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Imatran kaupunki
The dam o Imatra
The dam o Imatra
Coat o airms o Imatra
Coat o airms
Coordinates: 61°11′N 028°46′E / 61.183°N 28.767°E / 61.183; 28.767Coordinates: 61°11′N 028°46′E / 61.183°N 28.767°E / 61.183; 28.767
Kintra  Finland
Region Sooth Karelie
Sub-region Imatra sub-region
Chairter 1948
 • Toun manager Pertti Lintunen
Aurie (2011-01-01)[1]
 • Total 191.28 km2 (73.85 sq mi)
 • Laund 154.99 km2 (59.84 sq mi)
 • Watter 36.29 km2 (14.01 sq mi)
Aurie rank 307t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Tot 28,313
 • Rank 38t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 182.68/km2 (473.1/sq mi)
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 97% (offeecial)
 • Swadish 0.1%
 • Ithers 2.9%
Population by age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 13.8%
 • 15 tae 64 64.1%
 • 65 or aulder 22.1%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 19.5%

Imatra is a toun an municipality in eastren Finland, foondit in 1948 aroond three industrial dounsets near the Finnish–Roushie border. In the course o the last 50 years, this amorphous group o dounsets haes grown intae a modren industrial toun dominatit bi Lake Saimaa, the Vuoksi River an the border. It gained its municipal chairter in 1971.

On the ither side o the border, 7 kilometres (4 mi) awa frae the centre o Imatra, lees the Roushie towun o Svetogorsk. Saunt Petersburg is situatit 210 km (130 mi) tae the sootheast, Finland's caipital Helsinki is 230 km (140 mi) away an Lappeenranta, the nearest Finnish toun, is 37 km (23 mi) awa. Imatra belangs tae the historic province o Soothren Finland an the region o Sooth Karelie.

An Airt Nouveau or Jugend style castle, currently kent as Imatran Valtionhotelli, wis biggit near the rapids in 1903 as a hotel for tourists frae the Roushie Imperial caipital Saunt Petersburg.

The main employers are Stora Enso Oyj, Toun o Imatra, Ovako Bar Oy Ab an the Finnish Border Guard. As o October 2003, tot nummer o employees wis 12,423.[6] As o December 2004, 1,868 employees war employed bi the Town o Imatra.

Imatra is the birthplace o National Hockey League players Jussi Markkanen an Petteri Nokelainen.

The current mayor o Imatra is Pertti Lintunen.

In motorsport history, Imatra is best kent for its road races (umwhile TT-race) frae 1963 tae 1986. Frae 1962 tae 1982 it wis the hame o the Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix.

Durin the Continuation War, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim met wi Adolf Hitler in secrecy near the toun for the umwhile's 75t birthday.

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  1. "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swadish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swadish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. Imatra town homepage

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