What is Turku known for?

music life

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

games recording

hometown, Turku, Finland, Salo turned professional with TPS (TPS (ice hockey)) of the SM-Liiga in 1994–95. He appeared in seven games, recording a goal and two assists in his first season in the SM-Liiga. The following campaign, he recorded a Finnish career-high 14 assists and 21 points over 47 games. In the off-season, Salo was selected by the Ottawa Senators with their last selection in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 239th overall in the ninth round. He remained in Finland

albums live

. 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

small fine

alt url http: ludu.fi en email ravintola@ludu.fi address Linnankatu 17 lat 60.44957 long 22.26733 directions phone +358 20 734-0310 tollfree fax hours Tue–Thu 5PM–11PM, Fri–Sat 5PM–Midnight price content Ludu is a small fine dining restaurant that serves European food. It also has excellent wine selection and changing seasonal products on its menu. *


and backpacks, as well as some lovely gifts. *

water world

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

literary debut

into Finnish such American Beat generation writers as Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso; also Charles Bukowski. He wrote lyrics for the band Suomen Talvisota 1939-1940. His literary debut was ''Tuonela Rock'' of 1971. Markku Into has also received the Eino Leino Prize in 2001. ''Metropoli'' started in Lappeenranta in the early 2000s. Since then, it has expanded elsewhere in Finland, covering almost all of Finland in summer 2004. In spring 2005

quot bronze

"#cc9966" '''Bronze''' * Ostrobothnia derby – VPS (Vaasan Palloseura) vs FF Jaro * Turku derby – FC Inter vs TPS (Turun Palloseura) * Savonia derby – MP (Mikkelin Palloilijat) vs KuPS Ship registry Mariehamn, Ship route Turku–Mariehamn Långnäs–Stockholm (as of 2009) Ship ordered 3 February 1986 '''MS ''Amorella''''' is a cruiseferry operated by the Finland Finnish

unique concept

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 *

huge hit

In 2014 price for one day was 40€ and two days 60€. Prices for 2015 TBA content H2Ö festival debuted itself in the summer of 2014 and became a huge hit in Finland. A heir to the previous electronic music festival ILMIÖ, H2Ö will again fill the maritime, industrial-romantic dockyard milieu with hard-core representatives of Finnish alternative music and intriguing international underground gems, without any genre restrictions. On top of the diverse music, the old carpentry shop area


'''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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