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Oslo (ˈɒzləʊ ; Norwegian ˈuslu) 



  1. the capital and chief port of Norway, in the southeast at the head of Oslo Fjord (an inlet of the Skagerrak): founded in about 1050; university (1811); a major commercial and industrial centre, producing about a quarter of Norway's total output. Pop: 521 886 (2004 est). Former name: : (1624–1877) Christiania, or (1877–1924) Kristiania


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