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(CNN) -- Norway has announced plans to raise its pledge for tsunami victims from $16 million to about $180 million -- an 11-fold increase.

The move would make Norway's contribution the single largest per capita pledge of any nation -- by a wide margin.

With a population of a little more than 4.5 million, Norway's pledge would come out to approximately $39.50 per citizen.

Denmark, meanwhile, raised its total pledge to $76 million, which comes out to $14 per person.

The third highest per capita pledge comes from the same region -- Sweden, with $75.5 million, approximately $8.40 per person.

Each of those countries has reported deaths from the tsunamis.

By comparison, Japan's pledge of $500 million -- the largest of any nation -- comes out to $3.93 per person, and the U.S. pledge of $350 million comes out to $1.19 per person.

U.S. officials have noted that the $350 million figure does not include tens of millions of dollars in military aid and millions in private contributions.

The Norwegian Embassy in Washington told CNN the government would ask parliament to approve the addition of 1 billion kroner, approximately $165 million, to the $16 million already allocated.

All parties in parliament currently support the proposal.

U.N. emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland, the most prominent face in the world-wide appeal for support to the victims, is a Norwegian and former government official.

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