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Hamina

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Architectural Buildings · Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. It is located approximately 145km east of the country's capital Helsinki, in the Kymenlaakso region, and formerly the province of Southern Finland. The municipality's population is and covers an area of, of which is water. The population density is {{Infobox Finnish Municipality/population densityHamina. The population of the central town is approximately 10,000. Hamina is unilingually Finnish speaking.Valtatie 7 is the town's road connection to Helsinki, after it was upgraded to a continuous motorway in September 2014. Hamina is also one of the most important harbors of Finland. The port specializes in forest products and transit cargo to Russia. One of Google's three European data centers is situated in Hamina.HistoryVehkalahti county was mentioned in documents for the first time in 1336. At the proposal of Count Peter Brahe, the area surrounding the Vehkalahti church (nowadays St. Mary's Church) was separated from rest of Vehkalahti in 1653 and became a town called Vehkalahden Uusikaupunki (Veckelax Nystad in Swedish, "Newtown of Vehkalahti"). The town was destroyed during the Great Northern War in 1712.
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Hamina Old Town
Neighborhood
Hamina Old Town
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Hamina Town Hall ©
Architectural Building
Hamina Town Hall
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Duration: 30 minutes
Hamina Fortress ©
Architectural Building
Hamina Fortress
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Duration: 30 minutes
Statue of Varvara Shantina
Monument
Statue of Varvara Shantina
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Hamina

Repovesi National Park ©
National Park
Repovesi National Park Kouvola
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Duration: 8 hours
Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Theme Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park Kouvola
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Duration: 8 hours
World Heritage Site  - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
World heritage site
World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Kouvola
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Zsar Outlet Village ©
Factory Outlet
Zsar Outlet Village Virolahti
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Hamina

Main Building of Military School ©
Architectural Building
Main Building of Military School
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
Architectural Building
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
St. John's Church ©
Religious Site
St. John's Church
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Marian Kirkko ©
Church
Marian Kirkko
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Duration: 30 minutes