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Cities Rovaniemi has concluded partner city agreements with 14 cities or municipalities. Rovaniemi’s oldest partner municipality is Kiruna, with which a partner municipality agreement was signed as early as 1940. On the other hand, the latest partner city is Alanya, with which the partner city agreement was signed in November 2008.
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Ajka Basic information The
of Ajka was formed back in 1960, when the four villages surrounding Ajka were merged. Ajka is situated in West Hungary, approximately 130 kilometres west from Budapest. The
has a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants. The distance to the Balaton Lake is...
Veszprém Basic information The
of Veszprém is situated in Western Hungary approximately 15 kilometres north from the Balaton Lake. The
is the administrative centre of the Veszprém County, and has a population of approximately 60.000...
Kassel Basic information The
of Kassel is located in Northern Hessen, and is the capital
of the Kassel region. The population of the
of Kassel has fallen over the past few years to a current figure of approximately 194,000...
Olsztyn Basic information The
of Olsztyn is located in North-East Poland, and the
has a population of 174,000 inhabitants The
was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War. The
is surrounded by naturally...
...Apatity and Kandalaksha. Situated on the Kola Peninsula, Murmansk is also Russia’s northernmost
, as well as being the world’s largest
lying north of the Arctic Circle. The
is located... ...base for nuclear vessels and submarines. In addition, Murmansk has an international airport. The
has two universities: the Murmansk State Technical University and the Murmansk State University of...
Neustrelitz Basic information is a
situated in North-East Germany that dates back to the eighteenth century. The
acts as the capital of Mecklenburg–Strelitz, and has a population of approximately 22,000 people. Of the
’s area, 56 % is forest/parks, with 13 % waterways. The
is partly located within the National...
Ode to Rovaniemi – a tribute to Finland’s Arctic capital
Rovaniemi, combination of urban and rural area with multicultural inhabitants
Rovaniemi keeps tourists charmed with nature
Cadillac Basic information The
of Cadillac is situated in the United States of America in the State of Michigan. The
has a... ...65,000. Cadillac has two large lakes and is surrounded by plenty of forests. The founding of the
of Cadillac is related to tree felling, and the
’s first settlers came from Sweden and...
St. Johann in Tirol
St. Johann in Tirol Basic information St. Johan in Tirol is a small, 8,000-inhabitant
located in the Austrian Alps in the Province of Tirol. The
has a strong commercial centre and is located along the important motorway linking Munich with Italy. Industry The
’s most significant industry is tourism. In addition, the region also has agriculture...
Kiruna Basic information: Kiruna is Sweden’s northernmost municipality, and if it were a
, it would be the largest
in the world. The land area covered by Kiruna is two and a half... ...Kiruna informed its number of tourists as being 300,000 annual overnight stays. Friendship
activities Kiruna has been Rovaniemi’s guardian
since 1940 and friendship
...in North-East China, approximately one thousand kilometres from Peking, and is the capital
of the Province of Heilongjiang. The
has a population of 3.2 million inhabitants. The greater... ...greatly affected by its neighbour Russia, as Harbin was under Russian rule from 1896 to 1924. The
’s architecture shows both Russian and European influence. Harbin has many universities and...
...touch to the architecture of the building. The estate has been modernized in the 1990s. The
Hall of Rovaniemi Market
and the caretaker’s house, Rovaniemi, Valtakatu 18, 1948 This
hall is considered as Salokangas’ main work. The building was erected in the place where the old...
Grindavik Basic information Grindavik is a small fishing
with a population of 2,500 inhabitants, situated on the southern shores of the Reykjanes... ...hot spring and one of its most important sights, the Blue Lagoon, are located close to the
. Industry The most important forms of industry are fishing and tourism. Friendship
...Drvar has been a very restless place since the war. In 1998, many Serbs were killed in the
, which attracted a great deal of media attention throughout the world. Drvar has had Canadian peacekeeping forces, but the situation in the
has calmed down, and the peacekeeping forces left the region in 2004. Drvar is, however, still...
...On 1st January 1960, Rovaniemi was proclaimed a city from the balcony of the
House, designed by architect Ferdinand Salokangas. City rights were being granted again after a break of more than half a century. Rovaniemi had obtained market
rights in 1929. Salokangas directed the reconstruction of Lapland between 1945 and 1948. There are...
Narvik Basic information Narvik is a harbour
in the Province of Nordland in Northern Norway, lying north of the Arctic Circle. Narvik was... ...trips, diving and riding. Narvik also has an 18–hole golf course and cable car. Friendship
activities have been similar to those mentioned for Kiruna...
...the Rovaniemi music scene. Considering its small number of residents, Rovaniemi is a very lively
for music. In addition to the European Union’s northermost professional orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland , the
is home to dozens of choirs, bands and artists of different styles. Rock music has an extremely...
...designed by Alvar Aalto: Library Building (location on map) Lappia Hall (location on map)
Hall (location on map) Buildings for the Aho Family (location on map) Korkalorinne...
The Candle Bridge
The ”Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge” was built in 1989. It serves as a balancing element between
buildings, the gently sloping Ounasvaara Hill and the spacious sceneries of Kemijoki River. In...
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