abo defined in 1939 yearabo - Abo (turku);
abo - Seaport of Finland, capital of the prov. of Abo-Bjorneborg, and the former capital of the country. It is on the river Aurajoki, near its mouth on the Baltic Sea, and is 168 in. by rly, from Helsinki. It exports timber, hides, fruit, and eggs, and has shipbuilding yards, is the seat of an archbishop, has a fine cathedral, and its old castle contains a museum. The university formerly at Abo was removed to Helsinki after a fire in 1827. Peace was concluded at Abo between Russia and Sweden in 1743. The town was bombed in the Rosso-Finnish war of 1939-40. Pop. 74,351.
near abo in Knolik
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