Jakobstad


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Jakobstad

(yäk`o͝opstäd') or

Pietarsaari

(pē`ĕtärsä'rē), city (1996 pop. 19,905), Western Finland prov., W Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia. It is an important port and industrial center. More than half the inhabitants speak Swedish. The city was founded in 1652. The Finnish national poet J. L. RunebergRuneberg, Johan Ludvig
, 1804–77, Finnish national poet. In 1837 he became a teacher of Latin and Greek at Porvoo near Helsinki. Runeberg's simple and realistic style helped to check the tendency toward false rhetoric in Scandinavian literature.
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 was born (1804) there.
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Born in the winter of 1941, Stenman grew up in a small Swedish-speaking village in the west of Finland, not far from the coastal city of Jakobstad.
Researchers from McGill and Concordia universities observed pedestrians in nine cities around the world - Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands; Kilmarnock and Glasgow in Scotland; Rousse in Bulgaria; Gliwice in Poland Oulu and Jakobstad in Finland; Sion in Switzerland; and Ithaca in the United States - and their study lasted over 170 days from late fall to early summer.
Kuure, of Jakobstad, Finland, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare.
In Jakobstad Swedish divides along class lines, with hinterland dialects converting to a lower-class Jakobstad sociolect in the course of twentieth-century migration.
Chamber Choirs: 1, Cywair, Castellnewydd Emlyn, Wales; 2, Concentus, Brasov, Romania; 3, The Bel Canto Chamber Choir, Jakobstad, Finland.
The 26-year-old Dane sat impassively in the dugout beside youngster Alan Reid as his Easter Road team-mates did their pre-match stretches on the Staden Jakobstad pitch.
As an example, on a local level in Jakobstad, Finland, the problem was noticed as the Internet access to the UK and other locations ground to a halt.
Dassault Systemes has a team dedicated to marine customers and recently launched an initiative in Jakobstad in Finland, where one of Baltic Yacht's production plants is located, to support the local marine industry.
Contact point(s): Staden Jakobstad / Upphandlingsenheten
In the 1990s a sociolinguistic project, "Urban Colloquial Swedish in Finland," was carried out in four towns in this area: Jakobstad and Kristinestad in the northern area of Ostrobothnia, and Ekengis and Lovisa in Nyland in the southern area.
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