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Tampere

About Tampere

206,368 in city
522 km² (202 mi²)
112 m
Tampere was founded as a market place around Tammerkoski river in 1775 by Gustav III and four years later, 1779, it was granted a full township status. Tampere quickly grew a major market place and industrial centre of Finland. In the latter half of 19th century, almost half of Finland's industrial workforce was at Tampere. City itself was originally rather small, only a few square kilometres. It was enlarged by joining some neighbouring areas to Tampere. Messukylä was incorporated in 1947, Aitolahti in 1966, Teisko in 1972 and finally Lielahti in 1950. Tampere has transformed itself from an industrial centre to information technology and arts centre. Old industrial areas around the Tammerkoski river are being converted to residential and office use and are quite sought after places.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
277 All Buildings
254
existing
5
under construction
4
planned
2
unbuilt
12
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere 290 ft 2014
2 Luminary 231 ft 2018
3 Hotel Ilves 208 ft 1986
4 Espantorni 180 ft 2015
5 Solaris 180 ft 2014