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Lahti

(lä`tē, läkh`–), city (1998 pop. 96,227), Southern Finland prov., S central Finland. Connected with the southern end of the Päijänne lake system, it is an important lake port as well as a transportation center. It has many large factories and is a center of the Finnish wood-products industry. Other industries include glassworks, breweries, and clothing factories. The city, founded in 1878, was incorporated in 1905. Many Karelians came to Lahti after the Finnish-Soviet armistice of 1944. The city hall (1912) was designed by Eliel SaarinenSaarinen, Eliel
, 1873–1950, Finnish-American architect and city planner, resident of the United States after 1923. In Finland, Saarinen's most celebrated building was the railway station in Helsinki.
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Lahti

 

a city and port in Finland, in Häme Province. Located on the south end of the Päiänne Lake system. Population, 88,700 (1970). Lahti is an important railroad junction. The city’s industry is represented by lumber processing and woodworking (sawn lumber, plywood, matches, and furniture) and the production of equipment for the pulp-and-paper industry; there are also textile, footwear, glass, and food-processing enterprises. Lahti is the site of Finland’s biggest radio station and a center of tourism and winter sport.

Present-day housing construction in Lahti is distinguished by diversity in the planning of neighborhood districts that blend organically with the landscape. Structures built in the 20th century include the city hall (1912, architect E. Saarinen), the concert hall (1957, architects K. and H. Siren), and a bank (1964, architect V. Revell). The Peace Monument was erected in Lahti in 1950–52 (granite, sculptor W. W. Aaltonen).

Lahti

a town in S Finland: site of the main Finnish radio and television stations; furniture industry. Pop.: 98 253 (2003 est.)
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