Kuopio (Kuopion kaupunki), Finland (Suomen tasavalta / Republiken Finland)



  • Northern Savonia, Republic of Finland
  • 62°53′33″N 027°40′42″E


  • City - 96,830 (2011)


  • Though Kuopio was officially founded on November 17th, 1775 by order of King Gustav III of Sweden,  the town had already existed in the area for over 100 years
  • The city has a nationally unique feature in its street network, where every second street is practically a pedestrian and cycle street
  • Kuopio is home of the Finnish Orthodox Church and is also the site of the first Burmese Buddhist monastery in Finland
  • Became a sister city of Winnipeg on June 11, 1982



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