The bear hunting spear heads in the coat of arms refer to old hunting practices, and to the peasant soldier Olli Tiainen, who went against persecutors.

Nurmes is surrounded by vast, forested hills and the northern part of Lake Pielinen.

On the outskirts of the town, the Bomba house and Karelian village show the many sides of rich Karelian culture.

Kirkkokatu 14 (former state office building)
FI-75500 Nurmes

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