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Seinäjoki is a mid-sized town located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The Town library, Lakeuden Risti church and central administrative buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto.

Seinäjoki is known for hosting two large summer events: Tangomarkkinat, which is a tango festival attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually, and Provinssirock, which is the biggest rock festival in Finland.

The asteroid 1521 Seinäjoki bears its name.

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Sights

  • the cross of the plains
  • Alvar Aalto's cultural and administrative centre
  • the Southern Ostrobothnia District Museum
  • the Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum
  • Törnävä church
  • the railway exhibition

Other points of interest

  • Törnävä tourist centre
  • the Suviyö trotting-race
  • the summer theatre
  • the Jouppilanvuori winter sports centre
  • the Seinäjoki City theatre
  • the traffic centre with six roads and five railway junctions
  • Provinssirock
  • Tangomarkkinat

Statistics

  • Population: 31,696 (2003)
  • Annual growth: 624
  • Area: 134.47 km²
    • of which is water: 5.57 km²
  • Population density: 245.9 inhabitants/km²

External links

  • Seinäjoki (http://www.seinajoki.fi/english/) - Official site

fi:Seinäjoki sv:Seinäjoki

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