15 July 2015

#928 Lappeenranta, Finland

Lappeenranta (SwedishVillmanstrand) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the Russian border. It belongs to the region of South Karelia. With approximately 73,000 inhabitants (30 November 2014) 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. Lappeenranta is known as an international university city in Finland with Lappeenranta University of Technology and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences who together have an approximate of 13,000 students from 68 countries. Lappeenranta is also a commercial centre of South-East Finland and the meeting point of the EU and Russia, 215 km from both Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Location on the southern shore of Lake Saimaa makes the city the region’s centre for tourism. Lappeenranta is second most visited city in Finland after Helsinki and it competes with Helsinki for the largest share of tax-free sales in Finland. Lappeenranta is a model for renewable energies and a clean living environment. Lappeenranta was the only Finnish city to become one of the 14 finalists in the international Earth Hour City Challenge 2014, organized by WWF.

Date of Issue: May 8, 2015 | Europa 2015 'Old Toys'

Thank you, Sanna !

Sent on: July 13, 2015
Received on: July 14, 2015


Window On The World said...

Hey Janne !
I accidentally came here and I recognized that your blog is quite interesting and I like it !
I invite you to join competition on my blog. :)

Anu said...

Ooo, my old home town! :)