Some of the most prominent cities and towns in Norway include Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim and Stavanger. The entire country was home to just over 5 million people in 2013.
The capital of Norway is Oslo, and its population was nearly 650,000 in 2015. The city sits at the head of the Oslofjord in the southern region of the country. During a period of political union with Sweden, the city was known as Kristiania, from 1877 to 1925, and its traditional Norwegian name was only restored once Norway gained full independence.
Lillehammer is a city known to many around the world for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. It had a population of nearly 27,000 in 2011. The city boasts five ski resorts within easy driving distance and a popular amusement park, Hunderfossen Family Park.
The central city of Trondheim has a population of about 180,000 people. It was founded as a trading post in 997 and was Norway's capital city until 1217.
Stavanger is the oil capital of Norway and was home to nearly 130,000 people in 2012. The city's population has grown dramatically since the twentieth century due to the offshore oilfields. The country's largest oil company, Statoil, is headquartered in Stavanger.