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can also be found in the affluent inner-city suburbs of for instance Frogner and Fagerborg as well as above St.Hanshaugen park. Northern Europe has a distinct '''wooden house''' tradition. Wooden houses are not allowed downtown, but these charming houses can be found in large numbers in villa suburbs such as Bygdøy and Holmenkollen, or former workers' areas such as Rodeløkka, Kampen, Vålerenga, Damstredet, Hellerud or Telthusbakken. Oslo also has many exciting building projects, and the city's

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the genre's user base would expand in the coming years. Unlike most other games in the genre, which had traditional role-playing fantasy themes, ''Anarchy Online'' featured a science-fiction theme. The game would also feature a relatively large playable area, and graphics that were, at the time, more advanced

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under Professor Georg Jakobsen and graduated at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo. His works span from oil (oil painting), tempera, woodcutting and through to stone mosaics. He was the creator of some of the biggest monumental art decorations in Norway, tapestries (tapestry) in Oslo City Hall, and has been innovative in his art, is represented in the National Gallery, Oslo and has been awarded a number of distinctions, among others HM The King's

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AS ) is an international architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design office based in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Craig Dykers and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen are the two principals of the company. In addition there are four partners, architect Robert Greenwood, architect Ole Gustavsen, architect Tarald Lundevall, and landscape architect Jenny Osuldsen. Gustavsen fulfills the role of Managing director Managing Director

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. * His insistence that the intricacies of the human mind ought to be the main object of modern literature. Hamsun's own literary program, to describe 'the whisper of the blood and the pleading of the bone marrow', is thoroughly manifest in ''Hunger''. *His depreciation of modern, urban civilization. In the famous opening lines of the novel, he ambiguously describes Kristiania (Oslo) as 'this wondrous city that no one leaves before it has made its marks upon him.' The latter is counterbalanced in other of Hamsun's works such as ''Mysteries (Mysteries (novel))'' (''Mysterier'') (1892) and ''Growth of the Soil'' (''Markens Grøde''), which earned him the Nobel prize in literature but also a reputation for being a proto-National Socialist (Nazism) Blut und Boden author. WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

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of Asker and the main highway between Oslo and Drammen, the E18. Heggedal lies about 1 km from the western coast of the Oslofjord, but still lies next to water, as there is a lake about 500 m by 150 m long called Gjellumvannet (lit. ''Gjellum water''). The river Skithegga runs down from the nearby hill and into the water, and inland to the west lies Brennåsen, a hill 361 metres above sea level. Heggedal itself lies around 100 metres above sea level, with the railway

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, Kolsåsbanen. It also has its own library, McDonalds, police station and fire station. It has grown to be the second largest centre of the municipality after Sandvika, with small restaurants and shopping centres. History These echoes were first observed in 1927 by civil engineer Jørgen Hals from his home near Oslo, Norway. Hals had repeatedly observed an unexpected second radio echo with a significant time delay after the primary radio echo ended. Unable to account


name Oslo coatofarms Oslo komm.svg county Oslo idnumber 0301 '''Oslo''' ( ) is the capital and the most populous city (List of towns and cities in Norway) in Norway. Oslo constitutes both a county (Counties of Norway) and a municipality (Municipalities of Norway).

Founded around 1000 AD, and established a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III (Harald III of Norway), the city was elevated to a bishopric (diocese of Oslo) in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V (Haakon V of Norway) around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 (Kalmar Union) and again from 1536 to 1814 (Denmark–Norway) and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 (Union between Sweden and Norway) reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Castle during the reign of King Christian IV (Christian IV of Norway) and renamed '''Christiania''' in his honour. It was established as a municipality (List of municipalities of Norway) (''formannskapsdistrikt'') on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as '''Kristiania''' from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored.

Oslo is the economic (Economy of Norway) and governmental (Politics of Norway) centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.

Oslo is considered a global city and ranked "Beta World City" in studies performed by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.

As of January 2014 the city of Oslo has a population of 634,000.

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