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Lappeenranta

facts in brief


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




Facts in brief:

Located on Lake Saimaa; was thriving medieval trade center; chartered by Swedish governor Per Brahe in 17th cen.; served as fortress on border of Russia from 18th cen.; destroyed by the Russians in 1741, but rebuilt.

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