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A family friendly city The realm of homes. Five hundred years of history Church parish founded 1581 County 1865 Town status 1964 City from 1977 Milestones.

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1 A family friendly city The realm of homes

2 Five hundred years of history Church parish founded 1581 County 1865 Town status 1964 City from 1977 Milestones

3 Space to breathe Land area 737,5 km 2 Water area 13,6 km 2 Total 751,1 km 2 City owned 29,6 km 2 Area

4 Good transport connections Distances Vaasa 1 h * International airport * Sea harbour

5 Population of the environmentally-friendly city Population (year 2012) Population

6 A strong technology-based city Year 2012employees Lapua city 931 Metso Power Oy, Lapua factory 185 Nammo Lapua Oy 140 Veljekset Ala-Talkkari Oy 89 Largest employers

7 Growing and developing businesses Workforce National unemployment rate 9,7 % ( )

8 Lapua health and fitness Lapuan Korikobrat -Play in the highest division basketball league Virkiä Pesis, women -Finnish champions 1978, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Genuine sports city

9 Lapua makes you feel good ! Recreational swimming pool Outdoor pool Sports centre Ice rink Patruuna-arena A wealth of sports facilities to choose from

10 Simpsiö – The largest and most exclusive resort in Western Finland 100,000 skiers per season Western Finland´s largest ski centre with many pistes available Simpsiö ski centre

11 Experiences and life ! City library Community college Music college and Alajoki-hall Chapel Cinema Cafe Iso Prässi Lapua Theatre Lapua Cartridge factory museum Lapua Art Museum Art exhibition Cartridge gallery Ostrobothnian photography Centre Pyhälahti photography museum Small industries and shops Cultural centre Vanha Paukku

12 Lots of activities for the whole family ! Wonderful garden, over 10,000 species of plant Jokilaakso Gardens

13 Music brings people together Vanha Paukku Festival

14 An international atmosphere at the church The largest organs in Finland Organ festival

15 The realm of homes


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