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Lohja

 
Lohja Lohja is a city of about 36,000 inhabitants by the Lohjanjrvi lake. The city prides in being famous for its apples and appletrees can indeed be found in almost every garden. It is the nature that surrounds the centre that makes Lohja an appealing summer destination. The lake is the biggest one in Southern Finland and a popular leisure destination - whenever the Finnish summer allows it, the beaches are full of sun bathers and children. The city centre has all the amenities and shops needed but it is not an ideal shopping location per se. The capital of Finland, Helsinki, is only 60 kilometers away and buses run regularly. The architecture is a mix of 50's and 60's buildings combined with a few modern houses. New h...
 

Aland Island

 
Aland Island The Aland Islands group, comprising over 6000 islands, is located in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. The main language is Swedish, dating back from the 13th century when the islands still belonged to the King of Sweden. At the beginning of the 19th century, Aland was claimed by Russia and it was not until 1921 that it was restored to its Scandinavian 'owner' again, it this instant, Finland. Although the islands have a certain form of autonomy, they still form a province of Finland nowadays, not in the least because Finland' guaranteed the preservation of the Swedish language, culture and self-government. ...
 

Espoo

 
Espoo Espoo is Finlands second largest city and quite original in urban structure. The city consists of five district centres, all of them as large as a normal Finnish town, connected perfectly by public transport to one another and to Nuuksio National Park and the green countryside. One of the best known districts is probably Tapiola, the carefully designed garden city, in which inhabitants, nature and architecture are in harmony with each other. The high-tech city, which is only a quarter of an hour from Helsinki, boasts several interesting museums and festivals, such as the April Jazz festival and the Espoo Cin International Film Festival. ...
 

Helsinki

 
Helsinki Helsinki is often regarded as the economical capital of Scandinavia, with important wordwide businesses, such as Nokia and Laponia Jewellery, having based their headquarters here. Helsinki is situated on the south coast of Finland facing. The city of Helsinki was initially a small fishing town until 1812 when this was modernized under russian rule. Carl Engel - an architecht from Lublin in Germany - was asked to come to Helsinki and re-design it. Great buildings such as the Tuomionkirkko (meaning: State Cathedral) were designed in a mixture of Gothic renaissance and russian orthodox allthough the church today remains Angelic-Lutheran. During WW2 ( after russian occupation - independence given in 1918 ) Helsinki wa...
 

 

 

 

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