Turku, with its surrounding municipalities, is an energetic centre of growth in the Baltic Sea area. The versatile livelihood structure, top class selection of education, culture, and services, as well as the beautiful archipelago, form a magnetic combination in Turku.
There are around 184 000 residents in Turku. The entire region has over 310 000 residents. A great portion of Turku residents are students. The city has two universities and four higher education institutions with over 35 000 students altogether.
In addition to residents, students and companies, Turku attracts tourists. Turku is one of the most popular travel and congress destinations in Finland.
The City of Turku co-operates actively with other cities and various interest groups both in Finland and abroad. Turku has offices in St. Petersburg and Brussels together with the Regional Council of Southwest Finland.