Oslo (called Christiania 1624-1878, Kristiania 1878-1924) is the capital and largest city of Norway. The population of the city proper is 544 073 (as of July 1, 2006).  The city area extends into the surrounding county of Akershus, with a total population of 825,105 in the conurbation (as of January 1, 2006). The city has a current annual growth exceeding 15,000. The city centre of Oslo is situated at the end of the Oslofjord from where the city sprawls out both to the north and to the south on both sides of the fjord giving the city area more or less the shape of a U. Oslo's metropolitan area, also referred to as Greater Oslo region, which extends beyond the city boundaries, has an estimated population of 1 300 000 citizens. In the entire Oslo Fjord Region there is a total population of about 1,7 million.
About 22 % of the population of Oslo are immigrants.
This is a picture of one of the beggar in the Walking Street of Oslo, dressed as traditional soldier.
Some of the important sites for Norway are given below.
http://reservations.bookhostels.com/guideforeurope.com/findabed.php?PHPSESSID=3kk2601k6l3icd7f6wwt99bqhreq7ei9 find out hostels..
http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/gbr/dyn/controller/HomePage;jsessionid=0000WUMH4NB4ASC0NVPQ2ZE4JTI+v1fj8das all europe destination..
http://www.visitoslo.com/Tourist-Information-Offices/ oslo information for tourists
http://www.expedia.co.uk/ good site for travel
http://www.and.com/ global road data
http://www.nsb.no/internet/jp/journey/index.jhtml?page=selectjourney_inc.jhtml&_requestid=1243007 norway railway
http://www.ruteinfo.net/en/index.html route information