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Unanimiter et constanter
(Latin: United and constant)
Oslo is located in Norawa
Location within Norway
Oslo is located in Scandinavie
Location within Scandinavia
Oslo is located in Europe
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 59°55′0″N 10°44′0″E / 59.91667°N 10.73333°E / 59.91667; 10.73333Coordinates: 59°55′0″N 10°44′0″E / 59.91667°N 10.73333°E / 59.91667; 10.73333
 • MayorMarianne Borgen (SV)
 • Govrenin mayorRaymond Johansen (AP)
 • Ceety454.03 km2 (175.30 sq mi)
 • Urban
285.26 km2 (110.14 sq mi)
 • Metro
8900 km2 (3,400 sq mi)
 (27 February 2020)[1][2][3]
 • Ceety693,491 Increase
 • Urban
 • Urban density3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
 • Metro1,588,457
Ethnic groups
 • Norse fowk71.5%
 • Pakistanis3.6%
 • Somalis2.0%
 • Swades2.0%
 • Poles1.7%
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Oslo (Norse 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 King Harald Hardrada, the ceety wis lairgely destroyed bi a fire in 1624. The Dens–Norse king 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.[7] 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:[8]

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  1. "Population, 1 January 2016". Statistics Norway. 19 Februar 2016. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2016.
  2. "Population and land area in urban settlements, 1 January 2014". Statistics Norway. 9 Apryle 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. "Population and population changes, Q2 2015". Statistics Norway. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  4. regionaldepartementet, Kommunal- og (9 Mey 2003). "St.meld. nr. 31 (2002-2003)". Regjeringen.no (in Norn). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. "Folketalet ved nyttår var 5 258 000". ssb.no (in Norwegian Nynorsk). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents by country of birth1,(the 20 largest groups).Selected municipalities.1 January 2011". Statistics Norway. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2011.
  7. "The World According to GaWC 2008".
  8. "Partners - Oslo kommune". Oslo.kommune.no. Archived frae the original on 2 Januar 2009. Retrieved 27 Juin 2010.
  9. "Miasta partnerskie Warszawy". um.warszawa.pl. Biuro Promocji Miasta. 4 Mey 2005. Archived frae the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2008.