Oslo

Place in Østlandet, Norway

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Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city functioned as a co-official capital during the 1814 to 1905 Union between Sweden and Norway. In 1877, the city's name was respelled Kristiania in accordance with an official spelling reform – a change that was taken over by the municipal authorities only in 1897. In 1925 the city, after incorporating the village retaining its former name, was renamed Oslo.

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Representatives of Venezuela's government and the opposition will return to Norway for a second round of talks to help resolve their months-long conflict, the..
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Norway said on Saturday that representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition will return to Oslo next week following an initial round of preliminary..
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Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido on Thursday said he sent delegates to Norway to join an attempt by Oslo to mediate in the Venezuela crisis,..
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Talks taking place in Oslo with representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition to resolve the country's political crisis are in an "exploratory phase,"..
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