from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly (1624-1925) Chris·ti·a·ni·a (krĭsˌtē-ănˈē-ə, -änˈ-, krĭsˌchē-)Oslo The capital and largest city of Norway, in the southeast part of the country at the head of the Oslo Fjord, a deep inlet of the Skagerrak. Founded c. 1050, Oslo was rebuilt and renamed in 1624 by Christian IV (1577-1648; reigned 1588-1648). It has been the capital of the country since 1299. The Winter Olympics were held here in 1952. Population: 549,000.
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- proper n. The capital and a county municipality of Norway. Formerly called Kristiania.
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- n. the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast
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