City Facts - Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä is a municipality in Finland. It’s located to the
west of the Finnish Lakeland, and is the largest city in Central Finland, with
a population of over 138,000.
Once nicknamed “Athens of Finland”, it’s a prominent
education centre that boasts a wide variety of high schools and universities.
In fact, roughly 30% of the city’s population is thought to be students. Its predominant
industries are paper machinery production, IT and renewable energy. The city is
also known for its sport, and plays host to Rally Finland: a motorsport
competition, part of the World Rally Championship.
Jyväskylä offers a number of historical and cultural
attractions. Sights worth seeing include the Finnish Air Force Museum,
Kuokkalan Kartano, and the wonderful bridge, Kuokkalan Silta. Other points of
interest are Jyvaskylan theatre.
The city offers a number of direct trains to Pieksämäki,
Helsinki, Vaasa and Tampere. It also provides bus connections. Jyväskylä
Airport is situated 12 miles north the city.
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