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General Information

Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland. It is easily reached by land and air. The distance from Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is 272 km. The city was incorporated as town in 1837. Nowadays there are over 80 000 inhabitants in Jyväskylä.

In Jyväskylä you can enjoy the beautiful Finnish nature as well as the activities of an urban centre. The landscape of Jyväskylä is varied with lakes, forests and hills. Lively pedestrian precinct and beautiful university campus right in the city centre are central places for different events.

Jyväskylä is known for its variety of culture; museums, art exhibitions, concerts. Internationally Jyväskylä is perhaps best known for the architecture of Alvar Aalto and world championship rally called Neste Rally Finland.

Jyväskylä is one of Finland's centres of growth. It is a school and university city. Special expertise can be found in the fields of paper manufacturing and paper machinery as well as energy production, environmental, information and wellness technology.


Jyväskylä's Cout of Arms

Jyväskylä's Cout of Arms

Facts about Finland

Population: over 5 million
Official languages: Finnish and Swedish
Government type: republic
Independence: 6 December 1917 (from Russia)
Capital: Helsinki
Total area: 338 144 km2