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Turku (Swedish: Åbo) is a city in Southwest Finland. It is the fifth-largest city in Finland, with about 180,000 people living there.

It is next to the municipalities of Aura, Kaarina, Lieto, Masku, Mynämäki, Naantali, Nousiainen, Pöytyä, Raisio and Rusko.

The official languages spoken in Turku are Finnish and Swedish.

The harbour of Turku is an important port. Many ships stop there between Mariehamn and Stockholm. Turku Airport is also one of Finland's busiest airports.

History

Turku is the oldest city in the country. It used to be the largest city and capital of Finland, until 1812, when the government moved to Helsinki.

Museums

Gallery

Turku Museum of Art
Turku Museum of Art  
Turku Archipelago
Turku Archipelago  

Other websites

Media related to Turku at Wikimedia Commons