Toijala is a former town and municipality of Finland, located some 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Tampere. On 1 January 2007, it was consolidated with Viiala to form the town of Akaa.

Toijala is known as an important railway crossroads. The Helsinki–Tampere and Turku–Tampere tracks meet at Toijala railway station.

Toijala is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. The municipality had a population of 8,305 (end of April 2004) and covered an area of 58.60 square kilometres (22.63 square miles) of which 7.72 square kilometres (2.98 square miles) is water. The population density (as of 31 December 2003) was 163.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (423/sq mi). The municipality was unilingually Finnish.

Until 2015, Toijala hosted a Nokia office which since 1997 collaborated with Päivölän Kansanopisto by having some of its students work as paid interns for 12 hours/week.[1]

On 4 April 2014, ten residents of Toijala became multi-millionaires when they won the record Eurojackpot of €57 million.[2]

VR Class Tr1 steam locomotive no. 1088 in Toijala

Notable people connected with ToijalaEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Toijala is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Akaan jättänyt Nokia muisti Päivölän matematiikkalinjaa vielä 190 000 eurolla". Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Emeritusprofessori Pertti Hemánus on kuollut". Yle Uutiset. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Nanchang City and Sister Cities Intercommunion". Nanchang Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and Nanchang Municipal Government. Nanchang Economic Information Center. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Toijala at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 61°10′00″N 23°52′05″E / 61.16667°N 23.86806°E / 61.16667; 23.86806