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Turku (Finland)


Last modified: 2007-11-10 by phil nelson
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[Flag of Turku] image by Ivan Sarajcic, 21 September 2007
Source: photo at: Wikimedia

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Turku is the oldest city of Finland, and was long its capital. In fact, the name "Finland" originally was applied by the Swedish only to the area around this city. Though it lost its status to the less Sweden-oriented Helsinki, it's still a major port. In addition to its Baltic trade, ferries leave here every day for the Åland Islands and for Stockholm.

The flag of Turku is a banner of its arms, Azure a Mary monogram Or surmounted with four fleurs-de-lis Argent.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 October 2007