What does Oslo mean?

Definitions for Osloˈɒz loʊ, ˈɒs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oslo, Christiania, capital of Norway(noun)

    the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast


  1. Oslo(ProperNoun)

    The capital and a county municipality of Norway. Formerly called Kristiania.


  1. Oslo

    Oslo is the capital of and most populous city in Norway. Founded around 1000 AD, and established a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 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 and renamed Christiania in his honour. It was established as a municipality 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 and governmental 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oslo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oslo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ali Ishaq:

    It was disappointing, his announcement ... is an ambiguous position and did not reach the level of cancelling the Oslo Accords.

  2. The Norwegian court:

    Oslo District Court has decided that the lawsuit from Edward Snowden against the State regarding extradition, should be dismissed.

  3. Jesus Dureza:

    We may work out a negotiated truce with the Communists, it was in our agenda when the formal peace talks resume in Oslo. The peace talks will go on as scheduled.

  4. Federica Mogherini:

    The policy of settlement expansion and demolitions, violence, and incitement tells us very clearly that the perspective that Oslo opened up is seriously at risk of fading away.

  5. Asbel Kiprop:

    I will be running at the first Diamond League meeting in Doha in two weeks then at the Nike Meeting in Eugene, followed by Oslo and back to Kenya for the (Kenyan) Championships and Trials.

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