What is Turku known for?


, on his return trip to Sweden, he performed in Helsinki on 7 July 1801, with the pianist Fredrik Lithander as his accompanist, and in Turku on 30 July, in a concert organized by the orchestra of the Turku Society of Music. "In those days, Finland was undeniably a musical backwater. The centre of musical activities was Turku, where the Turku Society of Music (Turun Soitannollinen Seura), founded in 1790, had done invaluable work in promoting music and had

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-- Dioceses and bishops The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland is divided into nine Dioceses. Each diocese – except the Archdiocese of Turku, which has one archbishop and one bishop – is headed by a Bishop and a cathedral chapter. Eight dioceses are regional, with the remaining one covering all of the country’s Swedish-language parishes. The Church's supreme decision-making body is the Synod, which meets twice a year. Laymen make up a majority of the Synod, but a fixed number of seats have been set aside for clergy. The Synod proposes changes in the Ecclesiastical Act and decides on the Ecclesiastical Order. The Synod deals with questions of doctrine and approves the books of the church. The Synod directs the Church's common activities, administration and finances. Congregation elections are held every four years to fill administrative posts at the local level. align center 2. 30px center (File:Länsi-Suomen läänin vaakuna.svg) Western Finland Länsi-Suomen lääni Västra Finlands län Turku Åbo Tampere align right 1,848,269 align right 74,185 Vaasa (Province of Vaasa), Turku-Pori (Province of Turku and Pori), Central Finland (Province of Central Finland), Häme (Province of Häme) - valign center left 150px thumb Historical province of Finland Proper (borders of the modern provinces, i.e. regions with pink colour) (Image:Historical province of Finland Proper in Finland.png)right 150px (Image:Varsinais-Suomen.vaakuna.svg) '''Finland Proper''', (

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special coffees along with delicious cakes. It probably also has one of the best Cafe locations in Turku, right next to river Aura in the old part of the city center. *

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address Puistokatu 18 lat 60.44999 long 22.24741 directions phone +358 44 501-1510 tollfree fax hours Weekdays 10AM-4PM price content Punainen Norsu (''Red Elephant'') is a children's clothing line originating from Turku. All the colorful and graphic clothes are made mostly from recycled materials. You have to walk a bit from the city center to reach Red Elephant store, but there is also a small boutique in central Turku in the Forum Shopping Center. It is open Wed-Fri 11AM-6PM

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Karelian style large cabin, that has for decades been a stopping point for people enjoying the nature on the island. Unpretentious lunch consisting of traditional pea soup and delicious pancakes. Coffee table also has a range of traditional delicacies, cakes and pies. *

century fashion

according to recipes from the 18th century. The two chambers, are located in the wing that was housed by the building's owners in the 18th century. The chambers have been furnished in 18th century fashion. The same wing used to have a kitchen, a chamber, maid's chamber, a shed, a carriage shed and an granary according to fire insurance documents from 1791. thumb Brinkhall Manor (File:Brinkhallin kartano.jpg) *

service quality

checkin checkout content Clean comfortable rooms, excellent friendly service, quality breakfast, central location at a stone's throw from the cathedral and river Aura promenade. Fully equipped rooms. Great value for money. *

open studies

TUAS, one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Finland, hosts 9,500 students studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Its academies and faculties range from economics to art, technology, environment and healthcare. It also offers three English taught Bachelor's and two Master’s programmes as well as open studies for anyone willing to join. *


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outstanding location

to be the best restaurant in Turku. It has charmed visitors with its relaxed service, carefully prepared food and a comfortable and modern environment, as well as an outstanding location at the heart of the historic centre of Turku. The summer terrace offers the most beautiful views of Turku. They also serve a great lunch, which is price friendly compared to the quality of the food. *


'''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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