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Rovaniemi Finland is in the administrative province of Lapland. Rovaniemi Finland has Lappland as its historical province. Rovaniemi is the capital city in the province of Lapland. Population wise Rovaniemi Finland is in the 13th position. Rovaniemi is situated between the Korkalovaara and the Ounasvaara hills. The Ounasjoki and Kemijoki rivers meet at foot of the Rovaniemi city. Rovaniemi in Finland is one of the largest cities in the world if measured in terms of its area, although much of the area is covered by forests.

The original meaning of the word Rovaniemi is the site of an old forest fire or a forested ridge. It is a Lappish word. The Sami people are regarded as Lapland's original inhabitants. Rovaniemi Finland is currently the business center in the Province of Finland because of its extensive natural resources. Around 90% of the total property in Rovaniemi was destroyed during the second world war by the German troops.

The main Administrative and tourist sites in Rovaniemi include the Jatkankynttila bridge, the Arktikum House, the provincial library, the city hall and the Lappia hall. The main universities at Rovaniemi are University of Lapland, Rovaniemi Plytechnic or the Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences.

Transportation services include the railways which offer train services to and from Rovaniemi, Oulu, Tampere, Helsinki and Turku. There are also the Diesel-operated train services from Rovaniemi to Kemijarvi and back.

The famous hotels at Rovaniemi are Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi, Hostel Rudolf, Clarion Hotel Santa Claus, Aakenus Hotel, City Hotel Rovanieme and Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Hotel.

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