Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the
largest inland centre in the Nordic countries.
Currently there are 220,446 inhabitants (31.12.2013) in Tampere, and close to half a million inhabitants in Tampere Region,
which comprises Tampere and its neighbouring municipalities.
Tampere is one of the three most
rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business.
In 2010 and 2012, the City of Tampere came
first in an image survey comparing the largest cities in Finland. It was also
the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving.