founded 1653
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Founded in 1653, Hamina is one of the oldest Finnish seaports. Its location at the crossroads of ancient trading routes and its role as a frontier town and port have left strong marks on its architecture, culture and customs.

Internationalism and cultural encounter are in many ways still features of life in the town today. Just as in eras past, the babble of many languages can still be heard in its streets. Hamina’s location, on the coast and close to the Finnish-Russian border, affords wide potential for business and especially for tourism.