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City Facts

The Kuopio region is situated in central Finland, in the verdant province of North Savo, which is interspersed with thousands of lakes. Surrounded by these extensive waterways, the city has a very special atmosphere. Kuopio is the biggest city in Eastern Finland and a continuously developing centre for education, cultural life and industry. Inhabitants of Kuopio are known for their genuine and glad nature!

The backdrop for the summer atmosphere in the Kuopio region is provided by lakes and islands, great to explore on boat cruises, as well as by the landscape of forest-covered hills. Boating, hiking and other forms of outdoor recreation are really spoilt for choice here. The region also boasts a wide variety of cultural activities and events. The lakes, which abound with fish, guarantee good catches throughout the year.

Facts & Figures

Population 92,000
Kuopio Airport is situated 14 kilometres from the city centre. There are eight daily flight connections between Kuopio and Helsinki.

Distance from Helsinki:

40 min 
5 hours
390km, 4 hours


Meeting Facilities

The largest meeting venue, the Kuopio Music Centre, can accommodate 1064 people in one room.

See a detailed list of facilities offered by FCB members in Kuopio

For a complete list of facilities, check the website of Kuopio Tourist and Congress Service

Total Accommodation

11 hotels, 1200 rooms, 2400 beds

Education & Reasearch

With approximately 13 000 students and 3000 members of staff, the University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland. The university has campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna. The University is a centre for research and education with particular strengths in the fields of health, wellbeing, environmental and biotechnology, life sciences and biomedicine, information technology and business administration.


The largest enterprises in Kuopio include exporters of foodstuffs, wood and information technology. The fastest growing sector is information technology. Recreational boats, machinery and equipment for the metal and paper industries, and pharmaceutical products are also manufactured in Kuopio.

Places of Interest

See tourist information

Your Contact in Kuopio
Kuopio Tourist and Congress Service Ltd.
Torikatu 18
FI-70110 Kuopio
Phone +358 17 182 035
Fax +358 17 262 4004

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