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The town is renowned for its maritime history. Shipbuilding with its associated shipping industry has long traditions in Jakobstad. Jakobstad is also known as a town of parks and gardens. Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland’s national poet, was born in Jakobstad.
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The number of nights spent in Jakobstad by domestic tourists was breaking records this summer

Even though the total number of registered overnight stays during summer 2023 (21 145 stays) did not reach the number of last year, the number of overnight stays for domestic tourists in May–September was record-breaking (19 599 stays). The accommodation revenue for…

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