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Oslo Coat of Arms Oslo

oz' lO, the capital of Norway

General InformationGeneral Information Oslo is the largest city of Norway. The city proper covers an area of 175 square miles, and has a population of 544,073. According to the Norse sagas, Oslo was founded around 1049 by King Harald III.
Oslo Coat of ArmsOslo Coat of Arms Hallvard was a young man of royal lineage who sacrificed his life in a deed of valor some nine hundred years ago. Today, St. Hallvard is the patron saint of Oslo and adorns the Oslo city arms.
Sporting Capital of NorwaySporting Capital of Norway Oslo has hundreds of kilometers of well-prepared cross-country ski runs and eight alpine slopes within its city limits. The All-Norway Soccer Team is based in Oslo, and the city is host to the world's largest football tournament.
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