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Oslo

Coat of arms
Motto: Unanimiter et constanter
(Latin: United and constant)
Oslo is located in Norway
Oslo
Oslo
Coordinates: 59°56′58″N 10°45′23″E / 59.94944°N 10.75639°E / 59.94944; 10.75639
Kintra Norawa
Destrict Østlandet
Coonty Oslo
Municipality Oslo
Established 1048
Government
 • Mayor Fabian Stang (H)
 • Govrenin mayor Stian Berger Røsland (H)
Area
 • City 454.03 km2 (175.30 sq mi)
 • Urban 285.26 km2 (110.14 sq mi)
 • Metro 8,900 km2 (3,400 sq mi)
Population (Oct. 2011)
 • City 611,491
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 912,046
 • Urban density 3,200/km2 (8,300/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,442,318
 • Metro density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Ethnic groups[1]
 • Norse fowk 71.5%
 • Pakistanis 3.6%
 • Somalis 2.0%
 • Swades 2.0%
 • Poles 1.7%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website oslo.kommune.no

Oslo (Norwegian pronunciation: [ùʃlu] ( listen) or [ùslu]) is a coonty an municipality, as well as the caipital an lairgest ceety in Norawa. Oslo wis establisht as a municipality on 1 Januar 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Foondit aroond 1048 bi Keeng Harald Hardrada, the ceety wis lairgely destroyed bi a fire in 1624. The Dens–Norse keeng Christian IV rebuilt the ceety as Christianie (briefly an aa spelt Kristianie). In 1925 the ceety reclaimit its oreeginal Norse name, Oslo. The diocese o Oslo is ane o the five oreeginal dioceses in Norawa, which oreeginatit aroond the year 1070.

Oslo is the cultural, scientific, economic an govrenmental centre o Norawa. The ceety is an' a' a hub o Norse trade, bankin, industry an shippin. It is an important centre for maritime industries an maritime trade in Europe. The ceety is hame tae mony companies athin the maritime sector, some o them are amangst the warld's lairgest shippin companies, shipbrokers an maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot ceety o the Cooncil o Europe an the European Commission intercultural ceeties programme.

Oslo is considered a global ceety an ranked "Beta World Ceety" in studies performed bi the Globalization an World Ceeties Study Group an Netwirk in 2008.[2] For several years, Oslo haes been leetit as ane o the maist expensive ceeties in the warld alang wi such ither global caipitals as Copenhagen, Paris, an Tokyo.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — pairtner ceeties - an regions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oslo is twinned or haes cooperation agreements wi the follaein ceeties/regions:[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents by country of birth1,(the 20 largest groups).Selected municipalities.1 January 2011". Statistics Norway. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  2. "The World According to GaWC 2008". 
  3. "Partners - Oslo kommune". Oslo.kommune.no. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  4. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 4 May 2005. Retrieved 29 August 2008.