Kuopio

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Kuopio
Ceety
Kuopion kaupunki
Kuopio viewed frae the Puijo Touer

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 62°53′33″N 027°40′42″E / 62.89250°N 27.67833°E / 62.89250; 27.67833Coordinates: 62°53′33″N 027°40′42″E / 62.89250°N 27.67833°E / 62.89250; 27.67833
Kintra Finland
Region Northren Savonie
Sub-region Kuopio sub-region
Settled 1653
Charter 1775
Government
 • Ceety manager Petteri Paronen
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 2,317.24 km2 (894.69 sq mi)
 • Land 1,597.39 km2 (616.76 sq mi)
 • Water 719.85 km2 (277.94 sq mi)
Area rank 32nt lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Total 105,651
 • Rank 9t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 97.8% (official)
 • Swadish 0.1%
 • Ithers 2.1%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 15.6%
 • 15 tae 64 68.9%
 • 65 or older 15.4%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code FI-00100
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%
Website www.kuopio.fi

Kuopio is a ceety an a municipality locatit in the region o Northren Savonie, Finland. A population o 105,651[2] maks it the aicht biggest ceety in the kintra. The ceety haes a tot aurie o 2,317.24 square kilometres (894.69 sq mi), o which 719.85 km2 (277.94 sq mi) is watter[1] an hauf forest. The population density is anly 66 /km2 (170 /sq mi), but the ceety's urban auries are populatit very densely (urban aurie: 1 617.6 /km²[6]), naitionally seicont anly tae capital Helsinki (urban aurie: 1,690.0/km²[6]).[7] The population o the entire Kuopio region is 119,472.[8]

The toun o Nilsiä joined Kuopio at the beginnin o the year 2013 an Kuopio’s population surpassed the 100,000 mark.

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Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kuopio is twinned wi:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. 
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009. 
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Taajamissa asuu 84 prosenttia väestöstä". Statistics Finland. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  7. Kuopio 2015: Jalankulku-, joukkoliikenne- ja autokaupunki. Finland’s Ministry of the Environment. p. 42. ISBN 978-952-11-2852-3. 
  8. Kuopion Kaupunkilehti, 19 March 2008, bottom of page 4)
  9. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. [deid airtin]
  10. "Miasta Partnerskie Opola". Urzad Miasta Opola (in Polish). Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  11. "Kuopio and Shanghai Pudong have signed a sister city agreement". City of Kuopio. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 24 August 2012.