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St. Hanshaugen (Norwegian for St. John's Hill) is a borough of the city of Oslomarker, Norwaymarker.
Map of St. Hanshaugen,
It has a triangular shape, with its northern border just north of the buildings of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporationmarker and Ullevål University Hospitalmarker, and south of the University of Oslomarker campus at Blindernmarker. In the east, the boundary runs just west of the river Akerselvamarker, then down Storgata before it turns north, up Grensen, Pilestredet and Suhms gate.

Panorama from St. Hanshaugen,

The borough has its name from St. Hanshaugen Parkmarker that lies centrally within it, where the citizens used to celebrate summer solstice (St. Hans in Norwegian). The park was planted by the city in the years 1876-86; it has a pavilion, and a reflecting pool covering a reservoir.

To the southeast of the park is Oslo’s oldest building – Aker Kirkemarker, built around 1100, but restored from ruins around 1860, and then again in the 1950s in a more authentic style. Next to the church is the cemetery Vår Frelsers gravlundmarker, created in 1808 as a result of the great famine and cholera epidemic of the Napoleonic Wars. The nearby area around Damstredet and Telthusbakken is interesting since it retains the small town character of Oslo in the first part of the 19th century.

To the southwest of the park is Bislett stadionmarker, founded in 1907. Finished in 1940, this was the main venue of the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. The stadium was demolished in 2004, and a new stadion was built in its place.

The borough also contains the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, the cemeteries Nordre Gravlund and Vestre Aker, and Youngstorget – home of the Norwegian labour movement.


January 1, 2009, there were 31,550 people living in the borough. Of the population in 2004 13,093 (49%) were male. There were 1,918 immigrants from western countries and 2,488 from non-western countries. The countries with most immigrants were Swedenmarker (789), Denmarkmarker (272), Pakistanmarker (191), Somaliamarker (188) and Vietnammarker (182). There were 537 births in 2003, and 260 deaths. The same year 8,139 people moved into the borough, while 8,101 moved out. The average income for the borough was NOK 262,534, somewhat higher than the average for the city of 254,429.[31167]

In 2001, 59.4% of those over 20 years old in private households were living alone (national average 37.5%). Of the remainder, 15.7% were cohabitants and 24.9% married (national average 12.2% and 50.2% respectively). [31168]


In the municipal election of 2007 all borough councils became elective, until then most had been appointed by the city council. Labour and the Conservatives each gained 4 seats, the Socialist Left have 3, the Liberals 2, the Progress Party and the Red Electoral Alliance 1 each.

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