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Seinäjoki is a mid-sized town located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The Town library, Lakeuden Risti church and central administrative buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto. This is a list of towns in Finland. ... Southern Ostrobothnia is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February 3, 1898 _ May 11, 1976) was a Finnish architect. ...

Seinäjoki is known for hosting two large summer events: Tangomarkkinat, which is a tango festival attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually, and Provinssirock, which is the biggest rock festival in Finland. Tango in the streets of Buenos Aires Tango is a social dance form that originated in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. ...

The asteroid 1521 Seinäjoki bears its name. An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System, orbiting the Sun. ...



  • the cross of the plains
  • Alvar Aalto's cultural and administrative centre
  • the Southern Ostrobothnia District Museum
  • the Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum
  • Törnävä church
  • the railway exhibition

Other points of interest

  • Törnävä tourist centre
  • the Suviyö trotting-race
  • the summer theatre
  • the Jouppilanvuori winter sports centre
  • the Seinäjoki City theatre
  • the traffic centre with six roads and five railway junctions
  • Provinssirock
  • Tangomarkkinat


  • Population: 31,696 (2003)
  • Annual growth: 624
  • Area: 134.47 km²
    • of which is water: 5.57 km²
  • Population density: 245.9 inhabitants/km²

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External links

  • Seinäjoki (http://www.seinajoki.fi/english/) - Official site
  • Provinssirock (http://www.provinssirock.fi/) - rock festival
  • Tangomarkkinat (http://www.tangomarkkinat.fi/english/etusivu.htm) - tango festival



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