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Kuopio City Hall
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Kuopio is a city in Northern Savonia, Finland. It is the biggest city and cultural center of Eastern Finland. In November 2015 the population was about 112.000. It is the 8th biggest city in Finland.

The city is surrounded by lake Kallavesi. Many parts of the city are built on islands. Kuopio has always been a city of education. Two important schools are the University of Eastern Finland and the Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

Culture: The art museum is in the city.[1]

History[change | change source]

In 2011 the town of Karttula merged with Kuopio. In 2013 Nilsiä merged as well. In 2015, Maaninka merged with the city. In 2017 Juankoski merged with the city.

Twin towns — Sister cities[change | change source]

Kuopio is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. https://yle.fi/a/74-20074837. Retrieved 2024-02-17
  2. "Miasta Partnerskie Opola". Urzad Miasta Opola (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  3. "Kuopio and Shanghai Pudong have signed a sister city agreement". City of Kuopio. 2012-07-20. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 24 August 2012.