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The Borough of Imatra is a municipality in eastern Finland, founded in 1948 around three industrial settlements near the Finnish-Russian border. In the course of the last 50 years, this amorphous group of settlements has grown into a modern industrial town dominated by Lake Saimaa, the River Vuoksi and the border. It gained its municipal charter in 1971.

On the other side of the border, 7 kilometres away from the centre of Imatra, lies the town of Svetogorsk. St Petersburg is situated 210 km to the southeast, Finland's capital Helsinki is 230 km away and Lappeenranta, the nearest Finnish town to Imatra in Finland, is 40km away.

The main employers:

(October 2003; figures from the Imatra town homepage) (including permanent staff but excluding employees paid by the employment creation funds)

Mayor: Tauno Moilanen, M. Sc. (Eng), E-mail:

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