|Lohjan kaupunki - Lojo stad|
|Founded||1926 (gained city rights in 1969)|
- Of which land
| 356.24 km²|
| 37,133 (31.3.2007)|
|Official languages||Finnish, Swedish|
|City Manager||Elina Lehto-Häggroth|
It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 36.585 (2005-12-31) and covers an area of 356.24 km² of which 77.98 km² is water. The population density is 131.6 inhabitants per km².
Lohja has been a focal point for the population and economy of Western Uusimaa since the early 14th century. Lohja was renowned as a trading centre already 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.
The landscape of Lohja is characterized by manors and gardens. The Lohja area is divided by the ridge Lohja, which forms a watershed for the largest lake system of Southern Finland, Lake Lohja.
Lohja is a town famed for its cultural events. More than a hundred different events are arranged in the town each year by its residents and organizations. The most notable are the Lohja Summer Cultural Festival, the Apple Carnival organized by representatives of business and commerce, the retailers' Hurlumhei Carnival and the Old Time Christmas market continue the tradition of fairs dating back to the Middle Ages.
One unique experience is the Tytyri limestone mine, which has a museum 100 meters below the surface of the earth. This attraction and exhibitions can be reached using either an old mine wagon or a modern lift. Other places worth visiting are:
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