The Church of St. Lawrence in Lohja
Location of Lohja in Finland
|• City manager||Mika Sivula|
|• Total||1,109.73 km2 (428.47 sq mi)|
|• Land||349.41 km2 (134.91 sq mi)|
|• Water||91.78 km2 (35.44 sq mi)|
|Area rank||82nd largest in Finland|
|• Rank||23rd largest in Finland|
|• Density||134.31/km2 (347.9/sq mi)|
|Population by native language|
|• Finnish||93.6% (official)|
|• Swedish||4% (official)|
|Population by age|
|• 0 to 14||18.7%|
|• 15 to 64||66.4%|
|• 65 or older||14.9%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Municipal tax rate||19.5%|
Lohja (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈlohjɑ]; Swedish: Lojo) is a city and municipality in the Uusimaa region of Finland. The city has a population of 47,518 (2017), and it covers an area of 1,109.73 square kilometres (428.47 sq mi) of which 91.78 km2 (35.44 sq mi), or 8.3 percent, is water. The population density of Lohja is 134.31 inhabitants per square kilometre (347.9/sq mi). The municipality is bilingual, with the majority being Finnish and minority Swedish speakers. Lohja has the fourth-most summer houses of any municipality in Finland, with 8,468 located within the city as of June 2018. Lohja is located near Greater Helsinki, and it benefits from a good road network. It takes less than an hour to drive from Helsinki to Lohja on the E18 motorway.
The landscape of Lohja is characterized by manors and gardens. Its area is divided by the Lohja ridge, which forms a watershed for the largest lake system in Uusimaa, Lohjanjärvi. The medieval Church of St. Lawrence is the architectural highlight of downtown Lohja, which also includes a heterogeneous mix of buildings mostly dating from the 1960s onwards. The Lohja library, which was opened in 2005, is a distinctly modern building 
Lohja has been a focal point for the population and economy of western Uusimaa since the early 14th century. citation needed] The local inhabitants were among the pioneers of the Finnish mining and construction material industries. Lohja has long-established traditions in horticulture and especially in market gardening. These traditions are represented by the [
Mika Sivula is the city manager of Lohja. The city manager oversees the city committee. In addition to the city committee, Lohja has a 51-seat municipal council. The parties represented in the council as well as their seat counts are listed below.
|Social Democratic Party||11|
|National Coalition Party||10|
|Swedish People's Party||1|
2015 parliamentary election
|Social Democratic Party||25,5%|
|National Coalition Party||16,5%|
|Swedish People's Party||3,1%|
citation needed] The most notable are the Lohja Summer Cultural Festival, the Apple Carnival organized by representatives of business and commerce, the retailers' Hurlumhei Carnival and the Old Time Christmas market continue the tradition of fairs dating back to the Middle Ages.[
The Doom Metal band Reverend Bizarre hails from Lohja.
One unique experience is the Tytyri limestone mine, which has a museum located 100 metres under ground. This attraction and exhibitions can be reached using either an old mine wagon or a modern lift. Other places of note are:
- Lohja museum area
- The surroundings of Lohjanjärvi
- The gothic Church of St. Lawrence which dates from the 15th century
- Kisakallio Sport college
- Floating Restaurant-Café Kaljaasi
- Alitalo vineyard
- St. Lawrence Golf and the recreation bath Neidonkeidas
Lohjan Pallo is the football team of the city.
The municipality of Lohja was consolidated with the city of Lohja in 1997, and the municipality of Sammatti in 2009. The municipalities of Karjalohja and Nummi-Pusula were consolidated with Lohja in 2013.
Lohja is twinned with:
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- Tytyri Mine Museum