Lapua (Lappo in Swedish) is a municipality of Finland. Finland Swedish is a general term for the closely related cluster of Dialects of Swedish spoken in Finland by Swedish-speaking Finns as their ||-||}The municipalities ( kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe.
It is located next to the Lapua River in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The state of Finland consists of 6 provinces ( Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län) The Province of Western Finland is a province of Finland. It borders the provinces of Oulu, Eastern Finland and Southern Finland. South Ostrobothnia is one of the 20 regions (fi maakunta / sv landskap) of Finland. Finland is divided into 20 regions ( maakunta in Finnish, landskap in Swedish) The municipality has a population of 14,002 (2003) and covers an area of 750. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 92 km² of which 13. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 61 km² is water. The population density is 18. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6 inhabitants per km².
The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Finnish ( or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (92% As of 2006) and by ethnic Finns outside
Lapua is famous for the anti-communist Lapua Movement. Anti-communism refers to opposition to Communism. Historically the word "communism" has been used to refer to several types of communal social organization and Lapua Movement (Lapuan liike sometimes referred to as " Lapua Fascism " named after the then Municipality and modern days town of Lapua Also, the Battle of Lapua was fought between Swedish and Russian forces near the outskirts of the town on July 14, 1808 as part of the Russo-Swedish War. The Battle of Lapua was fought between Swedish and Russian troops on July 14 1808 at Lapua, Finland. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Year 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Finnish War was fought between Sweden and Russia from February 1808 to September 1809
Lapua is also home to a large ammunition factory, which commenced operations in 1927 as the State Cartridge Factory. Ammunition, often referred to as ammo, is a generic term derived from the French language la munition which Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This factory was the primary supplier of ammunition to the Finnish Army during the Winter War and World War II. Ammunition, often referred to as ammo, is a generic term derived from the French language la munition which The Finnish Army ( Finnish: Maavoimat, Swedish: Armén) is the land forces branch of the Finnish Defence Forces The Winter War (Talvisota Советско-финляндская война - official Зимняя война - unofficial Vinterkriget began when the The Continuation War (Jatkosota Fortsättningskriget Советско-финская война ( 25 June 1941 &ndash 19 September 1944)
An explosion occurred in a warehouse of this factory on April 13, 1976, resulting in the deaths of 40 mainly female employees. Events 1111 - Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. 1204 - The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sixty children lost a parent in the disaster. This is the worst accidental disaster in Finland's modern history. After the explosion, the factory was relocated 5 kilometres away from the town centre and continues production today as part of the Nordic Ammunition Group (Nammo) as Nammo Lapua. Nammo short for Nordic Ammunition Group is a Norwegian Military industry manufacturer of Ammunition. The original site of the factory and the surviving buildings are now an arts centre, library and theatre. .