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Street scene, Oslo
Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway, was founded around 1048 by Norwegian King Harald III.
It was largely destroyed by a fire in 1624 and rebuilt by the Danish-Norwegian king Christian IV, as Christiania (later spelling Kristiania), with Oslo, then an alternative name, becaming official again in 1925.
Oslo is the cultural, scientific, economic and governmental centre of Norway, and a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.
PHOTO SOURCE: Nancy Bundt, Innovation Norway, courtesy of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry.
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