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Oslo, the capital of Norway, stretching over an area the size of Falster, but a large part of Oslo, on the other hand, nature. Oslo is located at the bottom of the Oslo fjord, surrounded by mountains. Before 1925 hot Oslo, Kristiania, named after King Christian IV. Today Oslo over 500.000 inhabitants, and the city is a significant cultural centre, with a thriving theatre, music and entertainment. Norway is a constitutional monarchy. King Harald V has no real political power, and Stortinget is the country's highest authority. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but participating in the European economic cooperation through the EEA Agreement. Norway is a member of NATO. The largest source of income for Norway is the extraction and export of oil and natural gas from the seabed. But also metal industry, shipping and tourism are important to its economy.
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