Turku

What is Turku known for?


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is ''Turku Touring'' *

, starting from Turku, and continuing through rural archipelago villages and astonishing Baltic Sea sceneries. There are also shorter biking routes which you can choose if you have less time. Bike rental The city tourist office can suggest cycling routes and publishes an excellent free bike route map of the city and surrounding towns. They also rent bikes (20 € day) as do e.g. Polkupyörävuokraamo in the harbour (phone +358 (0) 40 372 5310, €12 day, €59

will have its light on. Hailing taxis on the street is rare, however, and may not even work; calling the central dispatch is the common method. There is a central dispatch for all Turku taxis at phone number ''' tel:+358210041 +358 2 10041 ''', and bookings can be made in advance for an extra charge (€7), though more than one day in advance is unnecessary. Advance bookings less than 30 min before desired departure time are not accepted — in that case, just phone the dispatch when you are ready


bass voice

this was the last live performance so far, although a lot of fans all around the world (e.g. Brazil, India, Japan) would love to see it on stage. A video recording of the premiere show is available on Waltari's ''''Waltari Fun Club Video Part 2''''. thumb Matti Salminen (File:Matti salminen.jpg) '''Matti Salminen''' (born 7 July 1945, in Turku) is a Finnish (Finns) operatic bass (Bass (voice type)) singer, who has sung at all of the most important opera houses of the world, including


opera made

; Two months later Silja Line decided to cut costs by concentrating on their core markets and the ''Silja Opera'', alongside the prestigious GTS ''Finnjet'' (GTS Finnjet), was to be sold. In January 2006 ''Silja Opera'' made her last cruises from Helsinki, after which she was transferred to the Turku—Mariehamn—Kapellskär route in place of MS ''Silja Europa'' (MS Silja Europa) (that was in turn transferred to Helsinki—Stockholm route while the normal


weekly events

weekly on Fridays, is the first weekly newspaper in Finland which provides a source of news and information about Finland in English. In addition to domestic and international news, it includes a review of Finnish newspapers and magazines, as well as articles concerning Finland published in the international press. It also has own sections for culture, sport and lifestyle. The newspaper also offers a weekly events guide as well as a weekly selection of TV programmes in English. Its on sale at many


world+setting

was known as one of the "Flying Finns (Flying Finn (athlete))," a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola, and others for their distinction in running. During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle (middle distance track event) and long distance (long-distance track event) runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km. DATE OF BIRTH June 13, 1897 PLACE OF BIRTH Turku, Finland DATE OF DEATH October 2, 1973


educational+history

246B196C-9A7D-4975-8431-50D14A1405D8 Education thumb right The main building of the University of Turku (File:Turun yliopisto.jpg). Turku has a longer educational history than any other Finnish city – the first school in the city, the Cathedral School (Katedralskolan i Åbo), was founded along with the Cathedral of Turku in the late 13th century. The first university in Finland, the "The Royal Academy of Turku" (now University of Helsinki


education business

(division) faculty of the University of Turku located in Turku, Finland. It was established as an independent higher education business school in 1950, until it was acquired by the state in 1977. It was the second largest school of its kind in Finland, with approximately 2,000 graduate (graduate school) and 250 postgraduate students and a staff of 350. In January 2010, Turku School of Economics became the seventh faculty of the University of Turku http


production+manufacturing

 mm) History Tunturi's history began in 1922. The foundations of the Tunturi brand began when the Harkke brothers set up a small bike shop in Turku, Finland. The name Tunturi comes from the Finnish word for a fell. Bike repairs were the shop's main focus at first, and then gradually they added some small-scale production, manufacturing Tunturi branded bicycles. The brand was very successful and within a few years the small shop was exchanged for a factory. By the 1950s


spell written

are assumed to have been burned and destroyed by wars and fires. The earliest remaining writing in Finnish language is a spell written on a birch bark in the beginning of the 13th century AD. Kvenland.org Plot summary The book begins in the city of Turku and follows Mikael along an adventure (adventure novel) throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. The book depicts many actual historical events with a rich style, although Mikael's


works amp

- Vaalimaa - Vyborg - Saint Petersburg - AFC Campus Turku Turku (SPL Turun piiri) Academic Football Club Campus Vitonen * - - Atletico Turku Turku (SPL Turun piiri) Atletico Ispoinen Vitonen * - *'''Pielstick''' — Shaanxi Diesel Engine Works — China (People's Republic of China) *'''Wärtsilä-Pielstick''' — Wärtsilä Turku Factory — Finland align "center" August

Turku

'''Turku''' ( ) is a city (List of towns in Finland) on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River (Aura River (Finland)), 'Aluetietopankki' at the Kuntaliitto website in the region of Finland Proper. Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years. After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued to be the most populous city in Finland until the end of the 1840s, and it remains a regional capital and an important business and cultural centre.

Because of its long history, it has been the site of many important events and has extensively influenced Finnish history (History of Finland). Along with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Turku was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2011. In 1996 it was declared the official Christmas City of Finland.

Due to its location, Turku is a notable commercial and passenger seaport with over three million passengers travelling through the Port of Turku each year to Stockholm and Mariehamn.

As of 30 September 2014, the population of Turku was 183,811, http: vrk.fi default.aspx?docid 8639&site 3&id 0 making it the sixth largest city in Finland. As of 31 August 2008 there were 303,492 inhabitants living in the Turku sub-region, ranking it as the third largest (List of urban areas in Finland by population) urban area in Finland after the Greater Helsinki area and Tampere sub-region. The city is officially bilingual as percent of its population identify Swedish as a mother-tongue.

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