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Information about OSLO Norway’s capital cheerful and cosmopolitan, Oslo has a spectacular setting at the head of a 110km (70-mile) long fjord. It is the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals and its location at the head of an inlet known as the Oslofjord and at the foot of some deep and enchanting woods, connects this modern and progressive city inextricably to its Viking past.Oslo was founded in the mid-11th century by a Viking king, and became the capital around 1300. In the course of its history, the city burned down several times. The subsequent development of shipping, industry and forestry helped give it the dominant role that it still enjoys in the nation’s economy. United with Denmark, from 1380 to 1814, and from then on with Sweden, Norway finally gained independence in 1905. Today, Oslo is Norway's political, economic, industrial, and cultural capital as well as home to both the Nobel Peace Price and the Norwegian royal family. You cannot get lost in Oslo. The fascinating downtown is a compact area, filled with the typical European variety of shops, parks, restaurants, museums, a scenic waterfront and historic sights.
 
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NORWAY

General Information
Capital: Oslo
Area: 385,155 km2
Population: 4,681,134
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50/60Hz. Plugs are of the European round two-pin type.
IDD: +47
Timezone: +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk). Sami is spoken by the Sami population in the north. English is widely spoken.

Government
Government: Constitutional Monarchy.

Religion
Religion: Approximately 86% Evangelical Lutherans, other Christian and Muslim religious denominations

Health
Health: Tetanus

Currency
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK) 1.00 = 100 Øre

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100: USD = 17.9532 KR EUR = 12.0169 KR GBP = 10.8336 KR CHF = 18.1462 KR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 08.00-16.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside cities: 80/90 km/h, Motorways: 90km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Wearing of seat belts is compulsory.

Driving License
Driving License: The minimum age for driving is 18. International Driving Permit or national driving licence and log book are required

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Maundy Thursday & Good Friday & Easter Monday (variable), May 1 May Day, May 17 Constitution Day, Whit Monday (variable), Dec 25 Christmas Day, Dec 26 St. Stephen"s Day

Climate
Climate: The largest area of lowland is around Oslo and this is the driest and warmest part of the country in summer. The interior highlands have an Arctic climate in winter with snow, strong winds, and severe frosts, but during fine spells in summer the daytime temperatures can rise quite high with long hours of sunshine. By contrast the coastal areas have comparatively mild conditions in winter, because the warm Atlantic water of the Gulf Stream reaches to the extreme north of Norway. This keeps the sea from freezing and maintains open harbours throughout the year. On occasions in winter strong cold winds blow down into the fiords from the snow-covered highlands.

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A-5-4-15111517161161-2
P493526434470829581746863
S135688765311
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900/1800 3G 2100

GPS
GPS: 59 56 N, 10 41 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Generally Mon-Wed and Fri: 09.00-17.00/18.00, Thurs: 09.00-20.00 and Sat: 09.00-13.00/15.00, but one late-night opening a week is usual.


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