Lohja

Lohja (Swedish: Lojo) is a town and municipality in Southern Finland.

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View of Laurinkatu street in Lohja.

Lohja has been a focal point for the population and economy of Western Uusimaa since the early 14th century. It was renowned as a trading centre in the Middle Ages. The local inhabitants were among the pioneers of the Finnish mining and construction material industries. By Finnish standards, Lohja has long-established traditions in horticulture and especially in market gardening. These traditions are represented by the symbols of present-day Lohja: limestone and an apple.

Lohja has chosen to be officially bilingual, although the Swedish minority is small enough (4 %) that this is not required by law.

See

Aurlahti beach, Lohjanjärvi, Lohja.

Do

Torhola cave.

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