Did you know?
*Kuopio contains a nationally unique street system; every second street is a pedestrian and cycle street. The setup dates back to 1776 and still provides pedestrians with a “calm environment aside from the main street traffic.”
* Kuopio Airport serves commercial customers with passenger planes and shares runways with the Finnish Air force. During the Soviet Finnish war (1941-1944) the airport had to set up runways made of plywood.
* Kuopio is the home base of several musicians in Finnish heavy/thrash/death metal bands including Demilich, Mokoma, and Tarot.
* Oili Jokinen, center for the New York Rangers hockey team, and Kimmo Timonen, defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers were born in Kuopio where they learned to skate.
Minneapolis Kuopio Partnership