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Tampereen kaupunki
Tampere City Centre
Tampere City Centre
Coat of arms of Tampere
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Manchester of the North, Manse (in Finnish)
Location of Tampere in Finland
Location of Tampere in Finland
Country  Finland
Region Pirkanmaa
Sub-region Tampere
 • 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 (2013-12-13)[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)
Website www.tampere.fi

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 | change source]

Tampere was started in 1779. At 1800's, Tampere became to be a notable industrialized city and one of the biggest cities in Finland.

Gallery[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Väestötietojärjestelmä Rekisteritilanne 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  2. http://vrk.fi/default.aspx?docid=5864&site=3&id=0

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Tampere at Wikimedia Commons