LAIHIA – known for parsimony and jokes

Laihia is very famous for its stingy people, and jokes related to this stereotype. In the municipality you can find a museum completely dedicated to this type of character.

Laihia is a rural municipality with about 8 100 inhabitants. The municipality’s scenery consists of fertile fields and large wastes. That’s why the municipality can offer spacious living alternatives for its inhabitants. Laihia also has many different places for doing sports.

According to a legend, a sturdy pine that grows in Laihia has been immortalized first on the Finnish 50 mark note and later on the Finnish 10, 20, 50 penni coins.

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Spacious living
Low unemployment rate
Diverse sport possibilities
The one week event ”Nuukuuren Viikko”
The famous moneypine