Gardermoen is a hub for , and. Archived from on 1 May 2011. Archived from on 22 July 2011. Backer also designed the restaurant at Ekeberg, which opened in 1929. Archived from on 4 May 2011. The names of , and are engraved on the façade of the building over the main entrance. Several important buildings were erected — The 1828 , the 1848 , and the 1866.
It was ranked number one in terms of quality of life among European large cities in the European Cities of the Future 2012 report by fDi magazine. Norway's principal orchestra is the , based at the since 1977. Based mostly on support from the Red Party, the coalition maintains a workable majority in the City Council. Archived from on 15 October 2013. Archived from on 3 August 2011. For instance, -winning author grew up in Oslo, and described her life there in the autobiographical novel Elleve år 1934; translated as The longest years; New York 1971. Instead Oslo has two smaller rivers: draining Maridalsvannet, which flows into the fjord in , and.
Oslo is the and centre of Norway. Oslo ; Norwegian: , rarely is the and of. Oslo is a pilot city of the and the intercultural cities programme. A whole group of oil and gas companies is situated in Oslo. Other genres are celebrated at events like Granittrock and the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, both of which take place every September. Islam was followed by 8.
Archived from on 6 July 2011. You should particularly remember to be on time no matter where you're going; punctuality is highly expected in Norwegian culture. Although has a number of rivers, none of these flow into the ocean at Oslo. The western part of the city is predominantly ethnic Norwegian, with several schools having less than 5% pupils with an immigrant background. The city's port is the largest general cargo port in the country and its leading passenger gateway. Oslo tells the true—albeit little known—story of Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband, Terje Rød-Larsen, who together coordinated top-secret peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat in the early 1990s.
There are three , the innermost which are streets and the outermost, which is an expressway. Safety Oslo is considered one of the safest capital cities in Europe. The municipality operates eight public swimming pools. Cracking Nightlife Has Oslo become Scandinavia's late-night party hot spot? A ten-minute boat ride from the centre takes you to lovely beaches on the islands in the Oslofjord. Other popular items include fårikål a stew made with lamb and cabbage , r økt laks smoked salmon and kjøttkaker beef meatballs served with cranberry sauce and mushy peas or creamed cabbage.
Archived from on 16 May 2008. During the , Oslo reached its heights in the reign of. As is the case in other Scandinavian countries such as Denmark and Sweden, the euro is not the official currency in Norway like it is in the majority of European Union countries. To the north and east, wide forested hills Marka rise above the city giving the location the shape of a giant. It has earned the honour of being named European Green Capital for 2019, via one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, excellent and well-patronised public transport, and a real commitment to sustainable food production and green space. The foyer and the roof are also used for concerts as well as the three stages.
A new National Museum in Oslo will open in 2020 located at behind the. This stunning setting gives hints of the wild wonders that lie just beyond the city. Another popular sculpture is Sinnataggen, a baby boy stamping his foot in fury. Archived from on 3 October 2011. On 22 July 2011, Oslo was the site of one of : the bombing of.
Archived from on 14 August 2011. In the north, there is a lookout point known as Ola Narr. The most successful team in Norway, , is based in Oslo. Many landmarks were built in the 19th century, including the 1825—1848 , the Parliament 1861—1866 , the , and the. For a glimpse at some of the area's most iconic buildings, stop by the medieval or the contemporary opera fans should also plan to take in a performance here.