Oslo is Among The Top 30 Greenest Cities in the World

Oslo is the 30th greenest capital in the world with 20.49% of green areas and 39.05 square meters of green areas per person.

Index of Green Cities 2018 by TravelBird has found the greenest cities for eco-conscious travelers. The results of the study show the cities that make the most effort when it comes to sustainability by preserving ecological areas, but also those cities that introduce new measures to the improve quality and quantity of man-made green areas.

With its 410.84 meters of green spaces per person, Reykjavik in Iceland is the greenest city, while Prague in the Czech Republic is the number one city with the largest percentage of green areas, according to the index. The city consists of almost 57% public parks,forest areas, nature reserves and agricultural areas - writes tnp.no

On the list, Oslo ranked 30th among 50 capitals. Norwegian capital has 39.05 square meters of green areas per person and 20.49% of the city consists of green areas. When it comes to man-made green areas, Oslo is ranked lower on the index.

Other findings from the study:

● Tokyo and Istanbul have both the smallest percentage of green areas,and the lowest number of square meters per person.● Auckland, New Zealand has the highest percentage of Forest, 33.59%, and most square meter of forest per person, at 288.89 m2.● Rome, Italy has the highest percentage of Nature Reserves, 30.3%, and Reykjavik,Iceland has the most square meters of Nature Reserve per person, at 223.21 m2.● Paris, France has the highest percentage of park areas, 21.7%, and Sydney, Australia.

About the study

The index by TravelBird studies the largest OECD countries, and the 50 cities; with a focus on popular travel destinations. The study then analyzes areas within each urban boundary with three main categories of green areas; Natural, Man-Made, and Food Production. Within each category there are different green areas that include forests, public gardens, parks, golf courses, orchards, vineyards and farms.

TravelBird is a web-based travel company offering a varied selection of holiday and travel experiences, from local experts, and at an exceptional price.

Read more news of Oslo on our site.

Oslo Greenestcity
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
I recommend
No recommendations yet


Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

Oslo finds itself in the bottom ten, at number 49 out of the 56 cities ranked. Elsewhere, Belfast tops the list of best urban cities for digital nomads. Recent analysis by online home rental company  Spotahome has standardised the latest city and country-level data available* for categories such as internet speed, the number of co-working spaces, apartment rental prices and migrant acceptance to determine which urban cities are best-suited for digital noma...
Thousands of Norwegians are organized and preparing for a possible doomsday scenario. NRK publishes a documentary about doomsday preppers in Norway. Michel van Coevorden is one of thousands of members on survivalist Facebook group. He is 52 years old and from the Netherlands. He has lived in Norway for almost 20 years, and has been preparing for the worst possible scenarios. His motivation is that the world has become more dangerous place and the governmen...
Two Lithuanian citizens have been sentenced in Stavanger District Court to two years, and one year and two months in prison, for so-called ‘black work’ (moonlighting) for which they didn’t pay tax.   The two men, aged 30 and 31, have had positions as general manager and owner of several construction companies in the district. The youngest of them acknowledged a penalty for everything and received the shortest sentence. The other admitted partial guilt said...
Ferde repays several million after toll scandal A technical error in the North Jæren toll system has led to many motorists being billed too much in the peak hours. Tens of millions will be repaid to the victims, and the peak hour fee is put on hold.   Motorists on North Jæren are furious about the toll station wall surrounding all urban hubs. Now it turns out that they have been overbilled for the peak hour fee. According to the Steering Group for the ”Urb...
Nearly 8000 foreigners took the Norwegian test Nearly 8000 immigrants can have a well-deserved break after completing the last Norwegian examinations of the year. The test is becoming increasingly important.   – Norwegian language skills open the door to integration, education and jobs, says Director in Competence Norway, Gina Lund. The Norwegian test has gained an increasing role, and is, among other things, entry conditions for both residence permits and...
Judgement day for Janne Jemtland’s husband The prosecutor wants the husband of Janne Jemtland behind bars for 18 years for the murder of his spouse. He, however, demands an acquittal. The sentencing is due on Monday morning.   At 10 am on Monday, District Court Judge, Trond Christoffersen, calls for order in court for the last time in the Janne Jemtland case. The Hedmark District Court will then provide an answer to the question that everyone asked before...
The man charged with sending a bomb to the police in Ski has been in conflict with them for a long time. He denies having anything to do with the bomb.   When he was detained for four weeks on Saturday, the man appealed the decision on the spot. His lawyer, John Christian Elden, told VG newspaper that his client does not acknowledge having sent the package containing the bomb. “The basis for imprisonment is primarily the risk that there may have been other...
In Norway, there are far more believers than in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, according to a new survey.   According to the study by the independent American think-tank Pew Research Center, 17 per cent of Norway’s citizens are strong believers. The same is true for 8 per cent of Danes, 10 per cent of Swedes and 13 per cent of Finns. In the survey, the degree of religiosity is measured in all the European countries. Romania is at the top with 55 per cent st...
PST investigate threats against Minister of Justice, Wara The Special Branch (PST) investigates serious threats to Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara (Progress Party). His house and car have been tagged, and his car may have been attempted to be ignited.   – We have started investigating threats against Government officials this afternoon. We are in an initial phase of the investigation. There are aspects of the matter that make us look very seriously at it,...