indicating the province (fylke) of registration: