city in the region of Kymenlaakso in Finland

Hamina (Swedish: Fredrikshamn) is a town in Kymenlaakso, Finland. As of 31 May 2013, 21,252 people lived there. Nearby municipalities are Kotka, Kouvola, Luumäki, Miehikkälä and Virolahti. Writer Laila Hietamies wrote a book about Hamina.

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The town plan of Hamina differs from what is usual in Finland. It is rare in other countries too. Another town with a similar plan is Palmanova, in Italy.

A local museum is located on the island of Tammio, near to the town.[1]


Hamina was established 1653. In writing, it was mentioned as a trading centre in the 1300s.[2]


  1. Osaava Kymenlaakso, Reino Turunen ISBN 9519862900 001 1 398
  2. Facta 2001, part 5, page 462, finnish

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