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City of Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta (founded 1649) is the administrative, business and cultural centre of the South Karelia region. The eleventh-largest Finnish city by number of inhabitants
(58 000), Lappeenranta is a city known for its friendly and good-humoured people, its natural beauty, its happy Karelian character and its good prospects for the future.

Cottage on the island

Lappeenranta is situated on the beautiful Lake Saimaa. Wouldn't it be nice to live on this island - only 500 m from the city!

Saimaa Canal - worth of visiting

This waterway from Lake Saimaa to the Gulf of Finland, with a total length of almost 43 kilometres, was inaugurated in 1968. The difference between the water levels of Lake Saimaa and the Gulf of Finland totals 76 metres, which has been offset by means of eight locks; three of which are situated on the Finnish side of the border.
The best way to learn more about the Canal is to take a sightseeing tour or a canal cruise from Lappeenranta to Viborg in Russia!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lake Saimaa and nice, friendly people!
  • Cons:Contact me when you are coming!
  • In a nutshell:Lappeenranta - the pearl of Saimaa
  • Last visit to Lappeenranta: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Nov 6, 2002
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