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The city of Turku is an administrative centre of a province the Western Finland, is located in a southwest of the country in a mouth of Aurajoki river.
The city is widely stretched on the both coasts of Aurajoki close to its mouth. The river crosses Turku from northeast to southwest. A lay-out in the city centre is rectangular - all streets last either in parallel the river, or perpendicular to it. Central square Kauppatori (i.e. Market-square) is located in a right-bank part of Turku. All the main sights are concentrated at Aurajoki's coasts.
The atmosphere of this region in many respects is defined by the sea. The coastal area around of present city Turku refers to Varsinais-Suomi, in translation "Actual Finland", or "Native Finland" because it was one of the centers, gradual settling the country whence had begun from there.
From the XVIIth century Swedes founded trading numerous settlements on the coast, basically for export of wood and pitch necessary for military fleet of the country.
Swedes concern to this region with curiosity, naming it "parallel Sweden" (Parallels verige).
Turku is the basic port connecting Finland with Sweden and Aland islands. Numerous sea vessels ply along southern coast of the country.
Ferry moorings are in 3 kilometers to a southwest from the city centre. We have taken advantage of ferry Silja-line to go from Turku to Stockholm.
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