Rauma, Finland

What is Rauma, Finland known for?


site history

) and the old wooden architecture of its centre (Old Rauma, Vanha Rauma), which is a Unesco world heritage site. History In the 14th century, before being declared as a town, Rauma had a Franciscan monastery and a Catholic church. In 1550, the townsmen of Rauma were ordered to relocate (History of Helsinki) to Helsinki, but this was successfully countered and Rauma could continue its growth. Practically the whole wooden town of Rauma was devastated in the fires of 1640 and 1682. The wooden city centre, which is how large the town was until 1809, has approximately 600 wooden buildings. The neo-renaissance style of many of the houses is a result of prosperity brought on by seafaring. In 1897 Rauma had the largest fleet of sailing boats in Finland, totalling 57 vessels. Goods were mainly exported to Germany, Stockholm and the Baltic states. In the 1890s, Rauma got a teacher's college (a 'seminar'), which was later annexed to the University of Turku. A part of the department of education still exists in Rauma. The name ''Rauma'' comes from the Germanic (Germanic languages) word ''strauma'', meaning "stream". http: www.katajala.net keskiaika suomi kaupungit.html Geography Neighborhoods and suburbs Neighborhoods and suburbs of Rauma include: Tarvonsaari, Merirauma, Uusi-Lahti, Kappelinluhta, Paloahde, Haapasaari (Haapasaari, Rauma), Syvärauma, Kinno (Kinno, Rauma), Kaaro, Luostarinkylä, Impivaara, Äyhö, Uotila, Lajo (Lajo, Rauma), Nikulanmäki, Lensunkallio, Nummi (Nummi, Rauma), Pyynpää, Otanlahti, Pidesluoto, Komppi, Lonsi, Polari (Polari, Rauma), Sampaanala, Paroalho, Kourujärvi, Kortela, Monna, Kourujärvi, Kodisjoki, Lappi (Lappi, Finland). Industry After World War II, Rauma developed into an industrial (Industry) city, the main industries being shipbuilding, paper and pulp (wood pulp) mills, and metal industry. Rauma is also the fifth largest port (harbor) in Finland with almost six million tonnes of shipping per year. Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant is located next to Rauma, in Eurajoki. Near Rauma, there is the static-inverter plant of Fenno-Skan. Transport thumb left Sunset at the port of Rauma 200px (File:Sunset at Port of Rauma.jpg) Rauma is located between Turku and Pori by the national road 8 (E8 (European route E8)). Finnish national road 12 (Highways in Finland) starts from Rauma and it was extended to the port of Rauma in 2008. A railroad connection from Kokemäki is in active freight use, as there is a straight connection to the heavy industry areas and to the port of Rauma. The rail passenger traffic ended in 1988. Satakunnan Liikenne Oy runs the local bus traffic and it has 3 lines in Rauma. - 9. P-Iirot (Pallo-Iirot) Rauma (Rauma, Finland) Pallo-Iirot -


home field

and performing music arts festival Klustermus *Movie festival Blue Sea Film Festival *Blues festival Rauma Blues Sports Rauman Lukko (Lukko) is an ice hockey team that hails from Rauma, playing in SM-liiga. Their home arena is Äijänsuo Arena. Local football (Association football) teams are Pallo-Iirot and FC Rauma. These two teams share the same home field at Äijänsuo sports centre. Sea City Storm

is an American football team playing in the Finnish American Football Association's (American Football Association of Finland) 2nd division. Fera (Fera (pesäpallo)) is a women's Finnish baseball (Pesäpallo) team, whose home field is the Länsi-Suomi Arena at Otanlahti sports centre. Rauma also has an own orienteering club, Rasti-Lukko, two Basketball teams known as Kaaron Roima and Rauma Basket, a rinkball team called UKP and a floorball team named SalBa. Recreation thumb 250px Marina in Rauma, Finland (File:Rauma port.jpg) One popular saying goes that every family in Rauma owns a boat – this is not true, though the city has room for ca. 2,800 Finnish Maritime Administration August 19, 2008 – Boating in Finland and its economic impacts boats at its docks. People can use their own boats or water buses to get to the Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse that doubles as a hotel and recreation site. Water buses take people to Reksaari island and former garrison island of Kuuskajaskari. Both islands are in recreational use. Consolidation of municipalities Rauma and the surrounding municipality of Rauman maalaiskunta ("rural municipality of Rauma") were consolidated in 1993, continued in 2007 with the consolidation of municipality of Kodisjoki. The municipality of Lappi (Lappi, Finland) was consolidated to Rauma in 2009. File:KirkkoRauma 2.jpg Church of The Holy Cross File:KirkkoRauma.jpg Tower of the Church of The Holy Cross file:PyhanRistinKirkko RaumaFinland 20051225.jpg Church of The Holy Cross file:Rauma Old Cityhall.JPG The old town hall of Rauma file:rauma_3.jpg Street in city center file:rauma_4.jpg Historic buildings file:rauma_2.jpg Historic buildings International relations - 9. P-Iirot (Pallo-Iirot) Rauma (Rauma, Finland) Pallo-Iirot -


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in the fires of 1640 and 1682. The wooden city centre, which is how large the town was until 1809, has approximately 600 wooden buildings. The neo-renaissance style of many of the houses is a result of prosperity brought on by seafaring. In 1897 Rauma had the largest fleet of sailing boats in Finland, totalling 57 vessels. Goods were mainly exported to Germany, Stockholm and the Baltic states. In the 1890s, Rauma got a teacher's college (a 'seminar'), which was later annexed

250px Marina in Rauma, Finland One popular saying goes that every family in Rauma owns a boat – this is not true, though the city has room for ca. 2,800 Finnish Maritime Administration August 19, 2008 – Boating in Finland and its economic impacts boats at its docks. People can use their own boats or water buses to get to the Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse that doubles as a hotel and recreation

: thumb left Tuuli class (Image:FNS Tuuli.jpg) -- Only one Tuuli class vessel was built at the Aker Finnyards in Rauma (Rauma, Finland), Finland, instead of four that were planned for the ''Squadron 2000'' ( :''for the neighborhood


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160085&contentlan 2&amp;culture en-US Article on the Coats of arms of Finland, can be found in ThisisFINLAND by Maunu Harmo, Master of Pol. Sc., Former President of Finnish Society of Heraldry. The number of towns in the nominal "Grand Duchy of Finland and Karelia" in 1580 were also nine, Turku, Porvoo, Rauma (Rauma, Finland), Naantali, Pori, Vyborg, Ekenäs, Helsinki and Priozersk that had been captured from Russia in 1580.<


historic buildings

.jpg Church of The Holy Cross File:KirkkoRauma.jpg Tower of the Church of The Holy Cross file:PyhanRistinKirkko RaumaFinland 20051225.jpg Church of The Holy Cross file:Rauma Old Cityhall.JPG The old town hall of Rauma file:rauma_3.jpg Street in city center file:rauma_4.jpg Historic buildings file:rauma_2.jpg Historic buildings International relations Twin towns — Sister cities Rauma is Town twinning twinned


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is an American football team playing in the Finnish American Football Association's (American Football Association of Finland) 2nd division. Fera (Fera (pesäpallo)) is a women's Finnish baseball (Pesäpallo) team, whose home field is the Länsi-Suomi Arena at Otanlahti sports centre. Rauma also has an own orienteering club, Rasti-Lukko, two Basketball teams known as Kaaron Roima and Rauma Basket, a rinkball team called UKP and a floorball team named SalBa. Recreation thumb 250px Marina in Rauma, Finland (File:Rauma port.jpg) One popular saying goes that every family in Rauma owns a boat – this is not true, though the city has room for ca. 2,800 Finnish Maritime Administration August 19, 2008 – Boating in Finland and its economic impacts boats at its docks. People can use their own boats or water buses to get to the Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse that doubles as a hotel and recreation site. Water buses take people to Reksaari island and former garrison island of Kuuskajaskari. Both islands are in recreational use. Consolidation of municipalities Rauma and the surrounding municipality of Rauman maalaiskunta ("rural municipality of Rauma") were consolidated in 1993, continued in 2007 with the consolidation of municipality of Kodisjoki. The municipality of Lappi (Lappi, Finland) was consolidated to Rauma in 2009. File:KirkkoRauma 2.jpg Church of The Holy Cross File:KirkkoRauma.jpg Tower of the Church of The Holy Cross file:PyhanRistinKirkko RaumaFinland 20051225.jpg Church of The Holy Cross file:Rauma Old Cityhall.JPG The old town hall of Rauma file:rauma_3.jpg Street in city center file:rauma_4.jpg Historic buildings file:rauma_2.jpg Historic buildings International relations - 9. P-Iirot (Pallo-Iirot) Rauma (Rauma, Finland) Pallo-Iirot -


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aikataulut title Local bus timetables accessdate 2009-11-04 last first work publisher Satakunnan Liikenne language Finnish The hub for the local buses is located in Savila while the Long distance buses operate from Rauma bus station. The long distance buses take passengers directly to Pori and Turku and to Tampere and Helsinki with one transfer at Huittinen.

Long distance bus timetables accessdate 2009-11-04 last first work publisher Satakunnan Liikenne language Finnish The nearest airport (Pori Airport) is located in Pori. The port of Rauma serves only freight ships on frequent basis. Culture Rauma has its own dialect of Finnish (Finnish language), "Rauman giäl (Rauma dialect)". The dialect inherits words from languages such as Swedish language


speed quot

Nordica (1994) ''Nordica'' , built in 1994. In 1999 the summer-route was altered to Helsinki–Tallinn–Rostock. In autumn of the same year the Finnish Institute of Marine Research installed new equipment for monitoring water quality and algae. In 2001 the ship was docked with modifications made to the turbines and propeller shaft. These and a new bottom paint allowed her to increase her top speed once more, to - 9. P-Iirot (Pallo-Iirot) Rauma (Rauma, Finland) Pallo-Iirot -


top speed

Nordica (1994) ''Nordica'' , built in 1994. In 1999 the summer-route was altered to Helsinki–Tallinn–Rostock. In autumn of the same year the Finnish Institute of Marine Research installed new equipment for monitoring water quality and algae. In 2001 the ship was docked with modifications made to the turbines and propeller shaft. These and a new bottom paint allowed her to increase her top speed once more, to . In mid-May 2002


program world

began electricity production in 1978 and 1980. The ship was built in Rauma (Rauma, Finland), Finland by Hollming OY (STX Finland Cruise Oy) for the USSR Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Science) (now the ''Russian Academy of Science''). Construction of the vessel was completed on 28 December 1980.

Rauma, Finland

'''Rauma''' ( south of Pori. Granted town privileges on May 17, 1442 (then under the rule of Sweden), Rauma is known for its paper (Pulp and paper industry) and maritime industry, high quality lace (since the 18th century) and the old wooden architecture of its centre (Old Rauma, Vanha Rauma), which is a Unesco world heritage site.

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