Lappeenranta is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 km from the Russian border. It belongs to the province of Southern Finland and the region of South Karelia. With 59,000 inhabitants (December 31, 2004) Lappeenranta is the eleventh-largest city in Finland.
Lappeenranta is the centre of the South Karelia region in south-east Finland. The eleventh-largest Finnish city by number of inhabitants, Lappeenranta is a city renowned for its natural beauty, its happy Karelian character and its good prospects for the future. http://www.lappeenranta.fi/?deptid=10972
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Lappeenranta is a friendly town of great natural beauty with 58,000 inhabitants. It is the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of South Karelia, and a hub of lakeside tourism. http://www.travel.fi/lappeenranta/eng/