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Port Live Cam, Croatia – Turku

by on Sep.24, 2016, under Cams, Finland

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Turku is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Southwest Finland. Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years.

After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued to be the most populous city in Finland until the end of the 1840s, and it remains a regional capital and an important business and cultural center.

Because of its long history, it has been the site of many important events, and has extensively influenced Finnish history. Along with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Turku was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2011. In 1996, it was declared the official Christmas City of Finland.

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Turku Live Cam, Croatia – Port

by on Sep.24, 2016, under Cams, Croatia

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Turku – city and port in southwestern Finland, the administrative center of the province of Varsinais-Suomi. The city is located at the confluence of the River Aura in the Archipelago Sea.

The city is officially bilingual: Finnish as their primary language used 87.7% of the population; Swedish is the mother tongue for 5.3% (2009).

Turku is considered the gateway to the West, and the European highway E-18 links it with both the St. Petersburg and Stockholm. The city is a major port, carrying freight and passenger traffic to the Åland Islands and Sweden. Turku Airport is the fifth largest and the second cargo in Finland.

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Opatija Live Cam, Croatia

by on Sep.24, 2016, under Cams, Croatia

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Opatija – resort city, located in the Bay of Kvarner Bay in Croatia. Since the XIX century, this area is becoming popular for rest and treatment, including through visits to the resort’s well-known politicians, aristocrats and cultural figures.

The convenient location at the foot of the city provides protection from the wind, creating a favorable microclimate, making it an attractive vacation in Opatija not only in summer but also in winter.

The resort is located 82 km from Pula, where the airport is located, and 15 km from Rijeka, where there is a major seaport and railway station.

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