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is the capital and the more populated city in
besides being its political, economic and cultural center. It is the third city
and populated Scandinavian urban area, only surpassed by
Stockholm in both cases. The city of Oslo was established like municipality
the 3 of January of 1838. She was separated of the province of Akershus like an
independent province in 1842. The rural municipality of Aker was absorbed by the
expansion of Oslo in 1948 (and transferred of the province from Akershus to the
municipality of Oslo). The Norwegian capital still shares several important
functions with Akershus and is officially the capital of this last one.