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Oslo
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Oslo is the capital city of Norway, and has 517,401 inhabitants as of January 1, 2003, which is 11.4% of the total population in Norway.
The metropolitan area extends into the surrounding county of Akershus and has a population of 783,829 (Jan. 2002).
The total area of Oslo is 454.0 km▓, of which 115 km▓ is built-up and 7 km▓ is agricultural.
The open areas within the built-up zone amounts to 22 km▓.

Oslo is located at the head of the Oslofjord.
The fjord lies to the south; in the other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains.
There are 40 islands within the city limits,the largest being Malm°ya (0.56 km▓).
Oslo has 343 lakes, the largest being Maridalsvannet (3.91 km▓).
This is also a main source of drinking water.
The highest point is Kirkeberget, at 629 m.

For a more information about Oslo see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oslo) December 2005
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Hui Chin and I enjoyed our stay in Oslo.

We spent some time enjoying and interacting with the harbour side entertainment.

Great stuff!




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