Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries.
The city has a population of 217,093, growing to approximately 300,000 people in the conurbation and over 340,000 in the metropolitan area. Tampere is second-largest urban area and third most-populous municipality in Finland, after the Greater Helsinki municipalities of Helsinki and Espoo. In 2007, the entire Pirkanmaa region had around 470,000 residents, of which 230,000 were employed, and a turnover of 25 billion euros