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Rauma in nutshell

The city of Rauma was founded in 1442, that is 50 years before Columbus found America 🙂
It is the third oldest city in Finland (after Turku and Porvoo).

It is the 27th town in size with its 40,000 residents.

Rauma is a home to 2 Unesco World Heritage Sites such as ..
1. a unique Nordic wooden town Old Rauma
2. a Bronze Age burial site Sammallahdenmäki

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Other numbers:

  • Land area 495 square kilometres, sea area 626 km 2
  • Distances: Helsinki 240 km, Tampere 140 km, Turku 92 km, Pori 50 km
    80 inhabitants per km2 land
  • 114 Swedish-speaking, 0.3 % of population
  • 1710 other nationalities, 4.3 % of population

Welcome to Rauma!

Summer holiday started on the S-W coast of Finland and I just graduated the Rauma tour guiding course!
Come visit Rauma for business or pleasure. Contact me to be your guide! I show you the historically old (UNESCO) town or introduce you to local businesses. Business agent (my nickname is brilliant fixer) and a tour guide, both same person? Yes I can! See more here

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