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Kuopio City Hall

Kuopio is a city in Northern Savonia, Finland. It is the biggest city and cultural center of Eastern Finland. In January 2014 the population was about 106,000. It is the 8th biggest city in Finland.

The city is surrounded by lake Kallavesi. Many parts of the city are built on islands. Kuopio has always been a city of education. Two important schools are the University of Eastern Finland and the Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

In 2011 the town of Karttula merged with Kuopio. In 2013 Nilsiä merged as well.

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kuopio is twinned with: