Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.
Oslo Central was built on the site of the older Oslo East Station (Oslo Østbanestasjon, Oslo Ø), the combining of the former east and west stations being made possible by the opening of the Oslo Tunnel. Oslo Central has nineteen tracks, thirteen of which have connections through the Oslo Tunnel. The station has two buildings, the original Oslo East building and the newer main building for Oslo Central. Each building houses a large shopping centre. The square in front of the station is called Jernbanetorget.
One famous attraction is the OsloOperaHouse, home to The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Facing the sea, the modern opera house architecture blends well with the horizon and melts into Oslo’s grayish surrounding.
... when Oslo authorities kicked off a regeneration project to transform the city’s rundown waterfront into a sleek culture district, home to the marble opera house and the recently opened Munch Museum.
OSLO, Norway, Sept ... "Opera has become the most popular independent browser ... Opera has been recently relaunched under the codename Opera One ... Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and listed on the NASDAQStock Exchange under the "OPRA" ticker symbol.