Oulu

What is Oulu known for?


wide scale

"living labs", where residents experiment with new technology (such as NFC tags and ubi (Ubiquitous computing)-screens) at a community-wide scale. History Oulu was founded on April 9, 1605, by King Charles IX of Sweden opposite the fort built on the island of Linnansaari


white light

Gothic metal group, Poisonblack. He was also the frontman for Sentenced from 1996 (when he replaced their former bassist and vocalist, Taneli Jarva) until the group ended their career in 2005. When joining Sentenced he was soon accepted by fans. He wrote very few songs for Sentenced (whose main-songwriters were Miika Tenkula and Sami Lopakka), for example the song "Aika Multaa Muistot" on the album, "The Cold White Light". DATE OF BIRTH


band biography

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construction style

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annual energy

the size of the North Sea oil reserves. VAPO Company webpage This abundant resource (often mixed with wood at an average of 2.6%) is burned to produce heat and electricity. Peat provides approximately 6.2% of Finland's annual energy production, second only to Ireland. Renewable


rock classical

are Air Guitar World Championships (Air guitar), Mieskuoro Huutajat (also known as Screaming Men), and the now defunct metal band Sentenced (Sentenced (band)). Many artists, writers, and musicians live in the city. A variety of concerts—rock, classical, and jazz—as well as other cultural events take place each year. Examples include the Oulu Music Video Festival, the Air Guitar World Championships, and the Musixine Music Film Competition, all in August. In July is the annual


major high

wood tar and salmon, Oulu has evolved into a major high-tech centre, particularly in IT (Information technology) and wellness (Wellness (alternative medicine)) technology. Other prominent industries include wood refining, paper, and steel. The University of Oulu is located six kilometres ( ) north of the city center. The Oulu Airport is the second busiest in Finland. The municipality of Ylikiiminki was merged with the city of Oulu


run event

(a large indoor sports facility consisting of a low dome, which looks somewhat like a landed flying saucer) *Terwa Marathon & Run event in late May (since 1989) *The Terva-skiing event in early March (since 1889) *The Winter Swimming World Championship Education thumb 240px University of Oulu (File:University-of-Oulu-2010.jpg) main building. The University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences have


home building

history to date. * September 30 &ndash; Aarno Lamminparras, an unemployed home building contractor (General contractor), hijacks Finnair Flight 405, a Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle with 47 other people on board flying from Oulu to Helsinki, Finland. At Helsinki, he allows 34 passengers off the plane, which he then forces to fly back to Oulu, where he receives a ransom payment from Finnair, then back to Helsinki, where he receives more money from a Finnish newspaper


literary history

. In 1801 he became professor of history and ethics, in 1808 he was elected a member of the Swedish Academy and in 1815 a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. right 250px (Image:Veikko Antero Koskenniemi.jpg) '''Veikko Antero Koskenniemi''' (8 July 1886 - 4 August 1962) was a Finnish poet (Finnish literature) born in Oulu. In 1921 he took the title of Professor of Literary History in University of Turku, Finland. In 1948 he became a member of the Finnish Academy

Oulu

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