sunnuntai 12. kesäkuuta 2016

Karijoki, Finland

Greetings from Karijoki.
Karijoki is a municipality of Finland.
It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The population of Karijoki is 1,363 (March 31, 2016) and the municipality covers an area of 185.77 km2 (71.73 sq mi) of which 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi) is inland water.  The population density is 7.34/km2 (19.0/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish. 

Karijoki Lutheran church was built in 1812, is is also called Helena's church. According to the legend a girl named Helena extinguished the fire in the church during the Finnish War. The enemy had put the fire under the sacristy. 

The Wolf Cave (Susiluola) is Karijoki’s main attraction for tourists and locals. This is a geological result after million years of climate changes. It consists on a wide horizontal fissure of the rock and it is named after its location on Wolf Mountain (Susivuori). This has a very important impact on the Scandinavian prehistory studies because investigators are convinced that the Neanderthal men habitated this cave.


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