As of January 2016, the municipality of Oslo has a population of 658,000,
while the population of the city's
urban area was 942,000. The metropolitan area had an estimated population
of 1.71 million. The population
is currently increasing at record rates, making it the fastest-growing
major city in Europe. This growth stems,
for the most part, from international immigration and related high birth
rates, but also from intra-national
Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. In the 2015 update
of the Worldwide Cost of Living
survey by EIU, Oslo now ranks as the third. Oslo does have the most expensive
housing market in Norway.
Meanwhile, prices on goods and services remain some of the highest of any
city. Oslo hosts 2,654 of the
largest companies in Norway. A whole group of oil and gas companies is
situated in Oslo.
Google Map of Oslo
(L) A new Opera House (R) A display of the Urban development project focused
on Opera house.
(L) Kart Johans Gate street (R) Mounted policeman at intersection before
the Central Station
Paleet Shopping on the Kart Johans Gate street
(L) Restaurants using the old station building (R) Oslo Central Station
(L) Platform of the Oslo Central Station for the Airport Express train
(R) The exterior and interior of the Airport Express Train
Airport Express Train arrived at the Oslo Airport station.
Norway's first and only high-speed train provides fast and comfortable
transportation between Oslo Airport
at Gardermoen and, usually, one stop in the Oslo region. Flytoget Airport
Express Train departs every 10 minutes
to 20 minutes between Oslo Airport and Oslo Central Station. The journey
takes 19-22 minutes.
Airport Express Train, Oslo
Two aircraft flying in parallel and landed at the same time: Oslo to Helsinki
$B!!(BSmoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Oslo 2015
$B!!(BSmoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Bergen 2015
$B!!(BSmoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Fjord 2015
$B!!(BAll hotels are smoke-free in Norway Fjord 2016.
$B!!(BThe price of tobacco in Norway is the highest in Europe.
Norway 2015 Arrival to Oslo Oslo 2015 Oslo to Bergen Bergen 2015 Bergen to Alesund
Hotels in Oslo Hotels in Bergen Hotels on the route from Oslo to Alesund
Smoking ban in Norway Departure from Norway
Bergen to Stalheim Stalheim Voss Flaem Aurlandsfjellet Solvorn Sognefjell
Geiranger Andalsnes Atlantic Ocean Road Trondheim Norway's tunnel A train trip to Oslo
Hotels in Norway 2016
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in June, and an article was written in July
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.