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ID: 7009573
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7009573

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Oslo (inhabited place)  Oslo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 59 56 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 59.9333  decimal degrees
Long: 010 45 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by King Harald Hardraade in the 11th century. The city was destroyed by fire in 1624; it was rebuilt at the nearby Akershus fortress, which had been built ca. 1300. The city grew during the 19th century and after World War II; it has absorbed several neighboring towns.

Names:
Oslo (preferred,C,V)  ............ name used since 1925
Kristiania (H,V)  ............ named after Christian IV who rebuilt city after 1624, name used until 1925
Christiania (H,V)  ............ name used 1624-1877
Aker (H,V)  ............ name of former town that was absorbed into Oslo in 1948
Ansloa (H,O)
Ansloga (H,O)
Asloa (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Norway (nation)  ........  Norway (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Oslo (county)  ............  Oslo (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Oslo (inhabited place)  ................  Oslo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded ca. 1050 in site to the E of present city, fortress on present site dates to ca. 1300
city (C)
national capital (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Norway .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [1000088]

Sources and Contributors:
Aker..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1028
Ansloa..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 22
Ansloga..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 22
Asloa..........  [VP]
..............  Orbis Latinus (1971) 22
Christiania..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1028
Kristiania..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1028
Oslo..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 695-696
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 146
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 695-696
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1028
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 22
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 146
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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