Annual Business and Technical Conference of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and Network of European National Healthy Cities Networks 24.-26.6.2015

Well-being expertise, beautiful nature and enjoyable living

Kuopio is widely known as a competitive, caring and tolerant urban centre of well-being expertise. Kuopio is also a major university city in Finland, located just 45 minutes flight away from capital Helsinki. The city of Kuopio has made many strategic choices to enhance the well-being of its citizens. 

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One third of Kuopio’s total area is water and half is covered by forests. Water, rich flora and hilly scenery are the essential characteristics of Kuopio. Beautiful nature and a pleasant living environment with good quality of services make Kuopio a city with proper quality of life.

Although Kuopio is a modern, developing growth centre, the inhabitants have not forgotten their roots – the genuine, positive local atmosphere is highly appreciated today. In addition to its friendly citizens, Kuopio is also well-known for several events like the international Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland Ice Marathon and a diversity of other activities.