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Hamina Facts
  • Where is Hamina located?
    Hamina is located in the county of Kymenlaakso, Southern Finland. It's 150 kilometers east of the capital city of Helsinki and 250 kilometers west of St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • How old is the town of Hamina?
    Over 350 years! It dates to the year 1653, when it was known as Vehkalahti. The name was changed to Hamina in the 1700s.

  • How big is Hamina?
    Approximately 1,346 square kilometers, more than half of which is under water.

    The old flag tower in Hamina

  • What's the population of Hamina?
    According to the most recent data, approximately 21,400 people reside in Hamina.

  • What drives the economy of Hamina?
    Over 93% of the jobs in Hamina are service or industry related. The port of Hamina is the local economy's engine and is home to 10 port operators and 170 related firms.

  • How do I get to Hamina?
    If traveling by car, take Highway 18 east from Helsinki. Under normal driving conditions, it should take around 2 hours. You can also get here by bus. For timetable and ticket info, visit Matkahuolto.

Sources: Town of Hamina and Port of Hamina websites

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