Founded in 1948 around three industrial establishments near the Russian-Finnish border
Imatra is a Finnish town in the east of the country. Founded in 1948 around three industrial establishments near the fine-Russian border. In 50 years, it was taking urban form around Lake Saimaa, the Vuoksi River and the border. It obtained the title of locality in 1971.
7 kilometers from Imatra, is the Russian village of Svetogorsk and 210, the city of St. Petersburg. Helsinki is 230 kilometers away and the nearest Finnish town is Lappeenranta at 37.
Almost all inhabitants work for Stora Enso and the Finnish Border Guard, and is the birthplace of the national hockey league players Jussi Markkanen and Petteri Nokelainen.