Gamle Oslo

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Bydel Gamle Oslo
Skyline of Bydel Gamle Oslo
Coat of arms of Bydel Gamle Oslo
Coat of arms
Location of Bydel Gamle Oslo
Country Norway
City Oslo
 • Total 7.45 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 34,140
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code NO-030101

Gamle Oslo is a district of the city of Oslo, Norway. The name means "Old Oslo".

The district has several landmarks and large parks, including the Edvard Munch Museum, the Botanical Gardens and a medieval park.

During the time that present Oslo was named Christiania, this area was called Oslo. H. P. Lovecraft alludes to the fact in his story The Call of Cthulhu:

One autumn day I landed at the trim wharves in the shadow of the Egeberg. Johansen's address, I discovered, lay in the Old Town of King Harald Hardrada, which kept alive the name of Oslo during all the centuries that the greater city masqueraded as "Christiana".

Neighborhoods of Oslo belonging to this district are:

The district also includes islands and islets in the Oslofjord: Kavringen, Nakholmen, Lindøya, Hovedøya, Bleikøya, Gressholmen, Rambergøya, Langøyene and Heggholmen.

In the municipal election of 2007 all district councils became elective, until then most had been appointed by the city council. Labour became the largest party with 5 representatives, the Socialist Left have 3, the Conservatives, Liberals and the Red Electoral Alliance 2 each, and the Progress party 1.


Places formerly known for squatting, includes Brakkebygrenda (a.k.a. Brækkers).[1]



Coordinates: 59°54′46″N 10°46′55″E / 59.9129°N 10.7819°E / 59.9129; 10.7819