Category Archives: Norway

Christiana

CHRISTIANA   KRISTIANA.    Former name of the capital of Norway and of a small county around and including the city.  Originally called OSLO, the city was named after Christian IV of Denmark and Norway after being rebuilt in 1624 following … Continue reading

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Buskerud

BUSKERUD Inland county in southern Norway, west and northwest of the Oslo region.

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Bohuslån

BOHUSLÅN    Or, Bohus  (lån means district or county).   Swedish district on the shores of the Skaggerak, bordering Norway, and named after a fortress north of Göteborg, built in the reign of Haakon V of Norway (1299-1319). It was once the … Continue reading

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Aust-Agder

AUST-AGDER County in southernmost Norway, with a coast on the Skaggerak;  the east of the old province of Agder.

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Akershus

AKERSHUS County in southern Norway, around the city and county of Oslo, at the head of Oslofjord.   The former province of Aggershus included Oslo, and took its name from a castle built in the reign of Haakon V (1299-1319) between … Continue reading

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Aggershus

AGGERSHUS Old province in southeastern Norway, more extensive than the present county of Akershus around Oslo, and taking its name from a castle on the coast within the city of Oslo.

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Agder

AGDER   Or, Agdir.  Former region in southernmost Norway;  now divided into the two counties of Vest and Aust Agder.

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