Nastola

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Nastola
Former municipality
Nastolan kunta
Nastola Church
Nastola Church
Coat of arms of Nastola
Coat of arms
Location of Nastola in Finland
Location of Nastola in Finland
Coordinates: 60°57′N 025°56′E / 60.950°N 25.933°E / 60.950; 25.933Coordinates: 60°57′N 025°56′E / 60.950°N 25.933°E / 60.950; 25.933
Country Finland
Region Päijät-Häme
Sub-region Lahti sub-region
Charter 1869
Consolidated 2016
Government
 • Municipality manager Pauli Syyrakki
Area[1]
 • Total 382.86 km2 (147.82 sq mi)
 • Land 324.19 km2 (125.17 sq mi)
 • Water 38.67 km2 (14.93 sq mi)
Population (2015-06-30)[2]
 • Total 14,905
 • Density 45.98/km2 (119.1/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.nastola.fi

Nastola is a former municipality of Finland. It was merged to the city of Lahti on 1 January 2016.[3]

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijät-Häme region. The municipality had a population of 14,905 (30 June 2015)[2] and covered an area of 382.86 km2 (147.82 sq mi) of which 38.67 km2 (14.93 sq mi) was water.[1] The population density was 45.9761/km2 (119.078/sq mi). Nastola is located between two major cities: Lahti and Kouvola.

The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

List of villages[edit]

Arrajoki, Immilä, Koiskala, Lankila, Pyhäntaka, Ruuhijärvi, Uusikylä, Vanaja, Villähde, Kirkonkylä, Rakokivi, Seesta- Luhtaanmaa, Järvinen, Tapiola.

Attractions[4][edit]

  • Pajulahti, a sports institute and a leisure center
  • Anni Kaste Memorial stone
  • Defenders of the home country memorial stone
  • Nastola cemetery
  • German memorial
  • King's Ridge observation tower
  • King's fountain
  • Ruuhijärvi cultural landscape
  • Mountain Troll's observation tower
  • Engel's storehouse
  • Immilä mill
  • Nastola church
  • Nastola history museum
  • Taarasti art centre

Notable people from Nastola[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Väestötietojärjestelmä rekisteritilanne 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Ojansivu, Merja (25 January 2015). "Lahti ja Nastola yhdistyvät ensi vuoden alusta". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Helsinki: Sanoma Media Finland Oy. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.verkkonikkarit.fi/matkailu/visit-nastola/

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