Presentation on theme: "HARJAVALTA TOWN The town of work, industry and culture Kuva: Pasi Annala."— Presentation transcript:
HARJAVALTA TOWN The town of work, industry and culture Kuva: Pasi Annala
Harjavalta is situated along the railroad Tampere-Pori.
Harjavalta formed a dependent parish in 1669, it became an independent municipality in 1869, a township in 1968 and was granted the status of a town in 1977. Photo: Pasi Annala
The total area of Harjavalta is 128 sq.km. At the beginning of 2009 there were about 7600 inhabitants in Harjavalta.
Harjavalta is known as a town of work, enterprise and high standard of living. Large industrial plants, hospitals and several small-scale enterprises provide a livelihood for many Harjavalta inhabitants.
Harjavalta is also known as one of the major school towns in the heart of Satakunta region. The town offers its inhabitants an opportunity and facilities to lifelong learning.
The most popular cultural attraction is the Emil Cedercreutz museum and culture centre, which consists of Harjula (the artist´summer residence), the Temple of the Rural Spirit and an art museum. Photo: Pasi Annala
Harjavalta town enviroment is characterized by the River Kokemäenjoki offering a beautiful scenery, which resembles a lake by the dam of a power plant. Made by: Teija Harju ja Hanna Santanen