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Nestled in the south of Finland, at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is the oldest city in Finland. It used to be the capital city until as part of the Russian empire the capital was moved to Helsinki in 1812. Today this city of nearly 200,000 will be designated at European Capital of Culture in 2011. The seaport is very busy handling over 3 million passengers annually.


There are several universities in Turku and the region is well known as a center for high tech companies, one of the main drivers of the local economy. Its location being so close to the Archipelago Sea is also a draw for many tourists. Turku is the birthplace of several sporting heroes including brothers Saku and Mikko Koivu and Mikka Kiprusoff of the National Hockey League.
 

Be sure to see Turku Castle, which is now a museum, and experience a cruise across the Gulf of Bothnia. Turku has a lot to offer the traveller so take your time and immerse yourself, you will not be disappointed
 

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Eastern Sweden / Finland
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