Oulu

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Oulu (Swedish: Uleåborg) is a city in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is the biggest city in the Northern Finland. The population of Oulu is about 130,000[when?] and it is the sixth largest city in Finland.

Municipalities next to Oulu are Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Pudasjärvi, Tyrnävä and Utajärvi.

There is a university in Oulu. The university is one of the largest in Finland, with over 15,000 students.

Many people work in technology firms making mobile phones, computers and software.

History[change | edit source]

The cathedral of Oulu

Oulu was established in 1605, so it is more than 400 years old. In the old days, Oulu was famous for selling tar all over the world.

Places to visit in Oulu[change | edit source]

The Rantakatu street by the market
  • Oulu Cathedral
  • Hupisaaret Park
  • The market and the old market hall

Gallery[change | edit source]

Gallery
1800's Oulu
1800's Oulu  
Oulun Lyseon lukio school
Oulun Lyseon lukio school  
Railway station
Railway station  

Population growth[change | edit source]

Population
Year Population
1980
121,809
1990
136,029
2000
160,851
2010
185,419

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