III District, Turku


III District, Turku

The III District is one of the central districts of Turku, Finland. It is located on the east side of the river Aura, between "Kaskenkatu" and "Martinkatu". The district is largely composed of the "Samppalinna" sports park, and includes sporting venues such as the Paavo Nurmi stadium as well as cultural sites such as the city theatre and the Wäinö Aaltonen museum.

Apart from the areas set aside for parks, the district is rather densely populated, and has a population of 3,222 (as of 2004) and an annual population growth rate of -0.09%. 5.00% of the district's population are under 15 years old, while 28.58% are over 65. The district's linguistic makeup is 87.18% Finnish, 11.17% Swedish, and 1.64% other.

See also

* Districts of Turku
* Districts of Turku by population


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