It is located in the province
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of Southern Finland
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and is part of the Kymenlaakso
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. The municipality has a population of and covers an area of km2 of which km2 is water. The population density
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The medieval church (as opposed to the municipality) is situated in the village of Itäkirkonkylä ("East Church Village"). During the Reformation, the rather beautiful and moving pictures on the walls were whitewashed over. Some years ago, they were rediscovered and the whitewash removed. The village lies just to the East of the westernmost tributary of the Kymi River
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and was at one time on the border between Russia and Sweden established by the Treaty of Åbo
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in 1743. Indeed, on the Western side of the river is a municipality called Ruotsinpyhtää
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("Swedish Pyhtää") known as in Swedish.
The municipality is bilingual with speaking Finnish
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and other languages as their first language.
Hinkaböle is a village on the island of Munapirtti in the municipality of Pyhtää, Kymenlaakso, Province of Southern Finland, Finland.-Literature:...
- Hirvikoski (earlier Österhirvikoski)
- Malmi, Pyhtää