Toijala

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Toijala is a former town and municipality of Finland, located some 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Tampere. On 1 January 2007, it was consolidated with Viiala to form the town of Akaa.

Toijala is known as an important railway crossroads. The Helsinki–Tampere and Turku–Tampere tracks meet at Toijala railway station.

Toijala is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality had a population of 8,305 (end of April 2004) and covered an area of 58.60 square kilometres (22.63 sq mi) of which 7.72 km2 (2.98 sq mi) is water. The population density (as of 31 December 2003) was 163.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (423 /sq mi). The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

On 4 April 2014, ten residents of Toijala became multi-millionaires when they won the record Eurojackpot of €57 million.[1]

VR Class Tr1 steam locomotive no. 1088 in Toijala

Famous people connected with Toijala[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Toijala is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://yle.fi/uutiset/lucky_finns_win_57_million_in_eurojackpot_lottery/7175612
  2. ^ Emeritusprofessori Pertti Hemánus on kuollut yle 31 December 2012 (Finnish)
  3. ^ "Nanchang City and Sister Cities Intercommunion". Nanchang Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and Nanchang Municipal Government. Nanchang Economic Information Center. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Toijala at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 61°10′00″N 23°52′05″E / 61.16667°N 23.86806°E / 61.16667; 23.86806