"Nokia - Hearth of Finnish electronics" Top 5 Page for this destination Nokia by akkipaa

Nokia Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 128 photos

Town of Industry

Nokia is one of the Tampere's neighbor towns, others are Ylöjärvi, Pirkkala, Lempäälä, Kangasala and Orivesi. It's a home of more than 30 000 inhabitants and one of the most important industrial towns in Finland. Many Finnish brands have origin in Nokia, soft paper, car tires and electronics.

As usual, there is a river floating through the town and that is the source of the welfare, first industries were born to produce wooden products and electric like in Tampere rapids also. The etymology of the name is not surely known, it might have basis in beaver (majava) or sable (soopeli). With small letters, nokia, is plural partitive of soot (or carbon black) which suit well because of the industrial pipes pushing smog.

The Nokia corporation was originally born 1868 as a wood grindery (Nokia Aktiebolaget). The company faced serious troubles and Suomen Gummitehdas (Gum factory of Finland) bought it in 1920's. Finally the corporation bought Suomen Kaapelitehdas (Cable factory of Finland) and they all merged to Nokia Corporation in the beginning of 1967. Soft paper, cables, gum boots and tires were the basis of electronic blow up and finally cell phones and network equipment they still are producing all over the world.

Nokia river to West

Nokia river to East

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nature, forest and industrial soul
  • Cons:The town is quite ugly and cold
  • In a nutshell:Tho town has an industrial hearth
  • Last visit to Nokia: Jan 2013
  • Intro Written Jan 5, 2013
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  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    good to know about Nokia WC paper but the most impressive here is the 10kg salmon! :)

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Of course i knew Nokia fones came from Finland and Sweden but i never knew there was a town called Nokia

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Jan 18, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      I did not know that either!

    • akkipaa's Profile Photo
      Jan 18, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      We know what we know and at least I am every day increasing my small knowledge of the world.

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