List of boroughs of Oslo

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The 15 boroughs of Oslo were created on 1 January 2004. They each have an elected local council with limited responsibilities.[1]

Local authorities call the current 15 bydeler also "District" in English. [1]

Borough Residents Area Number
Alna 45 114 13,7 km2 12
Bjerke 26 229 7,7 km2 9
Frogner 47 618 8,3 km2 5
Gamle Oslo 39 500 7,5 km2 1
Grorud 25 461 8,2 km2 10
Grünerløkka 42 129 4,8 km2 2
Nordre Aker 43 843 13,6 km2 8
Nordstrand 44 802 16,9 km2 14
Sagene 32 394 3,1 km2 3
St. Hanshaugen 30 144 3,6 km2 4
Stovner 29 351 8,2 km2 11
Søndre Nordstrand 34 980 18,4 km2 15
Ullern 28 898 9,4 km2 6
Vestre Aker 42 042 16,6 km2 7
Østensjø 44 399 12,2 km2 13

In addition is Marka (1585 residents), that is administered by several boroughs; and Sentrum (861 residents, 1.8 km2) that is partially administered by St. Hanshaugen, and in part directly by the city council. As of 1 January 2008, Oslo had 560,484 residents, of which 1134 were not allocated to a borough.

Boroughs 1973–88[edit]

From 1973 to 30 June 1988, Oslo had 40 boroughs. Some existed only on paper, since they were to be constituted only when the areas were built.

Boroughs 1988–2004[edit]

From 1985 to 1988, the boroughs of Stovner, Røa, Gamle Oslo and Søndre Nordstrand were trials for the new system. From 1 July 1988 to 31 December 2003, Oslo had 25 boroughs:

In addition Sentrum and Marka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Oslo (2008). "Befolkningen etter bydel, kjønn og aldersgrupper 1.1.2008" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 April 2008. [dead link]