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When did Oslo become capital of Norway?

December 29, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Geography, History

Oslo, or Opslo, was the ancient name of the capital of Norway. According to Norwegian tradition, the city was founded in 1048 by King Harald Haardraade. By the end of the fourteenth century it had become the chief city of the kingdom. In 1624 Oslo was destroyed by fire. King Christian IV immediately rebuilt the …

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Is Newfoundland a part of Canada?

December 22, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Geography

Newfoundland is neither geographically nor politically a part of the Dominion of Canada. When the Dominion of Canada was created in 1867 provision was made for the admission of Newfoundland into the federation, but, despite negotiations from time to time with that end in view, Newfoundand has never availed itself of the privilege. Until 1933 …

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