Oulu facts for kids
Top: Rantakatu in downtown Oulu, Oulu City Hall
Middle: Lyseo Upper Secondary School and the Oulu Cathedral
Bottom: Shops along Kirkkokatu, Radisson Blu Hotel along Ojakatu
Location of Oulu in Finland
|• City||1,513.37 km2 (584.32 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,410.13 km2 (544.45 sq mi)|
|• Water||103.24 km2 (39.86 sq mi)|
|• Urban||187.1 km2 (72.2 sq mi)|
|Area rank||64th largest in Finland|
|• Rank||6th largest in Finland|
|• Density||136.64/km2 (353.9/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||915.8/km2 (2,372/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Oulu (Swedish: Uleåborg) is a city in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is the biggest city in the Northern Finland. The population of Oulu was about 193,000 in January 2014. It is the sixth largest city in Finland.
There is a university in Oulu. The university is one of the largest in Finland, with over 15,000 students.
Oulu was established in 1605, so it is more than 400 years old. In the old days, Oulu was famous for selling tar all over the world.
Places to visit in Oulu
- Oulu Cathedral
- Hupisaaret Park
- The market and the old market hall
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