Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia. The city has a population of 76,500. Nearly a quarter of the population is between the ages of 16 and 29, and the university’s campus brings together more than 9,000 students.
Joensuu is a place where a peaceful environment meets a rich offering of culture and hobby opportunities. In July, during the Ilosaarirock Rock Festival, the city in full of tens of thousands of festival-goers, and the Rokumentti Film Festival will bring a boost to the autumn. Town also offers great theatre and music events throughout the year.
City is also referred to as the Forestry Capital of Europe. The beautiful scenery and the unspoilt lakes and rivers offer almost endless possibilities for sports and recreation. Indeed, Joensuu is home to approximately one hundred different sports clubs. Koli National Park, located near City of Joensuu, offers memorable national landscapes and hiking trails.