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Os·lo  audio  (zl, s-) KEY  Formerly (1624-1925) Chris·ti·a·ni·a  (krst-n-, -än-, krsch-) KEY .

The capital and largest city of Norway, in the southeast part of the country at the head of the Oslo Fjord, a deep inlet of the Skagerrak. Founded c. 1050, Oslo was rebuilt and renamed in 1624 by Christian IV (1577-1648; reigned 1588-1648). It has been the capital of the country since 1299. The Winter Olympics were held here in 1952. Population: 799,000.



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