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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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Where is the Land of the Midnight Sun?

December 15, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Environmental, Science

The sun shining at midnight in the arctic or antarctic summer is known as the midnight sun. Norway is popularly called the “Land of the Midnight Sun” because this phenomenon has been more frequently observed in that region by visitors from western Europe and the United States. The description would be equally applicable to other …

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