Nuuksio

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Nuuksio
Noux
District of Espoo
Location of Nuuksio within Espoo
Location of Nuuksio within Espoo
Coordinates: 60°15′N 24°36′E / 60.250°N 24.600°E / 60.250; 24.600Coordinates: 60°15′N 24°36′E / 60.250°N 24.600°E / 60.250; 24.600
Country Finland
Municipality Espoo
Region Uusimaa
Sub-region Greater Helsinki
Main District Vanha-Espoo
Inner District(s) Nuuksionpää
Population (2006)
 • Total 123
Languages
 • Finnish 82.1 %
 • Swedish 17.1 %
 • Other 0.8 %
Jobs 54

Nuuksio (Finnish) or Noux (Swedish) is a district of Espoo, a city in Finland, best known for the Nuuksio National Park. The Solvalla Sports Institute is also located in Nuuksio.

Etymology[edit]

The Finnish name, Nuuksio, comes from the Swedish name, Noux, an old name which has had many forms, such as Noox (1540), Noosis (1541), Nooxby (1552) and Nowx (1556). The name has been thought to have been derived from the Sámi word njukča, meaning swan.[1]

Lake Mustalampi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymologies of the names of the districts of Espoo (in Finnish)

See also[edit]