Khiytola

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Coordinates: 61°14′N 29°42′E / 61.233°N 29.700°E / 61.233; 29.700

Khiytola (Russian: Хийтола; Finnish: Hiitola) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Lakhdenpokhsky District of the Republic of Karelia, Russia.

History[edit]

The Finnish name of the settlement (Hiitola) derives from "Hiisi", the name of a forest spirit in the Karelian-Finnish mythology.[1]

Before the Winter War it was a municipality of the Viipuri Province of Finland.

Transportation[edit]

Khiytola railway station is a railway junction of the Vyborg–Joensuu and St. Petersburg–Khiytola railways. It has direct suburban connections with Vyborg, Sortavala, and Kuznechnoye. A long-distance train between St. Petersburg and Kostomuksha calls at Khiytola every second day.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Eeva Kilpi (b. 1928), feminist writer
  • Martti Talvela (1935–1989), opera singer (see, for example, Pekka Hako, The Unforgettable Martti Talvela/Unohtumaton Martti Talvela, 2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Андрей Сыров. "Забытые достопримечательности западной части Карельского перешейка. Путеводитель". Издательство "Центрполиграф", Санкт-Петербург, 2012. Стр. 330
  2. ^ Расписание электричек по станции Хийтола (in Russian). Yandex. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

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