There are over 112,000 inhabitants in the city of Kuopio, according to the latest analysis. The net migration has remained lively. In addition, construction in Kuopio has also continued actively.
FIS Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined World Cup competitions will be arranged in Kuopio at Puijo on 22 -23 February 2016. The World Cup race in Nordic combined will be competed at Puijo for the first time.
Tero Saarinen Company and the legendary Butoh Dance Company Sankai Juku perform at Kuopio Dance Festival in the summer 2016. The programme will also feature Cinderella by the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, the flamenco star Israel Galván, and the leaders of contemporary Italian dance, Aterballetto.
Finland Ice Marathon will be arranged in Kuopio on the ice of Kallavesi lake in February 2016. The main event day is Saturday 27th of February. Registration is open. Welcome to the international skating event!
City of Kuopio welcomed international students to Kuopio by declaring a photo competition. After carefully judging all the participating pictures the jury decided to award the prize to Andrea Marques Goma for her picture with students forming the letters K U O P I O with their bodies.