Tuuri

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Lucky Shoe Monument, the symbol of Tuuri

Tuuri is a village in Alavus, a city of Finland.

Tuuri is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Etelä-Pohjanmaa region. The village has a population of 500. The name "Tuuri" originates in the old Finnish god of luck, harvest and success, Tuuri; he was the equivalent of Norse Thor and Estonian Taara.[citation needed] In Modern Finnish the appellative tuuri means luck.

The village is known for the second biggest department store in Finland, Veljekset Keskinen. The massive golden horseshoe erected over the shopping mall stands at number three in Reuters' list of world's ugliest buildings and monuments.[1]

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Coordinates: 62°36′N 23°45′E / 62.600°N 23.750°E / 62.600; 23.750