Janakkala provides comfortable living, diverse leisure activities, easy transportation and flexibility as a business environment. We offer all the simple things that are needed for a good life, and want to provide residential areas and services that meet people's needs.
Janakkala offers a comfortable setting; all major southern Finnish cities are within easy reach, as the Helsinki-Tampere motorway and the main railway route both cross the area.
A warm welcome awaits you on your visit. You might enjoy your visit so much that you end up staying for a longer time!
Janakkala in a nutshell
Less than an hour away from Helsinki, Tampere and Lahti
Central location along the Helsinki-Tampere motorway and national main railroad track
Part of the Häme region and Hämeenlinna sub-region
Founded in 1866
16,960 inhabitants, main suburbs Turenki 7,533 inhabitants and Tervakoski 4,208 inhabitants (31 Dec 2011)
Area 586 km², of which 37 km² are waterways
Major employers besides the municipal authority: Tervakoski Ltd, Valio Ltd, Suomen Nestlé Ltd, Kolmeks Ltd and Kiipula Foundation
There are around 800 operating companies in Janakkala.
Kadrina in Estonia, Tierp in Sweden, Msingi in Tanzania and Nyahururu in Kenya are partner cities of Janakkala