Tikkakoski

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Tikkakoski
District of Jyväskylä
Tikkakosken ylaaste ja lukio.jpg
Tikkakoski Secondary School
CountryFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Province Western Finland
Region Central Finland
Sub-region Jyväskylä sub-region
City Jyväskylä
Ward Tikkakoski-Nyrölä
Population
 (2010)
  Total6,000 [1]
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
41160 TIKKAKOSKI

Tikkakoski is a northernmost residential area of Jyväskylä, Finland, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city centre. It has a population of 6,000. [1]

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The Jyväskylä Airport, Aviation Museum of Central Finland, and a Finnish Air Force base, with the FAF Headquarters, the Finnish Air Force Academy, Air Force Band, and the C4I Materiel Command, are all located in Tikkakoski. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tikkakoski" (in Finnish). City of Jyväskylä. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2010.

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Coordinates: 62°24′N025°38′E / 62.400°N 25.633°E / 62.400; 25.633