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Toppilansaari is a neighbourhood in the Tuira areain the city of Oulu, Finland. It is located on the south side of the Toppilansalmi strait. Toppilansaari was separated from the Hietasaari district while it was rezoned to residential development in the early 2000s. The westernmost part of the neighbourhood was the location for the Finnish Housing Fair in 2005. The Möljä Bridge over the Toppilansalmi strait connects Toppilansaari with the Toppila neighbourhood. The bridge was completed in 2012.
Oulu is a city and municipality of 202,753 inhabitants in the region of North Ostrobothnia, Finland. It is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the fifth most populous city in the country. There are no larger cities in the world, apart from Murmansk Russia, that are more northerly than Oulu. It is also considered one of Europe's "living labs", where residents experiment with new technology at a community-wide scale.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. Finland is a Nordic country and is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.
Hietasaari is a neighbourhood in the Tuira area in the city of Oulu, Finland. The neighbourhood consists of Mustasaari and Hietasaari islands, separated by the Mustasalmi strait, together with some smaller islands. Hietasaari is zoned as recreation area with only few people living in the neighbourhood permanently.
The Toppilansaari has been an island before, but it has connected into Mustasaari island due to the post-glacial rebound. The Toppila harbour used to occupy both sides of the Toppilansalmi Strait. The harbour has been closed for commercial traffic in 2012, but the activity has ceased since the 1990s. Toppilansaari has also been a historic villa area of which a few villas, like Villa Hannala has survived.
Post-glacial rebound is the rise of land masses after the lifting of the huge weight of ice sheets during the last glacial period, which had caused isostatic depression. Post-glacial rebound and isostatic depression are phases of glacial isostasy, the deformation of the Earth's crust in response to changes in ice mass distribution. The direct raising effects of post-glacial rebound are readily apparent in parts of Northern Eurasia, Northern America, Patagonia, and Antarctica. However, through the processes of ocean siphoning and continental levering, the effects of post-glacial rebound on sea level are felt globally far from the locations of current and former ice sheets.
Port of Oulu is a complex of three separate harbours located at the mouth of Oulujoki river in Oulu, Finland. Port of Oulu is a corporation owned by the City of Oulu. Annual average of 3 million tons of cargo is shipped on 500 vessels. Two of the ports, Nuottasaari and Oritkari, are also rail-served.
Villa Hannala is a historic villa in Toppilansaari, Oulu, Finland. Located at Kahvelitie 1, the villa was built in 1859 for the Snellman family. Decorations and a tower were added in the 1890s. After surviving the threat of demolition, the building became property of the city of Oulu. In 2004–2007 it was renovated by the adult educational centre of Oulu Polytechnic. Today, the villa is almost fully restored. A café was established for visitors.
The Toppila Power Station is a power station in the Toppila district in Oulu, Finland. It is one of the largest peat-fired power stations in the world, with an installed capacity of 210 MW of electric power and 340 MW of thermal power. The facility operates two units of 75 MWe and 145 MWe. The boiler was supplied by Tampella and Ahlstrom, and the turbines were supplied by Zamech, LMZ and Ganz. The power station is operated by Oulun Energia.
Tuira is a neighbourhood of the city of Oulu, Finland. It is located north of city centre across the Oulujoki River. After the first bridges over Oulujoki connecting Tuira with Oulu were built in 1869, population growth of Tuira accelerated and Tuira was annexed by city of Oulu from the neighbouring rural municipality in 1886. Until the 1970s Tuira was a neighbourhood of wooden townhouses, but the new zoning plan of 1969 changed it to a suburb of residential tower blocks.
Pikisaari is a neighbourhood of the city of Oulu, Finland. The neighbourhood consists of Pikisaari and Korkeasaari islands connected due to the post-glacial rebound. Pikisaari is located near the city centre in the estuary of Oulujoki River in between market square and Hietasaari island.
Myllytulli is a neighbourhood of the city centre area of Oulu, Finland.
Intiö is a neighbourhood of the city centre area of Oulu, Finland. It is located on the southern bank of the Oulu River in between Myllytulli and Värttö neighbourhoods.
The Oulu Museum of Art (OMA) is an art museum in the Myllytulli neighbourhood in Oulu. It is located on the edge of the Hupisaaret Islands park.
Linnanmaa is a neighbourhood of the Kaijonharju area of Oulu, Finland. The neighbourhood is located about five kilometers north of the city centre.
Koskikeskus is a neighbourhood in the Tuira area in the city of Oulu, Finland. The neighbourhood is located in the estuary of the river Oulujoki. The Tuira Bridges in Koskikeskus connect the city centre and Tuira neighbourhoods. The first bridges through the delta were built in late 1860s.
Hollihaka is a district of the city centre area of Oulu, Finland. It is bounded by the estuary of the Oulujoki river to the west, the Vanhatulli district to the north, the Leveri district to the east and the Nuottasaari district to the south. Together with the two latter districts, Hollihaka forms a neighbourhood called Heinäpää.
Vanhatulli is a district of the city centre area of Oulu, Finland. Together with the districts of Pokkinen and Vaara, Vanhatulli forms the central business district of Oulu. It is bounded by the estuary of the Oulujoki river to the west, the Pokkinen and Vaara districts to the north, the Leveri and Hollihaka districts to the south and the railway to the east.
Vihreäsaari is an uninhabited island and a neighbourhood in the Tuira area in the city of Oulu, Finland. It is separated from the Hietasaari island by the Johteensalmi strait.
Koskela is a district of Oulu, Finland. It is bounded by the National road 4 in the east and north, the Toppila and Taskila districts in the west and the Alppila district in the south.
The Möljä Bridge is a concrete beam bridge over the Toppilansalmi strait in Oulu, Finland. The bridge connects districts of Toppila and Toppilansaari. The bridge is 98 metres (322 ft) long, about 20 metres longer than the width of the Toppilansalmi strait at that point. Clearance beneath the bridge is 4 metres (13 ft).
Toppila is a district of Oulu, Finland. It is bounded by the Toppilansalmi strait in the south and west, railway in the east and the Taskila district in the north. The Möljä Bridge over the Toppilansalmi strait connects Toppila with the Toppilansaari district.
Karjasilta is a district in the Höyhtyä area in the city of Oulu, Finland. The district close to the city centre is bordered by the Raksila district to the north, Finnish national road 4 to the east, the Vanhatulli and Limingantulli districts to the west and the Nokela and Höyhtyä districts to the south.
The Hupisaaret Islands City Park is a public urban park in the Myllytulli district in central Oulu, Finland. The park is located in the delta of the River Oulu. The area was built as a public park in the 1860s, the first white wooden bridges that characterize the park were also built at the time.