What is Oslo?

  • (noun): The capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast.
    Synonyms: Christiania, capital of Norway


Oslo ( /ˈɒzloʊ/, OZ-loh, ) is the capital of and most populous city in Norway. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Castle during the reign of King Christian IV and renamed Christiania in his honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored.

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Kongsvinger Station
... The station is served by nine daily train departures to and from Oslo Central Station ... Charlottenberg and Karlstad in Sweden, two of these are two long-distance trains Oslo–Stockholm, and all four serve as local trains Oslo-Kongsvinger with several stops in between ... There are hourly buses westbound to Oslo, northbound to Elverum, and buses to Charlottenberg, and local buses in Kongsvinger ...
Ålesund Airport, Vigra - Previous Operators
... Color Air to Oslo-Gardermoen (1998–99) Scandinavian Airlines to Oslo-Fornebu, London Gatwick Braathens to Oslo-Fornebu, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Bergen, Bodø and ...
Oslo, Florida
... First settled around 1883, Oslo is a community in southeastern Indian River County, Florida, United States ... The town of Oslo, as it was once called was first established by the some of Indian River County's first pioneers, which included the Helseth, Gifford, and Hallstrom families ... The area was given the name Oslo by the Helseth family, and was named after the Norwegian capital city ...
Kolbotn Station
... Located 12 km from Oslo S on the Østfold Line, it is served by commuter trains operated by Norwegian State Railways ... As part of the new high-speed the Follo Line between Oslo and Ski, was previously considered as an intermediate station ... stfold Line Solbråtan Preceding station Local trains Following station Rosenholm 500 Skøyen–Oslo S–Ski Solbråtan Oslo S 550 Spikkestad–Oslo S ...
Pelle Og Proffen
... Ambjørnsen's youth series about Pelle and Proffen, two fictional detective teenage boys from Oslo, getting involved in all kinds of crimes or mysteries involving such things as drugs, pollution and Nazism ... are told by Pelle who lives in an apartment in Torshov, Oslo with his parents ... The books Døden på Oslo S, Giftige Løgner and De Blå Ulvene were turned into successful movies ...