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Oslo – NO011

EU regions: Norway > Norway > Oslo og Akershus > Oslo

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More on wikipedia wikidata Q585 Oslo slovensky: NO011


number of inhabitants2020693 494
population density20201590.9
old-age dependency ratio202017.8
demographic pyramid NO011 Oslo

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Oslo ( OZ-loh, also US: OSS-loh, Norwegian: [²ʊʂlʊ] (listen), rarely [²ʊslʊ, ˈʊʂlʊ]; Southern Sami: Oslove) is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city functioned as a co-official capital during the 1814 to 1905 Union between Sweden and Norway. In 1877, the city's name was respelled Kristiania in accordance with an official spelling reform – a change that was taken over by the municipal authorities only in 1897. In 1925 the city, after incorporating the village retaining its former name, was renamed Oslo.

Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway.

Other: Oslo og Akershus, Akershus, Oslo

Neighbours: Buskerud, Akershus, Oppland

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Oslo – NO011, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PNO011, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164