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Encyclopedia > Tampere
City of Tampere
Coat of Arms of Tampere
city in Finland
Location of Tampere in Finland
Province Western Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Tampere
City manager Mayor Timo P. Nieminen
Official languages Finnish
Area
 - total
 - land
ranked 129th
687.9 km²
522.7 km²
Population
 - total (Dec 31, 2006)
 - change
 - density
ranked 3rd
206,414
+0.7 %
391/km²
Urbanisation 96.9 %
Unemployment rate 13.2 %
http://www.tampere.fi/

Tampere (pronunciation , IPA: [ˈtɑmpɛrɛ]; Swedish: Tammerfors [tamərˈfɔrs]) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Since the two lakes differ in level by 18 metres, the Tammerkoski rapids linking them has been an important power source throughout history, most recently for generating electricity. Railway tracks from many parts of the nation meet at Tampere railway station, making it an important junction on the VR system. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Location_of_Tampere_in_Finland. ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... The Province of Western Finland is a province of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Pirkanmaa, or the Tampere Region (official English name), is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... In 2005 Finland is divided into 77 sub-regions (seutukunta in Finnish, ekonomisk region in Swedish). ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... This is a list of the municipalities of Finland sorted by area as of 2003: 17321,32 km²: Inari/Enare 12416,81 km²: Sodankylä 8463,59 km²: Enontekiö/Enontekis 8411,79 km²: Kittilä 7915,51 km²: Rovaniemen_mlk/Rovaniemi_lk 6470,65 km²: Savukoski 5878,00 km²: Salla 5865,79 km²: Pudasj... 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. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This is a list of the municipalities of Finland sorted by population as of 31st of December 2005: Helsinki (Helsingfors) 560 905 {+0,3%} Espoo (Esbo) 231 704 {+1,9%} Tampere (Tammerfors) 204 337 {+0,7%} Vantaa (Vanda) 187 281 {+1,0%} Turku (Ã…bo) 174 868 {+0,0%} Oulu (Ule... Urbanization is the degree of or increase in urban character or nature. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Fi-Tampere. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Näsijärvi is a lake in southern Finland. ... Pyhäjärvi is a lake in southern Finland. ... The north side of Tammerkoski. ... Rail tracks. ... The Tampere railway station, on a December morning. ... 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. ...


Tampere, with about 200,000 inhabitants in the city itself, and more than 300,000 including the neighbouring municipalities, is the second most important urban centre in Finland after the Helsinki region and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... Political map of the Nordic countries and associated territories. ...


In terms of population, Tampere is the third largest city in Finland, and the largest city outside the Greater Helsinki area. Map of the Metropolitan Area (Light Green) and the Capital Region (Dark Green). ...

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History

Tammerkoski, Tampere, December 2, 2002
Tammerkoski, Tampere, December 2, 2002
The old Finlayson works, Tampere
The old Finlayson works, Tampere

Tampere was founded as a market place on the banks of the Tammerkoski channel in 1775 by Gustav III of Sweden and four years later, 1779, it was granted full township status. At this time Tampere was a rather small town, consisting of only a few square kilometers of land around the Tammerkoski. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 797 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2144 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 797 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2848 × 2144 pixel, file size: 1. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Gustav III (13 January (O.S.) or (24 January (N.S.) 1746 – March 29, 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his death. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Tampere grew as a major market place and industrial centre in the 19th century. During the latter half of 19th century Tampere had almost half of Finland's industrial labour. The town's industrial nature in the 19th and 20th centuries gave it the nickname "Manchester of the North", Manse for short. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Finlayson (1771-1852) was a Scottish Quaker who, in effect, took the Industrial Revolution to Tampere, Finland. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


Tampere was the centre of many important political events of Finland in the early 20th century. On 1 November 1905 the famous Red Declaration was given during the general strike on Keskustori, the central square of Tampere, subsequently leading to universal suffrage in Finland and the Tsar of Russia granting larger freedoms to Finns. In 1918, when Finland had recently gained independence, Tampere also played a major role, being one of the strategically important scenes during the Civil War in Finland (January 28 - May 15, 1918). Tampere was a red stronghold during the war, with Hugo Salmela in command. White forces captured Tampere seizing about 10,000 Red prisoners on April 6. is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... The Russian Revolution of 1905 was an empire-wide spasm of both anti-government and undirected violence. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Universal suffrage (also general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of the right to vote to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief, intelligence, or economic or social status. ... Tsar (Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian цар, Russian  , in scientific transliteration respectively car and car ), occasionally spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English, is a Slavonic term designating certain monarchs. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Civil War in Finland was fought from January to May 1918, between the Reds (punaiset), i. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The White Guards is one translation of the Finnish term Suojeluskunta (plural: Suojeluskunnat, Finland-Swedish: Skyddskår) that unfortunately has received many different translations to English, for instance: Security Guard, Civil Guard, National Guard, White Militia, Defence Corps, Protection Guard, Protection Corps and Protection Militia. ... During the Civil War in Finland, 1918, the Red Guards were the rebellious supporters of parliamentarism who were defeated by the anti-Socialist White Guards and (Imperial) German forces, who feared the Russian Revolution was spread to Finland by the Reds rebellion. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Prevalent in Tampere's post-World War II municipal politics was the so called Brothers-in-Arms Axis (aseveliakseli), the alliance of conservatives and social democrats against the communists and Agrarian party. During this era some of the most renowned city managers of Tampere were Erkki Napoleon Lindfors (who was responsible for many ambitious construction projects such as the Näsinneula tower and the construction of the suburb of Hervanta, Tampere's "daughter town"), Pekka Paavola (who gained some notoriety in corruption scandals) and Jarmo Rantanen. From 2007 on Tampere will switch to a new model of having a mayor and four deputy mayors; chosen for the periods of two years in time. Timo P. Nieminen was elected as the first mayor of Tampere for the years 2007-2009. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus or Samlingspartiet) is a political party in Finland. ... The Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) is one of the most influential political parties in Finland, along with the Centre Party and the Coalition Party. ... Näsinneula tower at 168 metres. ... Residential tower blocks in Hervanta Shopping center complex by Reima Pietilä Sculptre in the center of Hervanta Hervanta is a large suburb, or satellite city, of Tampere in Finland, located next to Hallila some 10 km south of the city centre. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After World War II Tampere was enlarged by joining some neighbouring areas. Messukylä was incorporated in 1947, Lielahti 1950, Aitolahti in 1966 and finally Teisko in 1972. Tampere was known for its textile and metal industries, but these have been largely replaced by information technology and telecommunications industry during the 1990s. Technology centre Hermia in Hervanta is home to many companies in these industries. Messukylä was a municipality in Finland which was annexed to the city of Tampere in 1947. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Hermia is a Technology Centre near Tampere University of Technology (TUT). ... Residential tower blocks in Hervanta Shopping center complex by Reima Pietilä Sculptre in the center of Hervanta Hervanta is a large suburb, or satellite city, of Tampere in Finland, located next to Hallila some 10 km south of the city centre. ...


Higher Education

One of Tampere's major appeals is its two universities, University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT), located in Hervanta. Both universities have more than 12,000 students. University of Tampere is a university in Tampere, Finland. ... Tampere University of Technology (TUT) (Finnish: Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto (TTY) ) is the second-largest of the universities in engineering sciences in Finland. ... Residential tower blocks in Hervanta Shopping center complex by Reima Pietilä Sculptre in the center of Hervanta Hervanta is a large suburb, or satellite city, of Tampere in Finland, located next to Hallila some 10 km south of the city centre. ...


Location

Tampere from the Näsinneula tower.
Tampere from the Näsinneula tower.
Christmas lights on Hämeenkatu, in central Tampere.
Christmas lights on Hämeenkatu, in central Tampere.
Tampereen Teatteri
Tampereen Teatteri

Tampere is part of Pirkanmaa region and is surrounded by the municipalities of Kangasala, Kuru, Lempäälä, Nokia, Orivesi, Pirkkala, Ruovesi and Ylöjärvi. The city is located at 61.30° N, 23.50° E. Image File history File links Tampere (Finland) from Näsinneula tower. ... Image File history File links Tampere (Finland) from Näsinneula tower. ... Näsinneula tower at 168 metres. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 2925 KB) Christmas lights on Hämeenkatu street, Tampere, taken at the Tammerkoski bridge (on the railway station side). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 2925 KB) Christmas lights on Hämeenkatu street, Tampere, taken at the Tammerkoski bridge (on the railway station side). ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 477 pixelsFull resolution (1494 × 891 pixel, file size: 203 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 477 pixelsFull resolution (1494 × 891 pixel, file size: 203 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Pirkanmaa, or the Tampere Region (official English name), is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... 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. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Kuru is a municipality of Finland. ... Lempäälä is a municipality in southwestern Finland with 17,397 inhabitants (2003). ... Nokias harbour For the corporation, see Nokia. ... Orivesi is a municipality of Finland. ... Pirkkala (Birkala in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Ruovesi is a municipality of Finland. ... Ylöjärvi is a town in Western Finland located 14 km from Tampere. ...


Culture

Tampere is known for its active cultural life. Some of the most popular writers in Finland, such as Väinö Linna, Kalle Päätalo or Hannu Salama hail from Tampere. These are all known as writers depicting the lives of working class people. Also from a working class background was the famous poet Lauri Viita of the Pispala district (which is the original home of Hannu Salama too). Tampere also has old theatre traditions, with such established institutions as Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Tampereen Teatteri and Pyynikin Kesäteatteri, which is an open-air theatre with the oldest revolving auditorium in Europe. Tampereen Teatterikesä or Tampere Theatre Festival is an international theatre festival held in Tampere every August. Väinö Linna (December 20, 1920 - April 21, 1992) was one of the most influential Finnish authors of the 20th century. ... Kaarlo (Kalle) Alvar Päätalo (November 11, 1919 - November 20, 2000) was a Finnish novelist, the most popular Finnish writer in the 20th century. ... Hannu Salama (born October 6, 1936) is a Finnish author. ... Lauri Viita (born 17 December 1916, died 22 December 1965) was a poet hailing from Pispala district of Tampere, Finland. ... Tampere Workers Theatre The Tampere Workers Theatre (Tampereen Työväen Teatteri in Finnish) is one of the two main active theatres in Tampere, Finland, along with the Tampere Theatre (Tampereen Teatteri in Finnish). ... The Tampere Theatre. ... The revolving auditorium of Pyynikin Kesäteatteri in Tampere, Finland Pyynikin Kesäteatteri (Pyynikki Summer Theatre) is an open-air theatre operating in Tampere, Finland, known especially for its revolving auditorium. ... A revolving auditorium is a mechanically controlled seating area within a theatre which can be rotated in order to manipulate the change of scenery and stage sets during the performance. ... Tampere Theatre Festival or Tampereen Teatterikesä takes place in Tampere, Finland, at the beginning of August and is the oldest annual theatre festival in the Nordic countries. ...


Tampere Film Festival, the international short film festival is held every March. Tammerfest is Tampere's urban rock festival held every July. The Tampere Film Festival is a short film festival held every March in the Finnish town of Tampere. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Tammerfest is an urban city festival located in Tampere. ...


Tampere Music Festivals organises three international music events; Tampere Jazz Happening each November, and in alternate years Tampere Vocal Music Festival and Tampere Biennale. The Tampere Music Festivals organises three music events in the city of Tampere, Finland. ...


Tampere is home to the television channel YLE TV2, with its studios in the Tohloppi district, known among all for such popular TV comedies as Tankki täyteen, Reinikainen and Kummeli. Finlands National Broadcasting Company YLE (Yleisradio in Finnish, Rundradion in Swedish) was founded in 1926. ... Kummeli is the name of a Finnish comedy-crew formed by three musician-actors Heikki Silvennoinen, Timo Kahilainen and Heikki Hela from Tampere. ...


Church

Tampere has a variety of different church services spanning from traditional to charismatics. There are some English speaking services. Tampere English Service is an international community affiliated with the Tampere Pentecostal Church. English services of the International Congregation of Christ the King (ICCK) are organized by the Anglican Church in Finland and the Lutheran Parishes of Tampere. Other churches may also have English speaking ministries. Other notable churches in Tampere are Nokia Revival, Finnish Orthodox Church, Evangelical Free Church, and Baptist Church. Nokia Revival (also known as Nokia Missio) is a Christian, to be precise, charismatic movement. ... The Finnish Orthodox Church is the national jurisdiction of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Finland. ...


Sports

Tampere's sporting scene is driven by the two ice hockey teams, Ilves and Tappara. They both have had great impact on Finnish ice hockey culture and are among the most successful teams in Finland. Tampere is known as the hometown of Finnish hockey. The Finnish ice hockey museum, and the first ice hockey arena to be built in Finland, the Hakametsä arena, are both located in Tampere. Football is also raising its head in the city with Tampere United winning the 2001 and 2006 Finnish championships. Tampere Tigers competes in the Finnish Baseball League. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Ilves are a Finnish ice hockey team playing in SM-liiga based at Tampereen jäähalli (capacity 8070), Tampere. ... Tappara (battleaxe) is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. ... Tampereen jäähalli is an arena in Tampere, Finland. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Tampere United is a Finnish football club, playing Veikkausliiga, the premier football league in Finland. ... Tampere Tigers is a baseball team which participates in the Finnish Baseball League. ...


Sites of interest

Kaleva Church by architect Reima Pietilä.
Kaleva Church by architect Reima Pietilä.
Eastern orthodox church in Tampere
Eastern orthodox church in Tampere

The main tourist attraction is the Särkänniemi amusement park, which includes a dolphinarium and the landmark Näsinneula tower, topped by a revolving restaurant. Other sites of interests are Tampere Cathedral, Tampere City Library Metso ("wood grouse"), Kaleva Church (both designed by Reima Pietilä), the Tampere Hall for conferences and the Tampere Market Hall. Kaleva church in Tampere, Finland. ... Kaleva church in Tampere, Finland. ... Building Kaleva Church in Tampere, Finland Architects: Reima and Raili Pietilä Design competition: 1959 Constructed: 1964 - 1966 [1] Photographer Photo taken by Jiří Hofman in 2004. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Kaleva Church in Tampere Reima Pietilä (August 25, 1923 - August 26, 1993) was a Finnish architect. ... Image File history File links Tampere_orthodox. ... Image File history File links Tampere_orthodox. ... The Finnish Orthodox Church is the national jurisdiction of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Finland. ... Tornado amusement ride in Särkänniemi Särkänniemi is a leisure center in Tampere, Finland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dolphinarium is a great aquarium for dolphins. ... Näsinneula tower at 168 metres. ... A revolving restaurant is a restaurant on a revolving floorplate. ... The Tampere Cathedral (Finnish Tampereen tuomiokirkko, Swedish Tammerfors domkyrka) is a church in Tampere, Finland and the seat of the Diocese of Tampere. ... Kaleva Church in Tampere Reima Pietilä (August 25, 1923 - August 26, 1993) was a Finnish architect. ...


Tampere is also home to one of the, if not the, last museum in the world dedicated to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin moved to Tampere in August 1905 and during a subsequent Bolshevik conference in the city met Joseph Stalin for the first time. Lenin eventually fled Tampere (for Sweden) in November 1907 when being pursued by the Russian Okhrana. Lenin would not return to any part of the Russian Empire until 10 years later when he heard the start of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Ле́нин), original surname Ulyanov (Улья́нов) (April 22 (April 10 (O.S.)), 1870 – January 21, 1924), was... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bolshevik (disambiguation). ... Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Georgian: , Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: , Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unions Central Committee from... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Okhrannoye otdeleniye (Russian: , meaning Security Section or Security Station), also the Okhrana or Tsarist Okhranka in Western sources, or diminutive Okhranka by those dissatisfied with the tsarist regime, was a secret police force of the Russian Empire and part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) in late 1800s... The subject of this article was previously also known as Russia. ... The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a series of political and social upheavals in Russia, involving first the overthrow of the tsarist autocracy, and then the overthrow of the liberal and moderate-socialist Provisional Government, resulting in the establishment of Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik party. ...


Pispala is a ridge located between the two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. It used to house the majority of industrial labour in the late 19th and early 20th century, when it was part of Suur-Pirkkala and its follower Pohjois-Pirkkala. It was a free area to be built upon by the working class people working in Tampere factories. It was joined to Tampere in the late 1920s. Currently it is a popular residential area and together with neighbouring Pyynikki it forms an important historical area of Tampere. Näsijärvi is a lake in southern Finland. ... Pyhäjärvi is a lake in southern Finland. ...


There are many museums and galleries, including:

  • The Vapriikki Museum Centre which includes the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame and the Shoe Museum
  • Tampere Art Museum
  • Tampere Lenin Museum
  • The Muumilaakso Museum, all about Moomins

Moomin Valley (Moomin museum) is situated in the city of Tampere, Finland. ... The Moomins, comic book cover by Tove Jansson. ...

Statistics

Population 204 337
Founded 1779
To Helsinki 173 km
Area 690,6 km²
Max temp °C +29,8
Min temp °C -26,4
Pop. density 378/km²

1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Notable persons

For a more complete list, see Category:People from Tampere.

Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi (born 26 September 1988 in Tampere, Finland) is a figure skater from Finland. ... Mikko Alatalo (born 1 May 1951 in Oulu) is a Finnish musician and politician. ... James Finlayson (1771-1852) was a Scottish Quaker who, in effect, took the Industrial Revolution to Tampere, Finland. ... Veikko Haukkavaara (October 3, 1921 – August 4, 2004) was a Finnish artist. ... Pauli Matti Juhani Leskinen (born February 19, 1950 in Juankoski, Finland died October 25, 2006 in Tampere), better known as Juice Leskinen, is one of the most prominent Finnish singer-songwriters of the late 20th century. ... Timo Jutila (born December 24, 1963, in Tampere, Finland) is a retired Finnish ice hockey defenseman. ... Väinö Linna (December 20, 1920 - April 21, 1992) was one of the most influential Finnish authors of the 20th century. ... Antero Manninen is a Session musician. ... Kari Juhani Valdemar Peitsamo (born 26 August 1957 in Nokia, Finland) is a Finnish musician who style has changed along the years from acoustic avantgarde pop to electric rock. ... Kaarlo (Kalle) Alvar Päätalo (November 11, 1919 - November 20, 2000) was a Finnish novelist, the most popular Finnish writer in the 20th century. ... Hannu Salama (born October 6, 1936) is a Finnish author. ... Pertti Veltto Virtanen (b. ... Raimo Ilmari Helminen (b. ... Hans Henrik Hasse Wind (July 30, 1919, Tammisaari - July 24, 1995, Tampere) was a Finnish fighter pilot and flying ace in World War 2 with 75 official victories. ... Elias Viljanen (born July 8, 1975) is a Finnish musician, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007. ...

Twin towns

This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... County BraÅŸov County Status County capital Mayor George Scripcaru, Democratic Party, since 2004 Area 267. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Chemnitz (Sorbian/Lusatian Kamjenica, 1953-1990 called Karl-Marx-Stadt; Czech: Saská Kamenice) is a city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Essen is a city in the center of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Location Ethnographic region AukÅ¡taitija County Kaunas County Municipality Geographic coordinate system Number of elderates 11 General Information Capital of Kaunas County Kaunas city municipality Kaunas district municipality Population 361,274 in 2005 (2nd) First mentioned 1361 Granted city rights 1408 Kaunas ( (help· info), approximate English transcription [ˈkəʊ.nÉ™s... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Location in Iceland Coordinates: Constituency Southwest Area    - City 83. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... The Poestlingberg church in Linz. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Łódź Powiat city county Gmina Łódź City Rights 1423 Government  - Mayor Jerzy Kropiwnicki Area  - City 293. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Nickname: Location of Miskolc in Hungary Coordinates: , Country Hungary Region Northern Hungary County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Town since 1365 City since 1909 Urban county since 1970 Government  - Mayor Sándor Káli (MSZP) Area  - City 236. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Area  - Total 260,000 mi² Population  - City (2003)  - Metropolitan 1,334,249 2 million approx. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Nickname: Area  - City 34. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with 145,554 inhabitants (Odense city January 1, 2004) and the capital of the island of Funen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... town hall with astronomical clock Olomouc (German Olmütz, Polish OÅ‚omuniec, Latin Eburum or Olomucium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: , City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll (D) Area  - City 66. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... County Tartu County Mayor Laine Jänes Area 38. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... County District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2003-) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses of Saskatoon, see Saskatoon (disambiguation). ...

Trivia

  • Tampere has been compared to the English city of Manchester, which is the third largest city in the UK (Tampere being the third largest city in Finland). The term Manserock (rock music originating from Tampere) is suggested to have derived from this.
  • A newer, but less common, nickname for Tampere is Nääsville, a portmanteau between the Tamperean dialect word nääs (meaning something like "you know") and the American city of Nashville.
  • A local food speciality is mustamakkara, which resembles the blood sausage of northern England.
  • The asteroid 1497 Tampere was named after the city by its discoverer, the Finnish astronomer Yrjö Väisälä.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article is about blends. ... A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language characteristic of a particular group of the languages speakers. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Half eaten mustamakkara meal at Tapolas mustamakkarabaari. ... 253 Mathilde, a C-type asteroid. ... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a person whose area of interest is astronomy or astrophysics. ... Yrjö Väisälä (IPA: ) (September 6, 1891 - July 21, 1971) was a Finnish astronomer and physicist. ...

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Municipalities of Pirkanmaa
Akaa | Hämeenkyrö | Ikaalinen | Juupajoki | Kangasala | Kihniö | Kuhmalahti | Kuru | Kylmäkoski | Lempäälä | Luopioinen | Mouhijärvi | Mänttä | Nokia | Orivesi | Parkano | Pirkkala | Punkalaidun | Pälkäne | Ruovesi | Tampere | Urjala | Valkeakoski | Vammala | Vesilahti | Vilppula | Virrat | Ylöjärvi | Äetsä
Pirkanmaa | Western Finland | Finland

Coordinates: 61°29′53″N, 23°45′39″E The 33 municipalities of Pirkanmaa in Finland are divided into six districts. ... Akaa is a town in Pirkanmaa, Finland. ... Hämeenkyrö (Tavastkyro in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Ikaalinen (Ikalis in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Juupajoki is a municipality of Finland. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Kihniö is a municipality of Finland. ... Kuhmalahti is a municipality of Finland. ... Kuru is a municipality of Finland. ... Kylmäkoski is a municipality of Finland. ... Lempäälä is a municipality in southwestern Finland with 17,397 inhabitants (2003). ... Luopioinen is a municipality of Finland, situated about 60 kilometers from Tampere. ... Mouhijärvi is a municipality of Finland. ... Mänttä is a municipality of Finland. ... Nokias harbour For the corporation, see Nokia. ... Orivesi is a municipality of Finland. ... Parkano is a town and municipality of Finland It is located 84 km north of Tampere in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. ... Pirkkala (Birkala in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Punkalaidun is a municipality of Finland. ... Pälkäne is a municipality of Finland. ... Ruovesi is a municipality of Finland. ... Urjala is a municipality of Finland. ... Location of Valkeakoski Valkeakoski is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Province Western Finland Region Pirkanmaa Sub-region South Western Pirkanmaa City manager Paavo Salli Official languages Finnish Area  - total  - land ranked 142st 656. ... Vesilahti is a municipality of Finland. ... Vilppula is a municipality of Finland. ... Virrat (Virdois in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Ylöjärvi is a town in Western Finland located 14 km from Tampere. ... Äetsä is a municipality of Finland. ... Pirkanmaa, or the Tampere Region (official English name), is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... The Province of Western Finland is a province of Finland. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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