What is Turku known for?

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

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. The city continued to show strong growth from that time onwards, with the exception during the Finnish Civil War period. From the end of World War II up until the 1970s there was a massive exodus of people from the countryside to the cities of Finland, in particular Helsinki. Between 1944 and 1969 the population of the city nearly doubled from 275,000

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art activities

for a variety of crafts and art activities. An excellent way to spend a summer’s day in the Adventure Park is driving about in the Traffic Town and learning the rules of the road, bouncing wildly on the Bouncy Castle or getting creative in the Summer Studio. In summertime the lush park area with its unique equipment offers play opportunities not available on a normal playground, free of charge. The Mushroom Fountain and paddling pool, the winding stream through the park and the Traffic Town combine

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Ior Svedlin became a renown actor, due to engagements at the Swedish theatres in Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. and a dancer. Image:Vårt

famous views

friends and let your mind wonder off in the beautiful scenery of our world-famous views. . With Lily you can depart for a two-hour cruise in the Airisto waves or spend the entire summer's day on Vepsä Island. The voyage is an hour each way. There is a cafe onboard. The main deck consist of a bright 100-person lounge, with a 40-seater cabinet downstairs and a large deck and sun terrace upstairs


name BOB's Vintage & Repair alt Vintage clothing for men url http: bobsturku.blogspot.fi email bobs.turku@gmail.com address Rauhankatu 12 A lat 60.4512 long 22.2536 directions phone tollfree fax hours Weekdays 12AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-4PM price content BOB's is a small vintage lifestyle boutique in the center of the city. This store brings a small piece of London to the streets of Turku selling good quality vintage menswear. There's a large selection of all kinds


–6PM price content Stockmann Buffet is the Café Restaurant of the Stockmann Department Store. Family friendly large café that serves everything from breakfast to lunch. *

important opera

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


'''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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