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Monument to the center of Finland
Coat of arms of the former municipality of Piippola
Location of Piippola in Finland

Piippola [ ˈpiːpːɔlɑ ] is a former municipality in the Finnish region of Northern Ostrobothnia . According to a decision taken in 1958 by the illustrated Suomen Kuvalehti , Piippola is the geographic center of the country.

The community has existed since 1885 and includes the villages of Lamu, Leskelä and Kangaskylä in addition to the parish of Piippola. Since 1945 there has been a partnership with Leksand in Sweden.

Besides a monument that marks the center of the country, the wooden village church from 1770 and the local history museum, which is housed in a log cabin from the 18th century, of the former parish are worth seeing.

At the beginning of 2009, Piippola merged with the municipalities of Kestilä , Pulkkila and Rantsila to form the new municipality of Siikalatva .

Web links

Commons : Piippola  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Helsingin Sanomat : Uusi Siikalatvan kunta sai sinetin Pohjois-Pohjanmaalla , February 25, 2008 (Finnish)

Coordinates: 64 ° 10 ′  N , 25 ° 58 ′  E