Nastola

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

Nastola
Former municipality
Nastolan kunta
Nastola kommun
Nastola Church

Coat of arms
Location of Nastola in Finland
Coordinates: 60°57′N 025°56′E
CountryFinland
RegionPäijät-Häme
Sub-regionLahti sub-region
Charter1869
Consolidated2016
Government
  Municipality managerPauli Syyrakki
Area
  Total382.86 km2 (147.82 sq mi)
  Land324.19 km2 (125.17 sq mi)
  Water38.67 km2 (14.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2015-06-30)[2]
  Total14,905
  Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.nastola.fi

In the province of Southern Finland, Nastola 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 is unilingually Finnish.

List of villages

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

Attractions[4]

  • 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

References

  1. "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  2. "Väestötietojärjestelmä rekisteritilanne 30.06.2015" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. 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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