Place:Janakkala, Häme, Finland

Alt namesTurenkisource: Wikipedia
Located inHäme, Finland
Also located inKanta-Häme, Etelä-Suomi, Finland    
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Inhabited place
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Janakkala is a municipality of Finland. Its administrative centre is in Turenki, which is often erroneously shown on maps as being "Janakkala".

It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Tavastia Proper region. To the south, Janakkala shares a boundary with Riihimäki, the Northern neighbour being Hämeenlinna. The municipality has a population of[1] and covers an area of of which is water.[2] The population density is . In Janakkala the rate of unemployment is 9.7% and the rate of municipal taxes is %.[3]

A paper mill is located in Tervakoski.

Sites of particular interest include the Hakoinen fortress hill and manor house, the latter being privately owned; the mediaeval stone church of St Lauri (Lawrence); the Torpparimuseo (authentic wooden village buildings and windmill); and numerous Bronze Age sacrifice stones, all in Janakkala village.

The birth place of an internationally known actress Ida Aalberg (1857-1915) is located in Leppäkoski village in Janakkala.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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