WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GIRLS 17
This tournament will be held in Varkaus, Finland, February 28-March 2, 2019.
THIS IS VARKAUS
Varkaus is a city in the province of Northern Savo in Finland. Varkaus has approximately 21,155 inhabitants. Varkaus is monolingual Finnish. However, the city is a so-called language island and in the city since 1919 the Swedish school in Varkaus, originally because formerly supervisory staff at Varkaus’s mill was largely recruited from Sweden and the Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia.
During the 18th century it was garrison variety to defend the Swedish border’s eastern border. The now-owned Stora Enso-owned Varkaus mill, which nowadays mainly manufactures ceilings, surface layers for Wellpapp, today employs approximately 400 people.