Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Khiytola

  (Redirected from Hiitola)

HistoryEdit

The Finnish name of the settlement (Hiitola) derives from "Hiisi", the name of a forest spirit in the Karelian-Finnish mythology.[1]

Before the Winter War it was a municipality of the Viipuri Province of Finland.

TransportationEdit

Khiytola railway station is a railway junction of the Vyborg–Joensuu and St. Petersburg–Khiytola railways. It has direct suburban connections with Vyborg, Sortavala, and Kuznechnoye. A long-distance train between St. Petersburg and Kostomuksha calls at Khiytola every second day.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Eeva Kilpi (b. 1928), feminist writer
  • Martti Talvela (1935–1989), opera singer (see, for example, Pekka Hako, The Unforgettable Martti Talvela/Unohtumaton Martti Talvela, 2005)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Андрей Сыров. "Забытые достопримечательности западной части Карельского перешейка. Путеводитель". Издательство "Центрполиграф", Санкт-Петербург, 2012. Стр. 330
  2. ^ Расписание электричек по станции Хийтола (in Russian). Yandex. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

External linksEdit