Turku

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country Serbia amp;event 435 Marija from Serbia wins Helsinki 2007, Eurovision.tv and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE. Finland earned the right to host the event after heavy metal (Heavy metal music) band Lordi's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. It was the first time the Contest had been held in Finland. A budget


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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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activities. People who like water sports can rent a boat or a canoe. One of the new activities is sumo wrestling in air filled suites. After an active day you can eat in the island's own café-restaurant. Ice-creams and snacks are for sale also in a kiosk. You can go to Vepsä for a one day trip, or stay for a longer time. Cosy summer cabins offer you warm surroundings to stay over night, and are very popular among visitors. There are three saunas to hire, one of them is reserved for enterprises. You can


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fax hours Tue-Sat 9PM-4AM Age Limit 20 price content At Linnankatu, opposite the main library, caters for hipsters with a passion for slightly more eclectic sound. Downstairs indie pop, electro and rock 'n' roll are the main draws, upstairs it's chiefly soul, funk and disco. Live music gigs from hot domestic artists are also frequent. Attracts a healthy amount of exchange students. *


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and the residence of the Archbishop of Finland. The '''II District''' is one of the central districts of Turku, Finland. It is located on the east side of the river Aura, between ''Uudenmaankatu'' and ''Kaskenkatu''. The district is located on the historical centre of the city, and contains numerous cultural and historical venues, such as the Luostarinmäki handicrafts museum, the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova twin museums, and the Old Great Square (Turku


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of products from foods to top fashion and electronics, with selected products from Finnish design brands like Arabia, Iittala, Marimekko and Aarikka. There is also a visitor centre which provides visitors with advice and help on tax free issues and buying tickets to events and venues. Opposite to the department store at the shopping center lies Stockmann's bookstore, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa. There is also a café with great lunch as well as an excellent supermarket at the basement level


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. These performances were recorded, but were not released until much later with the albums, ''Live at Turku Rock Festival'' in 1995, and ''Under the Dutch Skies 1970 - 74'' in 2007 (which encompassed three separate tours). At the end of 1971 a new studio album, ''Historical Figures and Ancient Heads'', was released. The album included Bob Hite’s vocal duet with Little Richard on the Skip Taylor written track, "Rockin’ with the King" featuring the guitar playing of both Henry Vestine and Joel


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theatergoer can be found within the theatre’s portfolio. *


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, 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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long directions phone tollfree fax hours Weekdays 10AM- PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun Noon-17 price content Turku Christmas Market is a traditional Central European style Christmas market open at the Market Square of Turku in December. Traditional and cosy atmosphere of Christmas arises from the flavors of Christmas, helpful sales persons and their unique quality products and a wide-ranging programme. Music Festivals *

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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