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WHY was city of Christiana renamed back to Oslo, in 1925 (or 1924)?[edit]

A sentence about this should be added to the "1900–present" subsection. (I myself don't know this history. I cannot really read any Scandinavian languages, but it appears to me that neither of the two Norwegian-language versions, nor the Danish version, of the "Oslo" wiki-article illuminate this question. The analogous French- and Spanish-language "Oslo" versions do not illuminate this, either; in fact, the Spanish version gives the date as 1924 instead of 1925.) Acwilson9 (talk) 03:44, 5 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kristiania was a name imposed by the Christian 4, king of Denmark, and Norway wanted to remove danish names that still dominated. Hoper it is clear. Strictly speaking the it was not renamed «back» to Oslo. Oslo was a different town/suburb (part of Aker municipality that surrounded Kristiania) that during the rapid expansion of Kristiania during the 1800s had been included and by 1924/25 was a suburb within the city borders. Hope this is clear now. --— Erik Jr. 13:26, 5 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A changed to the intro in line with facts:

  • Oslo (the area now known as Gamlebyen) was destroyed by fire in 1624
  • A new city, Christiania, was built "behind" Akershus fortress after the fire, a few kilometers west of old Oslo
  • The village of Oslo continued to exist in its original location and became a suburb of Christiania, the poorest one in fact
  • During the Christiania's rapid expansion from around 1850 the parliament in 1859 decided to expand Christiania (Kristiania) to include parts of Aker municipality notably Grünerløkka and Oslo (i.e., Gamlebyen).
  • Due to patriotism in the early 1900s "Kristiania" was regarded as inappropriate because of its relation to Danish rule, and the name Oslo was adopted instead (even if many found the name "Oslo" ugly and strange to name the capital after a poor and run-down suburb).

It is common misunderstanding that the "original" name was "restored". — Erik Jr. 15:36, 5 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most expensive cities lists[edit]

The information about Oslo being among the top ten most expensive cities to live in is a bit outdated; it cites a number of studies from 2006 to 2015, but looking at the 2019 Mercer and EIU reports, Oslo does not appear very high on either list. I don't know the exact EIR ranking since I didn't purchase the full report, but it's not among the top ten, and it appears at position 61 on the Mercer list (in 2018 it was at no 47). Any objections to updating this info – are there any factors I haven't taken into account? --bonadea contributions talk 13:03, 26 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I doubt this is very reliable information as it depends on exchange rates. The Norwegian krone is now "weak" so Oslo is less expensive for visitors. --— Erik Jr. 14:54, 26 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for update[edit]

The section of "History 1900-Present" direly needs an update. Particularly the last section. It's been a decade. We know what happened. I am not confident to do the change myself. (talk) 08:56, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The monuments in the first caption (in the infobox) don't follow the order indicated; could someone who knows the city of Oslo well enough correct their position? JackkBrown (talk) 16:11, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]