Tampere

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Tampere
City
Tampereen kaupunki
Tampere City Centre

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Manchester of the North, Manse (in Finnish)
Location of Tampere in Finland
Coordinates: 61°30′N 023°46′E / 61.5°N 23.767°E / 61.5; 23.767Coordinates: 61°30′N 023°46′E / 61.5°N 23.767°E / 61.5; 23.767
Country Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Tampere
Government
 • City manager Timo P. Nieminen
Area (2009)
 • Total 689.53 km2 (266.23 sq mi)
 • Land 524.97 km2 (202.69 sq mi)
 • Water 164.56 km2 (63.54 sq mi)
Area rank 178th largest in Finland
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 219,624
 • Rank 3rd largest in Finland
 • Density 418.36/km2 (1,083.5/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Tampere (Swedish: Tammerfors) is the third biggest city in Finland. It is the capital of the Pirkanmaa area. Neighbour municipalities are Kangasala, Lempäälä, Nokia, Pirkkala, Vesilahti, Hämeenkyrö, Orivesi, Pälkäne and Ylöjärvi.

The population of Tampere was 215,144 in 2011.[2]

History[change | edit source]

Tampere was started in 1779.

Gallery[change | edit source]

Gallery
Railway station
Railway station  
Bus station
Bus station  
Laukontori harbour
Laukontori harbour  


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