City of Turku
Founded: ca. 1229 (Oldest city in Finland)
Inhabitants: 191 603
Total area: 306,35 km²
Turku is the oldest city in Finland and it used to be the capital city from 1809 until 1812. Turku is known especially for its rich cultural field. Turku is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of Finland” because the river Aura flows through the city same way as the river Seine flows through Paris. Turku is officially a bilingual city and approximately 5,4 per cent of its population speak Swedish as their first language.
Address: Aurakatu 2, in the city centre
Phone: (02) 262 7444
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-18