Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Finland - South Karelia - Lappeenrata

Views of Lappeenrata, a tiny town in Finland near Russian border.

Sent by Nina from Helsinki, Finland.

This is from Wikipedia : Lappeenranta (Swedish: Villmanstrand) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Russian border. It belongs to the region of South Karelia. With approximately 72,000 inhabitants (31 March 2010) Lappeenranta is the 13th largest city in Finland. The neighboring municipality of Joutseno was consolidated with Lappeenranta on January 1, 2009, and the neighboring municipality of Ylämaa on January 1, 2010.

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