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Lempäälä (Swadish: Lembois) is a municipality in soothwastren Finland wi 20,623 indwellers (31 Januar 2011). Lempäälä is locatit sooth o the city o Tampere. The municipality covers an area o 307.07 square kilometre (118.56 sq mi) o whilk 37.51 km2 (14.48 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population density is 76.51 indwellers per square kilometre (198.2 /sq mi).

The municipality centre o Lempäälä is situatit on an isthmus atween the lochs Vanajavesi an Pyhäjärvi that is connectit bi the Kuokkalankoski rapids an the canal o Lempäälä that wis biggit in the 1870s an is still in uise.

The first written accoont o parish o Lempäälä is frae 1430. The auldest biggin o the toun is a medieval kirk cried efter Saunt Birgitta an wis biggit in the year 1504.[2] The anerlie remainin airticle frae medieval times in the kirk is a widden crucifix carved oot o birk.

Finnish novelist Yrjö Kokko steyed in Lempäälä, an is buiriet in the graveyaird.

Ideapark, the seicont mucklemaist shoppin centre in the Nordic kintras, is locatit in Lempäälä alang the HelsinkiTampere motorwey.

Kuokkala[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kuokkala is a neeburheid tae the north o Lempäälä toun that hooses a 'museoraitti' (museum trail). Several biggins nou hoose collections o historical items, includin: a shop museum (a shop an information office an aw), hairdressers & baurbers, souters, 1939-45 war memorabilia, hoosehauld equipment, broukies, wrichts, a 19t century Finnish dwellin, an a special exhibit relatin tae the ex-Finnish region o Sakkola.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. "Pyhä Birgitta määräsi kirkon paikan – Lempäälän kunta". Archived frae the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. Leaflet about Kuokkalan museoraitti published by museum.

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