Place:Loviisa, Uusimaa, Finland

Alt namesLovisasource: Wikipedia
Coordinates60.45°N 26.25°E
Located inUusimaa, Finland
Also located inItä-Uusimaa, Etelä-Suomi, Finland    
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Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants[1] on the southern coast of Finland. About 43 per cent of the population is Swedish-speaking.[2]

The municipality covers an area of of which is water.[3] The population density is .

The neighboring municipalities of Liljendal, Pernå and Ruotsinpyhtää were consolidated with Loviisa on January 1, 2010.

Loviisa was founded in 1745, as a border fortress against Russia. Most of the fortifications have been preserved. Loviisa was originally called Degerby, but king Adolf Frederick of Sweden renamed the city after his spouse Lovisa Ulrika after visiting the town in 1752.

Loviisa is the site of two of Finland's nuclear reactors, two VVER units each of 488 MWe, at the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant. The other operating reactors are at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.

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