Sunday, 23 October 2016

Finland: Turku

Last Saturday I got three postcards: two from Finland and one from Italy.

One of the cards from Finland shows various views of Turku. Turku is the oldest city in Finland. Until 1812 it was also the country's capital and until the 1840s its largest city. Today it is only Finland's sixth largest city but still a cultural centre and notable seaport. The city is officially bilingual, as also Swedish is spoken by a part of its population. In 2011 it was the European Capital of Culture.

With the special stamp and postmark about World Post Day from Turku

Thank You very much Susanna!

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