oslo


oslo

noun

  1. a seaport in and the capital of Norway, in the SE part, at the head of Oslo Fiord.

noun

  1. Norwegian Norge. a kingdom in N Europe, in the W part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 124,555 sq. mi. (322,597 sq. km). Capital: Oslo.

noun

  1. the capital and chief port of Norway, in the southeast at the head of Oslo Fjord (an inlet of the Skagerrak): founded in about 1050; university (1811); a major commercial and industrial centre, producing about a quarter of Norway’s total output. Pop: 521 886 (2004 est)Former name: (1624–1877) Christiania, (1877–1924) Kristiania

noun

  1. a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the W part of the Scandinavian peninsula: first united in the Viking age (800–1050); under the rule of Denmark (1523–1814) and Sweden (1814–1905); became an independent monarchy in 1905. Its coastline is deeply indented by fjords and fringed with islands, rising inland to plateaus and mountains. Norway has a large fishing fleet and its merchant navy is among the world’s largest. Official language: Norwegian. Official religion: Evangelical Lutheran. Currency: krone. Capital: Oslo. Pop: 4 722 701 (2013 est). Area: 323 878 sq km (125 050 sq miles)Norwegian name: Norge

Norwegian capital, probably based on Old Norse os “estuary, river mouth,” based on the place’s situation. Old English Norweg, Norþweg from Old Norse Norvegr “north way, a way leading to the north” (see north + way); contrasted with suthrvegar “south way,” i.e. Germany, and austrvegr “east way,” the Baltic lands. Capital of Norway and largest city in the country, located at the head of a fjord on Norway’s southern coast; Norway’s main port and chief commercial, industrial, and transportation center. Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, located in western Scandinavia. Its capital and largest city is Oslo.

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