05 January 2013

#160 Lapua, Finland | FI-1631686

Old Rauma (FinnishVanha Rauma) is the wooden city centre of the town of Rauma, Finland. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The area of Old Rauma is about 0.3 km², with approximately six hundred buildings (counting both proper houses and smaller buildings like sheds) and about 800 people living in the area. The town of Rauma expanded outside the Old Rauma proper only in the early 19th century. The oldest buildings date from the 18th century, as two fires of 1640 and 1682 destroyed the town. Most buildings are currently inhabited and owned by private individuals, although along the two main streets and around the town square they are mainly out side in business use.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 1991

Date of Issue: November 5, 2012

Thank you, Riitta (pipsakka) !

Received on: January 5, 2013
Travel time: 7 days
Distance: 476 km (296 miles)

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