Monday, October 03, 2005

Manchester of the North!

The Swedish King Gustav III signed the founding document of the City of Tampere on 1/10/1779.

Tampere grew and became the main industrial centre of Finland in the 19th century.

The town's industrial nature in the 19th and 20th centuries gave it the nickname 'Manchester of the North.'


Most of the Industries have now been transformed into superb cultural centres, bars and restaurants.