as the domestic travel destination of the year 2005 (Matkamessut, Finnish Travel Fair 2006). Moomin World got the Golden Pony Award 2007 by The Games & Parks Industry magazine. The Jury said: "Moomin World is welcoming, well themed and full of educational contents." The Moomin Bus (''Muumibussi'') connects directly to Turku. *
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
the northern parts of modern Turku south of Paattinen, some enclaves to the north of Paattinen, and the island of Hirvensalo to the south of Turku. thumb right Booths at the market (File:Turku Medieval Market, market booths.jpg) The '''Medieval Market of Turku''' ( ) is an annual historical reenactment event organised in the historic city centre of Turku, Finland. It involves a handicrafts market
beach is situated on the Satava island. This sandy beach is a good choice for families and sun seekers as well as disabled. Whatever your physical impairment you can have a dip as this swimming area has specially designed walkways and a wheelchair ramp into the water. Swimming lifeguards are available during the school summer holiday period. The last island of the three, Kakskerta, was ones an independent town. Nowadays it is part of Turku, and you can enjoy the lovely archipelago nature
. Whatever your physical impairment you can have a dip as Ekvalla beach has specially designed walkways and a wheelchair ramp into the water. Lifeguards are supervising swimming on all of the beaches mentioned above during the school summer holiday periods from the beginning of June to the end of August. Other smaller beaches include ,
4, 1950 Turku, Finland - style "background:lemonchiffon" Today, Helsinki (Helsingfors) is the only city in Finland to have access to trams or subway trains. There used to be two other cities in Finland with trams: Turku (Åbo) and Viipuri (Vyborg). However, Turku abandoned trams in 1972 and Viipuri (at that time already part of the USSR) abandoned them in 1957. Eskelisen Lapinlinjat is the most famous public bus transport company
villas, form a national urban park allowing for a pleasant stroll from, say, the national shrine of Finland, the Turku Cathedral, to the Turku Castle, which used to house Swedish Kings. Turku is at its best during the summertime, when it hosts a great number of festivals, including rock festivals, chamber music festivals and a medieval fair. In addition to the cultural sights and museums Turku region attracts visitors due to the surrounding Archipelago Sea, which stretches all the way from
tollfree fax hours 7 Jun to 10 Aug every day from 11AM to 5 7PM price €21, children under 4 year free content JukuPark is a paradise for the whole family just three kilometers from Turku center. At JukuPark, come rain or shine, you're sure to get soaking wet! You’re guaranteed a great day with many spectacular water-slides, large heated swimming pools, sunbathing areas together with saunas, shower rooms and the Pirate Island water-world for the little ones. When hunger surprises
name Just Time alt url https: www.facebook.com JustTimeTurku email address Humalistonkatu 7 A lat 60.45066 long 22.25968 directions phone +358-40-140-7611 tollfree fax hours Everyday 9AM-9PM price content This cafe is different! It has a unique concept that charges you €1 per 15 minutes and with that price you can drink coffee or tea and eat biscuits as much as you like. In addition to coffee they serve daily newspapers, free wireless internet connection, free
22.26944 directions phone tollfree fax hours Mon-Thu 3PM-2AM, Fri-Sat 3PM-3AM, Sun 4PM-2AM price content Cosmic Comic Cafe is a unique concept: it has a comics gallery and a comical atmosphere, where beer meets comic books, board games and a relaxed "second living room" atmosphere. Its very popular among students, so sometimes it can be very overcrowded. Bars *
fax hours Weekdays 9AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun Noon-6PM price Regular coffee from €1.60 to €2.20, doughnuts from €1.70 to €2.30 content Tasty doughnuts baked on location. Arnolds is a chain coffee and donut shop with locations in all Finnish cities, so it might not be an unforgettable experience, but the donuts are good. *
;'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
. '''Samppa Lajunen''' (born 23 April 1979 in Turku) is a retired Finnish (Finland) Nordic combined athlete who competed during the late 1990s and early 2000s. '''Turku''' (Swedish: ''Åbo'') is the oldest city and former capital of Finland. It was settled during the 13th century, making it one of the only few – and by far the largest
'''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.