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Encyclopedia > Marka, Oslo
Bydel Marka
Image:Oslo_coat.png
City Oslo
Borough NO-030117
Area 301.1 km²
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Density

1,636
/km²
www.oslo.kommune.no

Marka is the name of a part of Oslo, Norway, consisting of the mostly unpopulated wood-covered areas surrounding the city. It is not a borough of Oslo. Marka is a major recreational area for the population of Oslo, and development in the area is for the most part prohibited. Despite being used frequently by many citizens of Oslo, especially in weekends, the fauna of marka includes such species as lynx, beaver, elk and roe deer. Image File history File links From community web site. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Norway describe 19 counties (fylke). ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


The population and agricultutal areas of Marka is located mainly in two valleys, Sørkedalen and Maridalen. Sørkedalen is a valley located in the northern part of Oslo, the capital of Norway. ...


The term Oslomarka is usually used for all the recreational areas around Oslo. Marka is the administrative name for the part of it that lies inside the city limits. Neighboring municipalities (most of which lie in Akershus) do not have the same kind of administrative division as Oslo, and thus do not have any separate administrative arrangement for their parts of the area. County NO-02 Region Østlandet Administrative centre Oslo County mayor Hildur Horn Øien (KrF) Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 16 4,918 km² 1. ...


Oslomarka is further divided into:

  • Nordmarka
  • Østmarka
  • Vestmarka
  • Sørmarka
  • Lillomarka

Of these, Vestmarka and Sørmarka lie almost entirely outside the city limits.

Boroughs of Oslo Oslo coat of arms

Alna | Bjerke | Frogner | Gamle Oslo | Grorud | Grünerløkka | (Marka) | Nordstrand | Nordre Aker | Sagene | (Sentrum) | St. Hanshaugen | Stovner | Søndre Nordstrand | Ullern | Vestre Aker | Østensjø County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Image File history File links From community web site. ... Alternate uses: see Alna (company). ... Bjerke is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Frogner is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Gamle Oslo is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Grorud is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Grünerløkka is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Nordstrand is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Nordre Aker is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Sagene is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Sentrum is a part of the city of Oslo, Norway, consisting of the city centre, which consists mostly of offices and businesses. ... St. ... Stovner is a borough located to the far north east of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Søndre Nordstrand is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Ullern is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Vestre Aker is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ... Østensjø is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ...


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