Salò, Southwest Finland, Finland

🇫🇮 Salo is a town and municipality of Finland. It is located in the Southwest Finland region. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Salo is located between the capital Helsinki (distance 114 km (71 mi)) and the provincial capital Turku (distance 52 km (32 mi)), making it a busy small city. The short distance from these bigger cities keeps the Salo region and its business life growing. Farming also plays a considerable part in the area. Salo's neighbouring municipalities are Koski Tl, Lohja, Kimitoön, Marttila, Paimio, Raseborg, Sauvo and Somero. It also is sister cities with Saint Anthony Village of Minnesota.

Once the town's main claim to fame, Salo had a large consumer electronics and mobile phone industry, with a manufacturing plant operated by Nokia and briefly by Microsoft Mobile in the 2010s until it was shut down. Nokia was once the dominant employer in the town, and the plant's closure in 2015 has led to high unemployment. Salo is the birthplace of the president of Finland Sauli Niinistö.

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Salò has a population of over 51,563 people. Salò also forms one of the centres of the wider Southwest Finland region which has a population of over 479,341 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Salò is twinned with: 🇪🇪 Anija, Estonia; 🇪🇪 Elva, Estonia; 🇭🇺 Gárdony, Hungary; 🇭🇺 Nagykanizsa, Hungary; 🇩🇰 Odder, Denmark; 🇩🇪 Puchheim, Germany; 🇷🇺 Rzhev, Russia; 🇺🇸 St. Anthony, Minnesota, USA 🇨🇳 Wuhan, China; 🇻🇳 Da Nang City, Vietnam.

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