Gamle Oslo

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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.

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