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Encyclopedia > Lahti
Lahden kaupunki
Coat of Arms
City Lahti (1905)
Administrative Province Southern Finland
Region Päijänne Tavastia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

154,51 km²
134,95 km²
19,56 km²
Population
Density
100 049 (2006)
730/km²
Location within Finland
Location within Finland

Lahti (Lahtis in Swedish) is a Finnish city of 100,049 inhabitants (2006), bordering the Vesijärvi lake. It became a city in 1905. Originally a part of Hollola, it has since grown considerably larger than its current neighbor. The symbol of the city is a burning train wheel. The terrain is unusually hilly, the city being situated on a series of ridges created in the last glacial period. Coat of arms of Lahti City (Finland) This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Chicago from the air. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... The Province of Southern Finland is a province of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Päijänne Tavastia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Lahti Categories: GFDL images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Lahti Categories: GFDL images ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vesijärvi is a lake of 111km2 in the Enonselkä Basin of Lahti in southernFinland. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Hollola is a municipality of Finland. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


Lahti is best known for its annually held World Cup winter games called "Salpausselän kisat". The city endeavours for achievements in sport, which has led to such things as the hosting of a World Games event. The city also has an Association Football (soccer) club, FC Lahti, and an ice hockey team, the Lahti Pelicans. Lahti also has perhaps the best known symphony orchestra in Finland, Sinfonia Lahti. It concentrates on Sibelius's music. IWGA logo The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... FC Lahti is a Finnish football club, based in the town of Lahti. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Pelicans is a Finnish ice hockey team playing in SM-liiga based at Lahden jäähalli (capacity 5098), Lahti. ... Sibelius redirects to this article. ...


It is also a significant railroad crossroad and the site of two enormous radio masts, which once were used for the longwave transmitter of the Finnish broadcasting company. Nowadays the former transmitter building holds a museum. Lahti also harbours cultural ambitions, and recent years saw the building of a large congress & concert center, the Sibelius Hall. This has sparked much controversy amongst the population, many of whom feel that the money used for these purposes would be better spent on health care and education. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Longwave transmitter Lahti was a facility for longwave transmission at Lahti. ... Longwave radio frequencies are those below 500 kHz, which correspond to wavelengths longer than 600 meters. ... The Sibelius Hall is a concert hall in Lahti, Finland, named after composer Jean Sibelius. ... Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions [1]. The organised provision of such services may constitute a healthcare system. ...


In the educational sector, Lahti is modest, with the notable exception of the Lahti Polytechnic's renowned Institute Of Design.

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Sibelius Hall in Lahti
Sibelius Hall in Lahti
Lahti Stadion
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Lahti Stadion
Church of Mukkula
Church of Mukkula
  • Town status granted 1905
  • Province: Southern Finland
  • Region: Päijät-Häme (Lahti Region)
  • Administrative status: Regional capital
  • Population of municipality: ca. 98,500
  • Population of Päijät-Häme region: ca. 198,923
  • Area
    • Total surface area 154.5 km²
    • Land surface area 134.9 km²
    • Water area 19.6 km²
    • Area included in town plan 64.3 km²
    • Population density /km² land 728

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 123 KB) Sibelius Hall of Lahti Building: a music and congress hall named after Jean Sibelius, the composer Built: 2000 Architects: Hannu Tikka and Kimmo Lintula Geographical position: N 60°59. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 123 KB) Sibelius Hall of Lahti Building: a music and congress hall named after Jean Sibelius, the composer Built: 2000 Architects: Hannu Tikka and Kimmo Lintula Geographical position: N 60°59. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1350x963, 316 KB) Lahti, Finland: the stadium July 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lahti Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1350x963, 316 KB) Lahti, Finland: the stadium July 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lahti Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 109 KB) The church of the Evangelic-Lutheran parish of Mukkula File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lahti Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x683, 109 KB) The church of the Evangelic-Lutheran parish of Mukkula File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lahti Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Päijänne Tavastia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. ... Founded 1550 Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area[1] - Of which land - Rank 185. ... One of the Helsinki-Vantaas runways Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK) in Vantaa, Finland, is the main airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. ... Tampere (Swedish name Tammerfors) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes: Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ... Turku (IPA: , Swedish:  ), founded in the 13th century, is the oldest and fifth largest city in Finland, with a population of 174,868 (as of 2005). ... Location of Jyväskylä in Finland Jyväskylä (IPA: /jyʋæsËŒkylæ/) is a city located in central Finland, 140 km from Tampere and 270 km from Helsinki, near Lake Päijänne and Lake Keitele. ... Lappeenranta (or Villmanstrand in Swedish) is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. ... Kouvola is a small town in southeastern Finland. ... Hämeenlinna or Tavastehus in Swedish is a municipality and city of about 47,000 inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. ... City Oulu (1605) Administrative Province Oulu province Historical Province Ostrobothnia Area (2004-01-01)  â€“ Total (excl. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and...

Trivia

The asteroid 1498 Lahti was named after the city by its discoverer, the Finnish astronomer Yrjö Väisälä. Asteroid, minor planet, and planetoid are synonyms, and are used to indicate a diverse group of small celestial bodies that drift in the solar system in orbit around the Sun. ... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a person whose area of interest is astronomy or astrophysics. ... Yrjö Väisälä (IPA: ) (September 6, 1891 - July 21, 1971) was a Finnish astronomer and physicist. ...


Born in Lahti

Jari Olavi Litmanen (born February 20, 1971 in Lahti) is a Finnish footballer, widely considered the countrys greatest ever. ... Paula Marja Johanna Harmokivi (born May 20, 1975 in Lahti) is a former freestyle swimmer from Finland, who competed for her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Janne Ahonen Janne Ahonen (born May 11, 1977 in Lahti, Finland) is a Finnish ski jumper. ... Pasi Nurminen (born December 17, 1975 in Lahti, Finland) is a Finnish retired ice hockey goaltender. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Mikko Ilonen (born December 18, 1979 in Lahti, Finland) is a professional golf player. ...

Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Nickname: Höfuðstaður Norðurlands (Capital of North Iceland) Location in Iceland Coordinates: Constituency Northeast Area    - City 125 km²  (48. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... VästerÃ¥s [vÉ›stÉ™roːs] is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100 km west of Stockholm. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Ålesund (or Aalesund) is a city and municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway. ...

External links

  • Lahti's Official City Website
  • Lahti travel guide from Wikitravel


Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. ...

Municipalities of Päijänne Tavastia
Artjärvi | Asikkala | Hartola | Heinola | Hollola | Hämeenkoski | Kärkölä | Lahti | Nastola | Orimattila | Padasjoki | Sysmä
Päijänne Tavastia | Southern Finland | Finland


Coordinates: 60°58′N 25°40′E The 12 municipalities of Päijänne Tavastia in Finland are divided on two sub-regions: Lahti Sub-region Artjärvi (Artsjö) Asikkala Hollola Hämeenkoski Kärkölä Lahti (Lahtis) Nastola Orimattila Padasjoki Heinola Sub-region Hartola Heinola Sysmä See also Southern Finland Regions of Southern Finland Category: Municipalities... Artjärvi (Artsjö in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. ... Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. ... Hartola is a municipality of Finland. ... Heinola Heinola is located in southern Finland, amidst waterways, ridges and forests, making a real gem at the gate to the lake district in Finland. ... Hollola is a municipality of Finland. ... Hämeenkoski (formerly Koski Hl, see Koski Tl) is a municipality of Finland. ... Kärkölä is a municipality of Finland. ... Nastola is a municipality of Finland. ... Orimattila is a municipality of Finland. ... Padasjoki is a municipality of Finland. ... Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. ... Päijänne Tavastia is a region (maakunta / landskap) in Southern Finland south of the lake Päijänne. ... The Province of Southern Finland is a province of Finland. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Lahti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
Lahti (Lahtis in Swedish) is a Finnish city of 98,253 inhabitants (2003), bordering the Vesijärvi lake.
Lahti also harbours cultural ambitions, and recent years saw the building of a large congress and concert center, the Sibelius Hall.
In the educational sector, Lahti is modest, with the notable exception of the Lahti Polytechnic's renowned Institute Of Design.
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