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Turku



Introduction of Turku
City, port, and capital of Turku and Pori province, on the Baltic Sea, 100 mi WNW of Helsinki, SW Finland .Said to be the cradle of Finnish culture, it is theoldest city in Finland and in a.d. 1220 became theseat of the first bishop of Finland . It was the capitalof Finland until 1812. By the Treaty of Р•bo signedhere in 1743, part of southeastern Finland was cededto Sweden. Although almost completely destroyed byfire in 1827, the city is today Finland 's largest port. Ithas a bilingual population.City, port, and capital of Turku and Pori province, on the Baltic Sea, 100 mi WNW of Helsinki, SW Finland .Said to be the cradle of Finnish culture, it is theoldest city in Finland and in a.d. 1220 became theseat of the first bishop of Finland . It was the capitalof Finland until 1812. By the Treaty of Р•bo signedhere in 1743, part of southeastern Finland was cededto Sweden. Although almost completely destroyed byfire in 1827, the city is today Finland 's largest port. Ithas a bilingual population.

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