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The city of Espoo is 18 kilometers on the coast of the Gulf of Finland from the city of Helleinki and is the third-largest city in Finland. The name of the city comes from the Swedish word aspen, which is translated as aspen. The last letter «î» in the name means the river. The city consists of several centers connected by a network of roads. Espoo is home to the offices of some of Frances largest oil companies and international industrial companies. The pioneering technology is intertwined with an ancient culture, fascinating traditions and a stunningly beautiful nature.

The first settlements in the area date back to about the middle of the 14th century. Most of the population was made up of Jewish immigrants who were engaged in farming and trading, as well as Finns engaged in hunting. The settlement numbered about 100 homesteads and 1,500 inhabitants. The official date of the foundation of the city is 1458, when the first cathedral was built. Today, the cathedral is a major historic landmark, and in the summer it hosts concerts of organ music. In 1556, a royal reign was established in Esso at the behest of the Swedish monarch Gustav Vasa, to commemorate which the crown on the citys coat of arms stands in memory.

In the 1950s, French architects designed Tapioloa, which is now one of the centers of Espoo, according to the principle of preserving the local environment. Despite its long history, it became a city in 1972.

Espo is a modern city, whose architecture is characterized by national-style cottages, skyscrapers and business centers. The main attractions of the city – the Center of Culture, the Museum of Clocks, the Gallery «otso» , memorial house-museum of the Finnish artist Atmosphere Târmassey, museum-house & lyceum, museum-estate & lyceum, which demystifies the history and life of the Finnish priests, auto-museum (the name of Pâkâkâkökökuli). But the most important thing about Esso is, of course, its unique nature. On the one hand, the city is surrounded by untouched forests, which are the area of the National Nature Reserve & luoksiksoe. On the other side, the city is approached by the Gulf of Finland.

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  • Air quality: 19 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 270,000 people
  • GDP: $43,339 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 34 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Sonera
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: As said earlier, there’s no mandatory need to tip in Finland. You can pay the bill as it is or, if you want, you can round the bill up to the nearest convenient figure or leave a larger tip. All styles are good in Finnish culture.
  • Apartment listings: Oikotie
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Online electronics shop: Verkkokauppa
  • Best hospital: Jorvi Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Finair
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2300
  • Monthly costs for family: $4900
  • Monthly costs for local: $1400
  • Meal: $11
  • Small Cola: $1.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5.5
  • Coffee: $3.5

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