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The Geographical Society of Turku was founded in 17th of March 1961. Founding members were at the time 46. Assisting professor Olavi Granö was the fist chairman of the board.
The Society has strong traditions as a bonding factor of geographers in Turku and surrounding areas. The Society has hosted numerous presentations over the years and organised field trips in different geographically interesting locations. From 2006 onwards the society has also been organising development cooperation projects.
In 2011 the GST was celebrating its 50 year journey.