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Hamina

facts in brief


Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750
Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750




Facts in brief:

The town of Vehkalahti was established on the site in 1653; destroyed in the Northern War in 1712; re-established by Swedes; after the peace treay of 1721 given a royal name, Fredrikshamn or Fredrik´s Port, soon shortened by the Finnish-speaking population to Hamina. In 1743 annexed to Finland. Lost military significance after 1809.


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  • History of the fortress of Hamina



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