What is Turku known for?

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there are Juku Park’s grills, cafes, kiosk services and terraces available. Learn thumb Academy House used to be the main building of the Turku Academy, but nowadays it houses the Turku Court of Appeal. (File:Turun hovioikeus.jpg) Turku has a long academic history: Queen Christina of Sweden founded the first university of Finland in Turku in 1640. At that point it was only Sweden's third university following Uppsala University and the Academia Gustaviana in Tartu. Nowadays Turku is still a major

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and backpacks, as well as some lovely gifts. *


in a rival city (City rivalry in Finland), Turku. Since the acquisition by Hesburger, only a few of the most famous Carrols restaurants remained under their original name, all of them located in the Greater Helsinki region (except one in Janakkala and one in Lahti). Although Hesburger serves the Club Burger in its menu, the limited-time special hamburgers have been discontinued. * ICALP 2005, Lisbon, Portugal *

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Mäkelä, considered by many the number one action-director in Finland. A second film appeared a few years later, and the two films' success led to a series of all together eight movies. * ''Love and Other Troubles'' (Samuli Valkama, 2012) is a Finnish romantic comedy film which takes place in Turku. It stars Emilie de Ravin as Sara, an American line dance teacher, who meets Ville (Jussi Nikkilä), a 25-year-old former child star, and his father (Ville Virtanen), an ex-rock star, who both fall in love

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she was transferred back to cruising from Helsinki. Around this same time her white-dominant livery was changed to one closely resembling her Sally-era livery, but with blue stripes instead of black. With the ship continuing to lose money, in September 2005 Silja Line made public its plans to use cheaper foreign workforce on board. However they could not do so under the terms Swedish maritime worker's collective labour agreement. ref name "VL" >

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amongst younger locals, since its age limit is only 18. Situated right next to the Market Square, the club also houses a Rock'N'Sports bar that has more frequent opening hours. *

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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

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with the Declaration of Christmas Peace read from a parchment roll in Finnish and Swedish. Sports thumb Paavo Nurmi Marathon (Turku) Paavo Nurmi Marathon (File:Paavo Nurmi Marathon, 2007, Aurakatu.jpg) is run every summer. The city has two football teams playing at the top national level, the ''Veikkausliiga'': FC Inter (FC Inter Turku) and TPS (Turun Palloseura), which is playing in second highest level Ykkönen, but TPS is one of the oldest football clubs in Finland. Both teams play


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set up an orchestra of its own. As a result of a war in 1808 and 1809, Sweden ceded Finland to Russia. Helsinki was made capital of the new autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland in 1812. The university was transferred to Helsinki after the great fire of Turku in 1828, spelling an end to Turku’s role as the hub of Finnish music life" (Asiado (#Asiado)). Biography Franzén was born in Oulu ( ), Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland, which at the time


'''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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