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Where is Oslo located?

A map of the urban areas of Oslo in 2005. The grey area in the middle indicates Oslos city centre. Oslo occupies an arc of land at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord. The fjord, which is nearly bisected by the Nesodden peninsula opposite Oslo, lies to the south; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains.

Why is Oslo important to Norway?

In 1925 the city, after incorporating the village retaining its former name, was renamed Oslo. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe.

What is the Oslo pass?

The Oslo Pass allows free travel on public transport, free parking and many museum and sight admissions. Essential Oslo Do Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences. See all 2021

What is the nickname of Oslo in English?

Oslo has various nicknames and names in other languages. The city is sometimes known under the nickname The Tiger City ( Norwegian: Tigerstaden ), probably inspired by an 1870 poem by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson which referenced then-Christiania in central Oslo.

What was the original name of Oslo Norway?

In 1877 the city was renamed Kristiania. The original name of Oslo was restored in 1925. Under the reign of Olaf III of Norway, Oslo became a cultural centre for Eastern Norway. Hallvard Vebjørnsson became the citys patron saint and is depicted on the citys seal.

What is the geography of Oslo like?

To the north and east, wide forested hills ( Marka) rise above the city giving the location the shape of a giant amphitheatre. The urban municipality ( bykommune) of Oslo and county [ fylke] of Oslo are two parts of the same entity, making Oslo the only city in Norway where two administrative levels are integrated.

What is the population of Oslo?

Oslo ( / ˈɒzloʊ / OZ-loh, also US: / ˈɒsloʊ / OSS-loh, Norwegian: [ˈʊ̂ʂlʊ] ( listen), rarely [ˈʊ̂slʊ, ˈʊ̀ʂlʊ]) is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. As of 23 November 2020, the municipality of Oslo had a population of 697,549, while the population of the citys greater urban area was ...

Why is Oslo the capital of Norway?

In 1948 Oslo merged with Aker, a municipality which surrounded the capital and which was 27 times larger, thus creating the modern, much larger Oslo municipality. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.

Whats included in the Oslo pass?

The Oslo Pass saves you both time and money while you explore our beautiful city. Get your Oslo Pass online or at several sales points in the city. Whats included? Get free entrance to museums, free public transport and great discounts.

What is the best Oslo city pass?

The Oslo Pass is the official City Pass that’s possibly the perfect product for your Oslo holiday. It’s basically a package deal that you can use to fulfill your list of things to see in Oslo. With it, you can use the central Oslo public transportation for free, as well as get free admission to many Oslo museums and other discounts.

How long can you get Oslo pass for?

You can get Oslo Pass for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours. The ticket covers public transport services in Zones 1, 2V, 2S and 2Ø (Oslo, Lillestrøm, Nittedal, Asker, Ski, Nesodden and Drøbak), and allows free admission to many museums and other attractions.

How does the Oslo pass app work?

You don’t have to carry around a pesky piece of paper (which ultimately becomes waste) or a card indicating that you have an Oslo Pass. The app will have a QR code that you will scan wherever you use the card and it will also give you the details on how much time you have left on the current pass.

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