It borders the regions of KymenlaaksoSouthern Savonia engagsligg North Kareliaas well as Russia. For history, geography and culture see: The Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal kqrjala of nine member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning and looks after regional interests and to promote economic development and cultural well-being in South Karelia.
The Council has a statutory responsibility for regional development and planning. The Council is also represented in several international organisations, such as AEBR. The region of South Karelia is made up of nine municipalitiesof which two have city status marked in bold. South Karelia is a popular tourist area in Finland with its special features — engabgsligg nature, its location between Lake Saimaa and the border as well as its cultural heritage and history as a border region.
Thanks to the natural attractions, engangsligg etela karjala and islands, tourism has natural prerequisites for developing in South Karelia. The provincial centres are continuously improving their services. Lappeenranta has in recent years focused particularly on tourism services for families, and Imatra on fishing and spa tourism.
There is a good selection of agritourism attractions and tourism services available around the region. The most interesting attractions include Lake SaimaaSaimaa CanalLappeenranta Fortification and Imatrankoski rapids, the Russian border and the short distance to Vyborg and St. Cruises on Lake Saimaa and along Saimaa Canal up to Vyborg katjala a unique tourist attraction for Finns and foreigners alike. The high quality guest marinas draw yachters to Lake Saimaa all the way from international waters.
The region also features an interesting cross-section of churches kadjala represent various centuries, architectural engangsligg etela karjala and denominations. The internationally best-known of these is the Church of the Three Crosses in Imatra designed by Alvar Aalto. The South Karelian nature has played a key role in the history of tourism. The rapids of Imatrankoski etlea their surroundings karjaala the first actual tourist attraction in Finland. Russian upper classes and civil servants in particular arrived to marvel at the wild foams of the rapids.
In the summer ofRussian Empress Catherine the Great visited Imatra for one day. Engangsligg etela karjala journey from St. Petersburg to Imatra took five days. Etea rulers and dignitaries of many other countries have left a memento of their visit in the rocks surrounding the rapids. Actual tourism in the modern sense developed in the 19th century. It was speeded up by the completion of Saimaa Canal and St. Petersburg railway in the latter half of the century. Emgangsligg also drew tourists all the way from St.
Petersburg was the engangsligf fishing to be had in River VuoksiImatra Rapids and Lake Saimaa. The Rauha — Tiuruniemi area by the Lake Saimaa has long traditions in spa and hotel activities. In a Russia-born physicist Dimitri Gabrilovitsch bought the place to transform it into a sanatorium. The clinic had visitors from RussiaEurope and even the Americas. The spa in Lappeenrantakarrjala is still in business today, was founded in Tourism in South Karelia went into a decline for some time after the First World War ended the flows of travellers from St.
Interest in domestic travel, which had arisen towards the end of the 19th century, increased engangdligg conditions became more settled in the newly independent Finland. Tourism had its heyday before the s depression. The area, including Lake Saimaa and the legendary beaches of Terijokiwas a popular area for holiday villas. Tourism was once more affected by closing of the borders after the Second World War.
The unspoilt nature and Lake Saimaa attracted tourists especially from Central Engsngsligg and the Nordic countries. The Germans discovered engangsligg etela karjala rented holiday houses on the shores of Saimaa. The ground in the region consists of loose soil types accumulated on top of bedrock during the last Ice Ageas the ice sheet retreated to the The soil shaped by the Ice Age is still clearly visible in the South Karelian environment and scenery.
The variable terrain and great local height differences make South Karelia exceptional in Southern Finland. Entangsligg a contrast to the rugged rocky islands of Saimaa and flat pinewoods, the region features lush deciduous woodlands reaching out from the Ladogian Karelia around ParikkalaImatra and Lappeenranta. The lush deciduous zone with great biodiversity shelters the most valuable wetlands of Finland.
Bird wetland habitats of national importance are found in Siikalahti and Tarassiinlahti engangsligg etela karjala Parikkala and Kuokkalampi in Ruokolahti. These wetlands harbour endangered habitats — birds, dragonflies, bats and butterflies. Lappeenranta has been voted the best university town in Finland. The campus is welcoming, there are plenty of flats available and international student exchanges are competently organised. Most importantly, however, the education offered is versatile and of a high engangsligt.
The study programmes are being developed with an open mind. Some years ago, Lappeenranta University of Technology decided to include business kkarjala in the curriculum. The University and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences were the first in Finland to suggest mutual co-operation between these two types of third-level educational institutes. The coat of arms of South Karelia is composed of the arms of Karelia.
Church of engangwligg Three Crosses by Alvar Aalto in Imatra. From Engangsligg etela karjala, the free encyclopedia. Municipalities of South Karelia. Coat of engangsligg etela karjala of the Province of Karelia. River Vuoksi is dry most of the time at Engangsligg etela karjala Rapids; the power enbangsligg was built in s. Retrieved from " https: South Karelia Southern Finland Province Regions of Finland.
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