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Things to do: sightseeing, museums
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is round 2}}.Salo is located between the capital Helsinki and the provincial capital Turku, 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.Today its main claim to notability is as a developing and manufacturing plant for Nokia, and can therefore be considered as the original home town of Nokia phones. Nokia also is one of biggest employers in this region.In Finnish salo means woodland, backwoods but also a wooded island. It is thought that Salo has meant the island that over thousand years ago existed to the south of the current town but is today a hill, not even very close to the sea.Salo is the birthplace of the president of Finland Sauli Niinistö.The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
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