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About Oslo


Oslo is the capital and the largest city in Norway


- Oslo is the capital and largest city in Norway


- Founded around 1048 by King Harald Hardråde


- As of 2009, the metropolitan area of Oslo has a population of 1.4 million of whom 876,391 lives in the contiguous conurbation


The population currently increases at a record rate of over 2% annually, making it one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. A large portion of this growth stems from immigration increasingly changing Oslo into a cosmopolitan city. The immigrant share of the population in the city proper now counts more than 25%


- Because of the city's northern latitude, daylight varies greatly from more than 18 hours in midsummer to around 6 hours in midwinter


- Oslo has pleasantly mild to warm summers with average high temperatures of 20–22 °C (68–72 °F) and lows of around 12 °C (54 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded was 35 °C (95 °F) on 21 July 1901


- Spring and autumn are generally chilly, but warmer or colder periods are not uncommon


- Winters are cold and snowy with temperatures between −7 °C (19 °F) up to −1 °C (30 °F). The coldest temperature recorded is −27.1 °C (−16.8 °F) in January 1942




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