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Encyclopedia > Oulu
City of Oulu
Oulun kaupunki

Coat of arms
Location of Oulu in Northern Europe
Location of Oulu in Northern Europe
Coordinates: 65°01′″N 25°28′″E / Expression error: Unexpected / operator, Expression error: Unexpected / operator
Country Finland
Province Oulu Province
Region Northern Ostrobothnia
Sub-region Oulu sub-region
Charter 1605
Government
 - City manager Matti Pennanen
Area
 - City 449.2 km²  (173.4 sq mi)
 - Land 369.7 km² (142.7 sq mi)
 - Water 79.5 km² (30.7 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - City 130,459
 - Density 351.4/km² (910.1/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Official languages Finnish
Website: www.ouka.fi
This article is about the Finnish city; for other uses see Oulu (disambiguation).

Oulu (listen ) (Uleåborg in Swedish) is a city and municipality of about 130,000 inhabitants in the province of Oulu and the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, in Finland. It is the largest and most important city in Northern Finland and the sixth largest city in the country. Its population growth rate is almost comparable with that of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Download high resolution version (1025x687, 77 KB) from Swedish Wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... The Province of Oulu is a province of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Northern Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... In 2005 Finland is divided into 77 sub-regions (seutukunta in Finnish, ekonomisk region in Swedish). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... 1605 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The two official languages of Finland are Finnish and Swedish. ... Image File history File links Oulu. ... The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and act as the fundamental administrative units of the country. ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... Northern Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Central Helsinki, the focal point of the Capital Region, from the sky Greater Helsinki (Finnish: Suur-Helsinki, Swedish: Storhelsingfors), Capital Region (Pääkaupunkiseutu, Huvudstadsregionen), Helsinki Metropolitan Area, and Helsinki Region (Helsingin seutu, Helsingforsregionen) all refer to the conurbation surrounding the Finnish capital, Helsinki. ...


The best known cultural exports of the city of Oulu are Air Guitar World Championships, Mieskuoro Huutajat (also known as Screaming Men), and the now defunct metal band Sentenced. The Oulu Music Video Festival (originally the host of the Air Guitar Championships) is also a significant event. The annual music festival Qstock has risen to acclaim in the past few years; headlining the 2006 festival were UK's Motörhead. Oulu has a namesake in the United States, Oulu, Wisconsin, which is a small town with a population of about 540. Example of air guitar An Air guitar is the imaginary instrument used when pretending to play guitar. ... Mieskuoro Huutajat (Mens Choir Shouters) is an internationally famous shouting choir from Oulu, Finland. ... A documentary film about Mieskuoro Huutajat, the famous Finnish male choir that performs its repertoire by screaming and shouting, directed by Mika Ronkainen. ... Sentenced was a heavy metal band formed in 1989, in the town of Muhos, Finland. ... Motörhead are a Grammy Award-winning British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy (real name Ian Kilmister), who has remained the sole constant member. ... Oulu is a town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. ...

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History

Drawing of central Oulu from the 19th Century.
Drawing of central Oulu from the 19th Century.

Oulu was founded on July 20th 1605 by King Karl IX of Sweden opposite the castle built on the island of Linnansaari. This took place after favourable peace settlements with the Russians, which removed the threat attack via the main east-west waterway, the river Oulu. The surrounding areas were populated much earlier. Oulu is situated by the Gulf of Bothnia, at the mouth of Oulu River, which is an ancient trading site. One source for the name Oulu is a word in the Sami language meaning floodwater, but there are other suggestions. Oulu has been the capital of Oulu province since 1776. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Charles IX (Karl IX) (October 4, 1550 – October 30, 1611), was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Bothnia (Fin. ... Oulujoki is a river in Oulu province, Finland. ... Sami is a general name for a group of Uralic languages spoken in parts of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and extreme northwestern Russia, in Northern Europe. ... The Province of Oulu is a province of Finland. ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1822, a major fire destroyed much of the city. The architect Carl Ludvig Engel, chiefly known for the neo-classical (empire style) buildings around Helsinki Senate Square, was enlisted to provide the plan for the rebuilding of the city. With minor changes, this plan remains the basis for the layout of Oulu's town center. Oulu Cathedral was built in 1832 to his designs, with the spire being finished in 1844. 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The main building of the University of Helsinki. ... Helsinki Senate Square The Senate Square (in Finnish Senaatintori) is a square in the center of Helsinki, presenting unique architecture allegory of political, religious, scientific and commercial powers. ... The Oulu Cathedral (in Finnish Oulun tuomiokirkko) is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral and the seat of the Diocese of Oulu, located in the centre of Oulu, Finland. ...


From being a town known for wood tar and salmon, Oulu has evolved into a major centre of competence in the field of high technology, particularly IT and wellness technology. Other prominent industries are wood refining, paper and steel industry. The University of Oulu is located 6 km north of the city center. Oulu Airport, located in neighbouring municipality of Oulunsalo, is the second busiest in Finland. Tar can be produced from corn stalks by heating in a microwave. ... Illustration of a male Coho Salmon The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow to 1. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Wellness may mean: Wellness (alternative medicine) - Here, wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. ... The University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto in Finnish) is the second largest university in Finland. ... Oulu Airport is located in Oulunsalo, Finland, about 15 kilometres south-west of Oulu city centre. ...


Sights

Oulu City Hall.
Oulu City Hall.
Tuira is one of the largest districts of Oulu with almost 7000 inhabitants.
Tuira is one of the largest districts of Oulu with almost 7000 inhabitants.
  • Tietomaa
  • Ainola Park, a former University botanical garden prior to being moved to Linnanmaa
  • The Rapids Center, the area in the estuary of the Oulu river consisting of small islands connected with bridges, fountains in the middle of the river, and including a housing area of building blocks planned by Alvar Aalto
  • Rotuaari pedestrian street
  • The Market Square with the City Library, the City Theatre and old salt and tar storehouses
  • Mannerheim Park
  • The Oulu Cathedral
  • Hupisaaret, a large park area located in the estuary of the Oulu river
  • The F. M. Franzen memorial
  • The North-Ostrobothnia Museum
  • The Pateniemi Sawmill Museum
  • The Vehicle Museum
  • The University of Oulu Botanical Garden (situated in Linnanmaa)
  • The Oulu Art Museum
  • The Arctic Gallery
  • Technopolis, the technology village
  • Turkansaari (historical outdoor museum)

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Other points of interest

Railway station area in Oulu, looking southwest along Hallituskatu.
Mannerheim Park is a favourite hangout place for many.
Mannerheim Park is a favourite hangout place for many.

Oulu railway station area in winter. ... Oulu railway station area in winter. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 3. ... Mannerheim Park. ... Founded in 1994, annual festival of music video, cinema, live music, and air guitar world championships, held in Oulu, Finland. ... The Annual Air Guitar World Championships contest is an music festival arranged as part of Oulu Music Video Festival in Oulu, Finland in which participants compete in skills of playing air guitar. ... Jalometalli Metal Music Festival is a heavy metal festival held annually in Finland since 2002. ... Jalometalli Winterfest is a heavy metal festival held annually in Finland. ... The University of Oulu (Oulun yliopisto in Finnish) is the second largest university in Finland. ... UFO redirects here. ...

Nightlife

  • 45 Special, Saaristonkatu, started as a rock club, the "45" (or simply "numero", number) is the usual venue for nationally touring rock bands. It has two dance floors for popular rock, pop, electro, reggae and so on.
  • Hevimesta, Torikatu, a heavy metal and rock club.
  • Never Grow Old, Hallituskatu, small loungy bar with a variety of live gigs, shows and djs; incl. funk, jazz, brazilectro, soul, ska, reggae, salsa... and unisex toilets.
  • Club Teatria, Härkätie, the largest indoor rock club in Finland and venue for rock concerts.
  • Onnela, Isokatu, a popular club (part of a national chain) with four different floors playing four different styles of music: rock, suomipop (Finnish pop), 80s and dance.
  • Amarillo, Kirkkokatu, a tex-mex restaurant with a disco for pop and dance sounds in the basement.
  • Bar Becksu, Asemakatu. A "hetero friendly" gay bar.

45 Special aka Nelivitonen in Finnish is a popular night-life spot in the centre of Oulu, Finland. ... Hevimesta in Hellsinki. ...

Cultural life

The cultural life in Oulu is rich and varied. There are many artists, writers and musicians resident in the city. A variety of concerts, both rock, classical music, and jazz, as well as other cultural events take place each year; for example, the Oulu Music festival in winter, the Oulunsalo Music Festival in summer, and the International Children's Film Festival in November. Many people who have made a significant contribution to the cultural and political life of Finland have been born in Oulu, for example, the composer Leevi Madetoja, and the writer Paavo Rintala. The former President of the state, Martti Ahtisaari also went to school there, attending the Oulu Lyceum. Leevi Antti Madetoja (February 17, 1887 – October 6, 1947) was a Finnish composer. ... Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (IPA: ) (born June 23, 1937) is a former President of Finland (1994–2000) and a UN diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. ...


Transportation

Air

Oulu is served by Oulu Airport, the second biggest airport in Finland by passenger volume. There are non-stop scheduled flights to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (around 18 daily flights with Finnair and Blue1), Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (1 daily with Blue1) and Rovaniemi Airport (1 daily with Finnair) as well as charter flights to Southern Europe, Canary Isles and starting from next winter, to Phuket in Thailand. Oulu Airport is located in Oulunsalo, Finland, about 15 kilometres south-west of Oulu city centre. ... One of the Helsinki-Vantaas runways Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK) in Vantaa, Finland, is the main airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. ... Finnair Airbus A320-200 Finnair MD-11, decorated with Moomin characters Finnair is Finlands largest airline and the national flag carrier. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN, ICAO: ESSA), is an international airport located in Sigtuna Municipality near to the town of Märsta, about 42km north of Stockholm and nearly 40km, by road, south-east of Uppsala. ... Rovaniemi Airport (Rovaniemen lentoasema in Finnish) (IATA: RVN, ICAO: EFRO) is a small international airport located about 10 kilometres north from the city of Rovaniemi in the Finnish province of Lapland. ... Southern Europe is a region of the European continent. ... Missing image image:ccaa-canary. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ...


Oulu Airport can be reached by bus number 19 from the centre of the city and Technopolis.


Sea

Port of Oulu is one of the busiest harbours within the Bothnian Bay. Port of Oulu includes four separate harbour areas: Vihreäsaari oil and bulk docks, Nuottasaari docks, Oritkari docks and the Toppila docks. This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... The Baltic Sea The Bothnian Bay or Bay of Bothnia (Fin. ...


Rail

The shortest travel time from Oulu Railway Station to Helsinki Central Railway Station is 5 h 44 mins, operated by VR. There are also night trains with beds taking 8-11 hours; the newest night train cars are double deckers and have showers and toilets in the cabins. Other destinations include, for instance, Kolari, Rovaniemi, Seinäjoki and Tampere. Oulu Railway Station The Oulu Railway Station is located in the centre of Oulu in the city district of Vaara. ... Helsinki Central railway station Helsinki Central railway station is a widely recognised landmark in central Helsinki, Finland, and the focal point of public transport in the Greater Helsinki area. ... VR or VR Group (VR-Yhtymä) is a state-owned railway company in Finland, and formerly known as Suomen Valtion Rautatiet (Finnish State Railways) until 1922 and Valtionrautatiet (State Railways) until 1995. ... Kolari is a municipality of Finland. ... City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Founded 1868 Country Finland Province Western Finland Region Southern Ostrobothnia Sub-region Seinäjoki Area 603 km² Population - Density 36,419 (Dec 31, 2005) 60 inh. ... Tampere ( , Tammerfors in Swedish) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ...


Road

Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... Fireworks in Jyväskylä Jyväskylä (IPA: [jyʋæsËŒkylæ]) is a city located in central Finland, 147 km from Tampere and 270 km from Helsinki, near the lakes Päijänne and Keitele. ... The centre of Kotka Kotka (Finnish word for Eagle) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Kuopio is a Finnish city located in the province of Eastern Finland and the region of Northern Savonia. ... Kuusamo is a municipality of Finland. ... Location within Finland Lahti (Lahtis in Swedish) is a Finnish city of 100,049 inhabitants (2006), bordering the Vesijärvi lake. ... Lappeenranta (or Villmanstrand in Swedish) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. ... Court House of Pori The Juselius Mausoleum, designed by Josef Stenbäck For other uses, see Pori (disambiguation). ... City Rovaniemi (1960) Administrative Province Province of Lapland Historical Province Lappland Area  - Total  - Land  - Water Ranked 5th (municipalities), and 1st (cities) 8,016 km² 7,601 km² 415 km² Population  - Total (01/2006)  - Density Ranked 13th 58,500 7. ... Tampere ( , Tammerfors in Swedish) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ... Location on Finnish map Tornio (Swedish: TorneÃ¥) is a municipality in Lapland, Finland. ... Location of Turku in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Finland Province Western Finland Region Finland Proper Sub-region Turku sub-region Government  - Mayor Mikko Pukkinen Area  - City 306. ... Founded 1606 Province Western Finland Region Ostrobothnia Sub-region Vaasa Area - Of which land - Rank 397 km² 183 km² ranked 345th Population - Density - Rank 57,266 (2005) 311. ...

Sports

Kärpät wins gold after beating Jokerit in 2005 Final.
Kärpät wins gold after beating Jokerit in 2005 Final.

Oulu's ice hockey team Kärpät have won Finnish Ice Hockey League Championships four times (1981, 2004, 2005 and 2007). They have also won silver of European champion two times, 2004, 2005. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 692 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 692 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kärpät are an ice hockey team in the Finnish SM-liiga. ... Jokerit (English: jesters or jokers in playing-card) is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. ... Kärpät are an ice hockey team in the Finnish SM-liiga. ...


The Football club AC Oulu represents the city in the Veikkausliiga. AC Oulu is a Finnish football club, based in Oulu. ... Veikkausliiga is the premier division of Finnish football, comprising the top 14 clubs of the country (season 2006 was played exceptionally with 13 teams because of the AC Allianssi-bankrupt). ...


Most important employers (2006)

Stora Enso has an important paper manufacturing plant in Oulu.
Stora Enso has an important paper manufacturing plant in Oulu.
  • City of Oulu, 9,581
  • Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, 5,427
  • Nokia Group, 4,590
  • University of Oulu, 3,030
  • The Oulu Region Joint Authority for Education, 1,466
  • Stora Enso Group, 1,080
  • Kesko Group, 1,046
  • Cooperative Arina-Group (S-Group), 752
  • Finland Post Ltd, 700
  • Deaconesses’ Institution, 603

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Town twinning

Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... County Finnmark District Municipality NO-2012 Administrative centre Alta Mayor (2003) Geir Ove Bakken (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 7 3,849 km² 3,651 km² 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Arkhangelsk (Russian: ), formerly called Archangel in English, is a city in and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Boden is a Municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Bursa (formerly known as Brusa, Greek Prusa, Προύσσα) is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Bursa Province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Halle (also called Halle an der Saale (literally Halle on the Saale, and in some historic references is not uncommonly called Saale after the river) in order to distinguish it from Halle in North Rhine-Westphalia) is the largest town in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... ODESSA (German: Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, Organization of Former SS Members) is the name commonly given to an international Nazi network alleged to have been set up towards the end of World War II by a group of SS officers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Siófok is a town in Hungary on the southern bank of Lake Balaton in Somogy County. ...

Friendship cities

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