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The Borough of Imatra is a municipality in eastern Finland, founded in 1948 around three industrial settlements near the Finnish-Russian border. In the course of the last 50 years, this amorphous group of settlements has grown into a modern industrial town dominated by Lake Saimaa[?], the River Vuoksi[?] and the border. It gained its municipal charter in 1971.

On the other side of the border, 7 kilometres away from the centre of Imatra, lies the town of Svetogorsk[?]. St Petersburg is situated 210 km to the southeast, Finland's capital Helsinki is 230 km away and Lappeenranta, the nearest Finnish town to Imatra in Finland, is 40km away.

  • Total surface area: 191.6 square kilometres (Land area 155.3 km2, water area 36.3 km2
  • Population: 31 421 (as at December 2001)

The main employers:

  • Stora Enso[?] Oyj
  • Municipality of Imatra
  • Imatra Steel Oy Ab
  • Border Guard

  • Number of jobs: 12 401
(November 2001; figures from the Business Registration Agency)
  • Number of municipal employees: 1 970 (as at December 2001)
(including permanent staff but excluding employees paid by the employment creation funds)

Mayor: Tauno Moilanen, M. Sc. (Eng), E-mail: tauno.moilanen@imatra.fi

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