Tampere in southwestern Finland

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Särkänniemi Amusement Park © Visa580/cc-by-2.5

Särkänniemi Amusement Park © Visa580/cc-by-2.5

Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries. The city has a population of 217,767, growing to 313 058 people in the urban area and over 340,000 in the metropolitan area. Tampere is second-largest urban area and third most-populous municipality in Finland, after the Greater Helsinki municipalities of Helsinki and Espoo. In 2007, the entire Pirkanmaa region had around 470,000 residents, of which 230,000 were employed, and a turnover of 25 billion euros.

According to the Tampere International Business Office, the area is strong in mechanical engineering and automation, information and communication technologies, and health and biotechnology, as well as pulp and paper industry education. The Tampere region has two universities and three polytechnics totaling 40,000 students. Tampere is known for its active cultural life.

Town hall © M62/cc-by-2.5 Pyhäjärvi Harbor © Steffen M./cc-by-sa-2.0-de Tampere Theatre © M62/cc-by-2.5 Market Hall © Cryonic07/cc-by-sa-3.0 Tampere from the Näsinneula observation tower © flickr.com - Timo Newton © Syms/cc-by-sa-3.0 Särkänniemi Amusement Park © Visa580/cc-by-2.5
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Tampere from the Näsinneula observation tower © flickr.com - Timo Newton © Syms/cc-by-sa-3.0
Tampere is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Since the two lakes differ in level by 18 metres (59 ft), the rapids linking them, Tammerkoski, have been an important power source throughout history, most recently for generating electricity. Tampere is dubbed the “Manchester of Finland” for its industrial past as the former center of Finnish industry, and this has given rise to its Finnish nickname “Manse” and terms such as “Manserock”.

Helsinki can be reached in 1.5 hours by train and 2 hours by car. The distance to Turku is approximately the same. Tampere Airport is the third-busiest airport in Finland, with 800,000 passengers annually.

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