A brief introduction to Kuopio

The city of Kuopio, founded in 1775, is the 9th largest town in Finland. After the municipality of Juankoski merged with Kuopio at the beginning of 2017, the city's population rose to 118,000. About 600,000 people live in the city's catchment area.

Uniquely for Finland, the Kuopio-Tahko region encompasses a vibrant city, with a diverse economy and an internationally recognised university, and one of the country's biggest year-round travel destinations within the same municipality.

Kuopio has many well-known features and landmarks, most notably the Puijo Tower and the Market Square.

Kuopio is also famous for a number of events, such as the Kuopio Dance Festival and the ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival. There is also a wide variety of things to see at the museums and theatres in Kuopio throughout the year.

Beautiful nature and a pleasant living environment, with excellent services, make Kuopio an attractive place to live – a quality of life city.


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