Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most populated city in the country. It was founded in the year 1040 and became a place of trade eight years later. Olso's reputation as a green city no doubt adds to its appeal. With many parks, rivers, forests, pristine lakes, fjord with islands, and beaches it was ranked number one in 2012 among other European cities in terms of the quality of life. Oslo is home to the Viking Ship Museum, Nobel Peace Center, as well as the Storting Building, which is the parliament of Norway. Modern linguists believe the name Oslo to mean “meadow at the foot of a hill”, but it was once assumed to mean something different entirely. Oslo has warm summers and cold winters while the length of daylight varies greatly during the year due to the city’s latitude. It only receives about six hours of daylight in the winter and more than 18 hours in the middle of summer.
Discover and explore Oslo, a city in the country of Norway. This online guide of information, articles, and photos of Oslo helps you explore the attractions and points of interest of Oslo. It is located on the continent of Europe and its GPS coordinates address is latitude 59.9333 and logitude 59.9333. [Map of Oslo].