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The city is located on the coast at the head of Oslofjord, in the southeast part of Norway. Founded about year 1000. The city was destroyed by fire in 1624. From 1624 to 1924 the city was known as Kristiania in honour of King Christian IV of Denmark who initiated the rebuilding. (Norway became independent in 1905, after having been in union with first Denmark, then Sweden from 1814.) The oldest part of the city, still existing, is found close to Akershus Castle. Ruins of the original city is found further east.
Today, there are only 450,000 people living in Oslo.
The Oslo City Hall was built in 1915 by the former mayor of Oslo, Hieronymus Heyerdais. Located on the waterfront,... more travel advice
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